Meet our International Team

Kia ora | Welcome

I am Olga Fuentes-Astorga and I am the International Director for Marlborough Girls’ College. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary Education) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development. As the International Director of Marlborough Girls College, I oversee our international student’s educational program, provide support, and help them to navigate their experience in our school and community.

Originally from Chile, I have worked in TESOL for over 30 years. As part of my training I studied at Irvine University, California USA, and in London, England. Since arriving in NZ in 2007, I have worked privately teaching English primarily to adults, skilled migrants and backpackers from different parts of the world.

While working as a TESOL in Chile, I became involved with the local chapter of AFS and presided over a decade. These years instilled a great sense of internationality and multiculturalism that has stayed with me ever since. I have traveled multiple times taking Chilean students on school trips to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. I currently live in Picton with my partner, Graeme and have two adult children and a granddaughter.

My long-standing relationship and passion in working with international students is what motivates me to provide the best experience possible for our international students here at Marlborough Girls’ College. 

Olga Fuentes-Astorga

Olga Fuentes-Astorga
Olga Fuentes-AstorgaInternational Director
Tracey Hughes
Tracey HughesESOL Teacher Aide

Kia ora, my name is Tracey Hughes. As a trained ESOL and primary school teacher, I have had the absolute pleasure of working with many young people within New Zealand. In addition to this I have extensive experience working with students overseas, most recently this included Japan and Hong Kong. I have a passion for people, cultures and a love of travel.  At Marlborough Girls’ College there is a certain vibrancy and richness that International students bring to our kura and community, and this is something that I truly love. We look forward to welcoming the world back to Marlborough Girls’ College.

Toni Brooks
Toni BrooksESOL Teacher Aide
My name is Toni Brooks and I work with International, migrant and former refugee students at Marlborough Girls’ College. I have hosted international students from MGC for many years as well as hosting some of their families who have visited us for holidays. My qualifications include TESOL Advanced Diploma (presently studying), TESOL Certificate, Diploma in Youth work and Diploma in Team Management. My passion for other cultures and travel is part of what motivates me to work with students from around the world in this role. I am looking forward to meeting new students from around the world and being a part of their journey here.