The following emergency phone number is for International Students, parents of International Students and homestay families.
0800 451 842 This number is NOT a general after hours phone number.
Sharon Hines is Northcross Intermediate's Director of International Students. She has been working at Northcross since 2005. A passion for teaching English,and interest in other cultures led Sharon to gain a Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults. She has also worked for the Volunteer Migrant service and The ESOL Home Teacher Service.
Sharon thoroughly enjoys her role as Director, working with the International students and their parents to ensure the children receive the best possible in pastoral care and a worthwhile NZ experience. She retains a genuine interest in other cultures, languages and travel.
Sharon's Qualifications are:
DDI: + 64 (0) 9 477 0342
Mobile: + 64 21 2527 465
I have always been passionate about teaching English and love sharing this with people from all over the world. It is a very rewarding job and fantastic to see how much progress learners make in a very short time. I am learning to speak Korean and this experience has made me appreciate the challenges of learning a new language.
Annette Thomas has been teaching ESOL at Northcross for many years, she brings a wealth of experience to the English Language Program.
Annette has the following qualifications:
Annette's personal comment ;"I find it interesting to meet and get to know students from other countries.I enjoy helping these students improve in their English skills so they can cope with their class work. It's very rewarding to see how their English improves so much during their time at the school!"
Mrs Sim is part of our Learning Support Staff here at Northcross Intermediate and is a valued member of the International Student Department supporting our Korean students. Kyung ae has extensive experience in working with students of all ages. She has had more than 20 years of experience teaching maths through academies and private tutoring. Kyungae can be contacted via email or
Melanie Yang is our Chinese Support Person. Melanie works as one of the Learning Assistants at Northcross Intermediate. She works at the school Monday to Friday. Students can see Melanie at school and parents can contact Melaine via her email address.
Mobile: + 64 (0) 21 163 7792
Ethne de Bruin has been a teacher at Northcross for over 10 years as a full time relief teacher and has been in charge of the After School ESOL support programme for as many years. Mrs de Bruin is a kind and caring teacher and has a real understanding of the needs of the ESOL student both in and out of the classroom.