SIEBA was formed to provide stronger representation for New Zealand schools operating in the international education sector. SIEBA’s purpose is to Lead, Connect and Grow schools’ international education business.
SIEBA is a go-to resource for the school sector. It provides advice and a template and document library so members can access high quality documentation and create consistency without “recreating the wheel”.
SIEBA champions best practice and professionalism within the sector through: professional development opportunities and capability building services for members, their Principals and their Boards of Trustees.
SIEBA encourages greater commercial responsiveness through brokering opportunities on members’ behalf and through the development of a Schools Brand.
SIEBA encourages and facilitates collaboration and partnership between members.
SIEBA works constructively in support of school sector objectives and through the marketing of SIEBA to potential members, the wider public and suppliers.
Growth is at the centre of what SIEBA is all about and we are committed to helping member schools achieve growth.
SIEBA will offer sector benchmarking and industry analysis, a school sector brand and develop an associated marketing plan with specific targets.
It will recognise, celebrate and share leading practices in all aspects of schools’ international education.
Professional Development Workshops 2017
SIEBA professional development workshops are an opportunity to connect with members, increase knowledge of international education business operation and gain deeper insights into current international education issues and challenges.
SIEBA Schools Directory
As part of our representation at the ENZ events in Japan, we have created a SIEBA schools’ directory. This has now been completed and will be circulated in print form at the Tokyo ENZ events. To view directory, click link below.
Having worked in a range of schools including large, small, rural, urban, those with an established international student programme and those struggling to get such a programme off the ground, I am excited that SIEBA will provide support and benefit to each one of these schools.
As a foundation member of SIEBA I see wonderful opportunities for Principals to grow their International student numbers, connect with other schools around the Code of Practice and policies, and lead strategically with knowledge, support, and insight around International Education
I am looking forward to having a body that is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of our sector and to respond accordingly with that sole focus. A body that will help schools grow capacity and improve practice, and give us access to a greater number of new business opportunities.
Being geographically isolated from others working in my field, I am looking forward to the opportunity to be able to connect more easily with others in similar roles, facing similar challenges.
Many New Zealand schools see international education as an important part of what they do; these schools are part of New Zealand’s international education industry. Education New Zealand is looking forward to working strategically with an industry-led body that will lead, connect and grow the sector.
SIEBA membership will allow you to connect and collaborate in ways that have not been possible before.