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 provides leadership and a voice for the sector by offering support and policy advocacy on your behalf.


SIEBA enables greater sector cohesion through the development of a member database and regular communication to members.


SIEBA aims to grow all aspects of the sector: economic value, quality, professionalism, visibility and collaborative practice.


Mental Health and Wellbeing 

This resource was created by SIEBA and Education New Zealand to support staff working with international secondary school students who are experiencing mental health issues. It aims to build capability and capacity across the sector, providing best practice guidance to school staff.



SIEBA Members List

Here you can find a list of our current SIEBA members. 


Student Placements Service

For placement of groups and high school students in years 9-13.

The Student Placement Service offers agents and schools a streamlined process to find each other for the right match for group students.


Primary/Intermediate Schools Programme

For placement of students in years 1-8.

SIEBA and Education New Zealand are excited to offer a new programme to assist agencies in our key markets to promote international education in Primary and Intermediate schools in New Zealand.


I believe SIEBA will help us grow our international student numbers and provide an even better educational and lifestyle experience for all our students; domestic and international.
 Principal, Otago Girls' High School
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.
 Chief Executive, Education New Zealand
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.
 International Director, Waihi College
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.
 Deputy Principal and Director of International Students, Macleans College
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.
 Principal, Otago Girls' High School
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
 Principal, Glendowie Primary School


SIEBA membership will allow you to connect and collaborate in ways that have not been possible before.