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Auckland Int College Announces New Appointment

Auckland International College Announces New Appointment

Auckland International College (AIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Mercer to the position of Director, Student Support Services.

Sue Mercer, BA, Dip Tchg, has been teaching secondary students for the past 10 years, most recently at Pakuranga College, and is currently completing a post graduate diploma in School Management through Unitec.

She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Auckland majoring in Japanese and English, and has spent some time studying and working in Japan.

“AIC’s point of difference from a state school is that our International Baccalaureate Diploma is a holistic curriculum: academically, socially and culturally,” says Ms Mercer. “Our pastoral system links very strongly with our academic programme.”

AIC is also a fully NZQA certified Senior School open to motivated year 10-13 New Zealand and international students seeking a challenge, who wish to study for the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma as an alternative to the controversial NCEA qualification that is offered in state schools.

“We are targetting the best and brightest New Zealand high school students to apply for our pre- International Baccalaureate programme, which starts in July,” says Ms Mercer.

“We expect a lot of New Zealand school students in the local area will be attracted to AIC due to the availability of the International Baccalaureate qualification, our pastoral support system, and our state of the art technology that caters for the needs of the students as well as their parents.”

Josh Sasai, Executive Director of AIC, says Ms Mercer’s appointment demonstrates AIC’s commitment to establishing a top quality educational institution that provides a world class education to both New Zealand and international students.

AIC is the first of 30 planned colleges in an exciting global development in international education which will give AIC students valuable links with senior students in other countries as part of a wider global network of schools.

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