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About Kauri Academy
Kauri Academy is a Private Training Establishment (PTE) registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and is a signatory to the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
Level 6 and 7
3 City Road
Auckland Central 1010

Postal address
PO Box 8540
Symonds St.
Auckland 1150

Contact Details
+64 9 53 KAURI
+64 9 53 (52874)

+64 9 551 5289

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 3:00pm
Experience and Expertise In World-Class Education

Kauri Academy NZ is an international school whose expertise is based on the long heritage of PNTC Colleges Philippines (www.pntc.edu.ph). Established in 1994, PNTC has almost 20 years experience in tertiary education and a proven reputation for training thousands of quality workers in the global service industry.

It is this relationship that gives us a unique insight into education in the global setting, an understanding of education from the point of view of the international student.

We know the high standards required by the international community. We also realize that foreign students expect this quality of education to come with a truly memorable and enriching experience.

Qualified and Experienced Tutors

Healthcare Studies Department staff must be registered nurses, occupational therapists or hold an equivalent health care qualification, and must have knowledge of adult education. Healthcare Studies staff have extensive industry experience, which they will share with all healthcare students.

Academic Staff

The Academic Staff at Kauri Academy are employed for their expertise and commitment to providing an exceptional educational service. Each department is headed by industry-respected educators with years of experience.

Blanche Farmer - Academic Manager

Kavya Krishnan - Diversional Therapy Programme Leader

Vitaliy Churkin - Pharmacy Technician Programme Leader

Sarkkunan Viswanathan - Diploma in Health Programme Leader

Fiona Mackinnon - DTCH Tutor

Laetitia Olivier - DTCH Tutor

Shabari Brahmanlapally - PHT Tutor

Vimal Gangadharan - PHT Tutor

Jude Edeigba - DipH Tutor

Chintal Talreja - DipH Tutor

Administrative and Student Support Staff

The Kauri Academy Management Team is focused on providing the students the best possible educational experience. Members of the staff are professional and approachable, so if you need help with anything, just ask.

Our Student Support Officer will be available to provide help and support when you need it. If you have a problem and you are finding it difficult to explain that problem in English talk to the Student Support Officer. The Student Support Officer is only too happy to help.

Sonny Lu - Managing Director
Sonny is a director of PNTC Colleges in the Philippines. PNTC Colleges offers training programmes that produce some of the best workers in the global service industry. He is now responsible for leading PNTC’s expansion into international education in New Zealand.

Emmie Aban - Administrative Manager
Emmie is a seasoned school administrator both overseas and in NZ. She started her NZ career in 2008. Her vast experience in the education sector has fully equipped her to be adept with NZ standards, practices and legislation related to education.

Yvonne Willamson - Clinical Coordinator / Academic Administrator
Yvonne has an extensive background in Health – Diploma in Physiotherapy, Master of Public Health (AUT), experienced Health Research Surveyor for Ministry of Health projects, and Workplace Health Facilitator for Diabetes Projects Trust. Yvonne organises the clinical placements across all the programmes and supports academic administration.

Mike Lu - IT Administrator
Michael studied and taught Computer Network Engineering in New Zealand before working for Kauri Academy. He is both CompTIA and Microsoft certified.

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Pastoral Care of International Students
When students from other countries come to study in New Zealand, it is important that those students are well informed, safe, and properly cared for. The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students sets standards for educational providers to ensure that:
  • High professional standards are maintained
  • The recruitment of international students is undertaken in an ethical and responsible manner
  • Information supplied to international students is comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date
  • Students are provided with information prior to entering into any commitments
  • Contractual dealings with international students are conducted in an ethical & responsible manner
  • The particular needs of international students are recognised
  • International students under the age of 18 are in safe accommodation
  • All providers have fair and equitable internal procedures for the resolution of international student grievances.

Full details of what is covered can be found in the Code itself. The Code also establishes the IEAA and the Review Panel to receive and adjudicate on student complaints. Click here for a copy of Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students in English or other languages.

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