Interested in Becoming a Homestay Family?

We are always seeking suitable Northcross families to host our International Students for: Long Term, Short Term and Tour Groups.

You will be rewarded with

  • A cultural exchange
  • New International frienships
  • Cultural awareness benefits for your own child

If this sounds of interest we would love to hear from you! Download a Homestay Application or browse through Homestay Guidelines for more details. 

Please Contact the International Office:

Sharon Hines - Director of International Students
 Sharon Hines

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:

  • Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults
  • Travel and Tourism Diploma (Australia)
  • Contact Sharon

DDI: + 64 (0) 9 477 0342
Mobile: + 64 21 2527 465

Anna Lewthwaite - Accommodation Manager
Anna Lewthwaite

Anna is our school Accommodation Manger.  Anna has worked at Northcross since 2007 as a Learning Assistant, Basketball co-ordinator, and is part of the Administration & International Departments.  Anna enjoys working with children and has two boys of her own.  She is a valued member of New Zealand Basketball having been the manager of NZ teams travelling to the US and Australia.

Tel: + 64 (09) 9 477 0167
Mobile: + 64 27253 4473