As part of a rolling response to Covid-19 restrictions, we are developing a good ideas bank (see below). We welcome your feedback and ideas as we pull together to forge an NZ Inc. response to support the international student experience.  Our Wednesday 11am catch-up cafes also provide ideas. These Zoom meetings have special guests that include officials from Education NZ, Immigration NZ, NZQA, MOE, etc. Government agency responses to questions are provided in the right-hand column. Please email [email protected] if you are not receiving ISANA NZ weekly mail-outs for the Zoom link, and please check our Membership page for membership enquiries.

Tailored student support Catch-up Cafe: government agency responses
Managing anxiety during a second lockdown Summarised notes:
Asian Family Services 2020 survey and advice April 1 – MOE response
Counselling support for Asian students April 8 – MOE response
Tailored mental health support – Asian Family Services April 15 – MOE response
Whats Up counselling for young people April 22 – MOE response
English Australia Guide to International Student Mental Health April 22 – Karen Sionzon, Immigration NZ
Red Cross support April 29 – Katerina Kawai, NZQA Code compliance
Red Cross support promotional resources  May 6 – Belinda Himiona, MOE International
Accommodation support & homestay May 13 – Sabrina Alhady, NZ International Students Assoc
Supporting homestay services May 20 – Sahinde Pala, Education New Zealand
Cultural cues for homestay families May 27 – Celia Coombes, Immigration NZ
Is my teenager really learning online June 3 – Suzanne Townsend, MOE International
What to expect from teens during lockdown June 10 – Sabrina Alhady, NZ International Students Assoc
Social connections  June 17 – Schools and tertiary panel on sector recovery
What gamers can teach us about isolation July 1 – Dougal Sutherland, clinical psychologist – student stress
Fun activities during isolation July 15 – ENZ  2019 intern. student experience research report
Online board games while stuck at home July 29 – Celia Coombes, Immigration NZ
Chatting about the news August 12th – Monique Harvison, MOE International
Institutional response August 26th – Reo Tanaka, NZQA Code 
Auckland Grammar School September 9th – ISANA NZ co-presidents share good practice
Massey University’s message to international students
Victoria International’s Covid-chatbot
EIT virtual bubbles Click here for past Catch-up Cafe recordings
Culturally responsive pedagogy & communication
AFS DIVE principles for intercultural interaction
English for entry-level EAL students  
CI model for intercultural contact
Strategies for sector recovery
Past ISANA president Terry McGrath: reflections and recommendations
Looking Ahead Webinar – Industry Leader Panel recording
Chief Executive of Aspire2 International, Clare Bradley’s recovery plan



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