As 2019 came to a close, we were very sad to say good bye to our teacher Rhonda who retired in December after 14 years at Languages International. Rhonda is a much-loved and highly flexible member of the LI team. In addition to teaching all kinds of different English classes at different levels at LI, she also taught OET exam preparation workshops and Workplace Literacy for The Literacy Professionals at Languages International and joined our admin team taking over as Accommodation and Student Welfare Co-ordinator when our usual co-ordinator was on was on leave.
LI’s Director of Studies, Nick Moore, says, “It’s been great working with Rhonda over the years. She has been the true professional with all the different roles she has had in the school. She coped with everything we threw at her – classes at lots of levels, filling in with homestay and accommodation and some quite tricky workplace classes off site. She has a great sense of humour and a calmness that we all appreciate hugely.”
Rhonda says, “Although I am really looking forward to spending more time at home on Waiheke Island, I am going to miss the amazing friends that I have made at LI; teachers, admin staff and students. I have learned a great deal during my time there and have many wonderful memories. I will definitely be keeping in touch.”
Rhonda will be deeply missed at Languages International by staff and students alike, but we look forward to staying in contact with her and hearing about her new adventures.
Thank you, Rhonda for your huge contribution to Languages International over the years! We hope you enjoy your well-earned retirement.
It’s been great working with you Rhonda – lots of laughs, good times and sharing great ideas. Wishing you health and happiness for the future – and catch up again soon!!
We miss you Rhonda!!! Hope you are enjoying your new adventure, look forward to one day having a vino with you in Waiheke – Kate 🙂
Thank you for everything,Rhonda. I’m so happy to meet and know about you in this big world.
I will never ever forget that you taught me heaps of things not only English. Thank you so much.
Really miss you,Rhonda.
Hope See you again:)))
xxx Hitomi from Japan ♡
Lovely to have worked with you, Rhonda, for most of those 14 years. Come and visit us in Rotorua some time! All the very best for the next stage of your life. Annie xx
The happiest and nicely face that I saw on my first day at Languages International, a great person and a wonderful teacher. Is really sad even to say see you soon Rhonda my best wishes for you.
Hope island life is keeping you busy and this beautiful summer weather has meant lots of time enriching yourself rather than just others! We miss you!
I’m gonna be a lucky person to have a Rhonda’s class. I’m still remember that she helped me heaps when I started studying at LI.
I’ll definitely go Waiheke in a year!!! Let’s have a coffee again.♡
And hope to she is gonna be alright 🙂
It has been great to have worked with you over those 14 year, Rhonda. Hope you’re enjoying your new life, and reading these comments it’s a wonderful to how appreciated you are by staff and students alike, whether as teacher, workplace, reception, homestay or colleague. Cheers, Michael. x
I miss you. I had a great memory in your class. Thank you so much. I will never forget it. One of my friends from your class said You are the best teacher in her NZ life. Very thank you to your warm-heart teaching. Hope see you when I visit to NZ again. Love you!
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and kind wishes. It is so nice to hear from you. If you are ever on Waiheke, please contact me. I would love to catch up over a coffee or a vino.