by Pam Hunt

Our International Team

We have a dedicated team to support you before, during and after your time at Hillmorton High School.

As a small team, in a medium size city school, we know our students well. We take pride in our individualised knowledge of you along with the pastoral care we provide. 

We can be contacted at: +64 338 5119 extension 871 or at international@hillmorton.school.nz


Pam Hunt

International Director

Kia ora

I have been at Hillmorton High School for many years and enjoy the school and its environment. I look forward to welcoming you to Hillmorton and supporting you throughout your association with us. I am passionate about my job and use my experience of language teaching and learning and living and studying overseas to guide me in my work.
I get pleasure from travelling and learning about new cultures, and in my spare time I like to walk, cycle, read, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends. 

My email is huntp@hillmorton.school.nz

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Pam Hunt


Heidi Cayford

International Student Assistant (with homestay responsibilities)

My role is to find suitable host families for our international students, along with providing support to students and families. I emigrated from England in 2007 with my husband and two sons and love New Zealand. I enjoy travelling and meeting people from different countries. With Europe being so close to us back then, we spent many holidays discovering different countries; we particularly loved the Greek Islands. Nowadays, we enjoy exploring all that New Zealand has to offer. I enjoy watching movies, being out on the water and spending time with my family and friends.

My email is cayfordh@hillmorton.school.nz

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Heidi Cayford


Katherine Bennett

Teacher-in-Charge of English Language (EL / ESOL)

I enjoy teaching and meeting students here at Hillmorton High School. During the 20 years I have been at the school, I have taught Senior and Junior English and English as a second language. 

When I am not at school, I enjoy watching movies, biking, working in the garden and spending time with my family and friends. I also like traveling and learning about other countries, so it is a pleasure to have students come here and share their culture with us.

My email is bennettk@hillmorton.school.nz

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Katherine Bennett


Carolyn O'Byrne

English Language (EL / ESOL) teacher

My role as an English Language teacher at Hillmorton High School gives me a wonderful opportunity to engage with students from a wide variety of cultures and I so much appreciate all that they contribute to our school. In my spare time I like to walk, read, and spend time with family and friends. I also enjoy travelling and meeting new people.

My email is obyrnec@hillmorton.school.nz 

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Carolyn O'Byrne