Director of International Students

Caroline Robertson was appointed as Marsden's Director of International Students in 2018. She has been with us for many years, first as a Languages/English teacher and then as Head of Languages. Taking on the role of International Director is a natural progression for her.

Teaching and Learning Background

Caroline’s career started in the Communications Team at NZQA, followed by her role as a German and English teacher at Marsden. She has been involved in curriculum design work with the Ministry of Education as well as sitting on National Examination Panels.  Prior to this appointment she was Head of Languages and has previously been Communications Director on Marsden's Senior Management Team during the Academic Director’s Sabbatical.


In 2020 Caroline received one of only six New Zealand National Excellence in Teaching Awards.  The NEiTA awards recognise teachers and leaders who represent excellence within their teaching profession through their contribution to the advancement of education at local, regional or national levels.

A Philosophy based on Communication and relationships

Caroline's tertiary qualifications in Language and Marketing have allowed her to combine her love of teaching with her passion to communicate with people from many different cultures.  Having lived and studied abroad and being fluent in German has provided Caroline with valuable insight and experience with International Students.   


Relationships and communication define Caroline’s approach when interacting with students both in the classroom and in her role as Tutor, teacher and mentor.  

Excellence in Teaching Award

In 2020 Caroline won the inaugural ASG Parents’ Award at the National Excellence in Teaching Awards.  Read full ISNZ article ...

Beyond the classroom

Caroline is passionate about spending time with her family and friends and enjoys walking and keeping fit. She has a love of music and welcomes any opportunity to travel to immerse herself in new experiences and meet new people.