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 begin with an opportunity to share questions and concerns, and at 11.30am we welcome 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 if you are not receiving ISANA NZ weekly mail-outs for the Zoom link, and please check our Membership page for membership enquiries.

Tailored pastoral support Catch-up Cafe: government agency responses
Counselling support for Asian students April 1 – MOE response
Whats Up counselling for young people April 8 – MOE response
English Australia Guide to International Student Mental Health April 15 – MOE response
Accommodation support & homestay April 22 – MOE response
Supporting homestay services April 22 – Karen Sionzon, Immigration NZ
Cultural cues for homestay families April 29 – Katerina Kawai, NZQA Code compliance
Is my teenager really learning online May 6 – Belinda Himiona, MOE International
What to expect from teens during lockdown May 13 – Sabrina Alhady, NZ International Students Assoc
Social connections  May 20 РSahinde Pala, Education New Zealand
What gamers can teach us about isolation May 27 – Celia Coombes, Immigration NZ
Fun activities during isolation
Online board games while stuck at home
Chatting about the news
Institutional response
Auckland Grammar School
Massey University’s message to international students
Victoria International’s Covid-chatbot
EIT virtual bubbles
Culturally responsive pedagogy & communication
AFS DIVE lesson plan
English for entry-level EAL students
CI model for intercultural contact



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