As West Vancouver Schools, we are committed to providing the best possible Canadian experience in international education for each student. This includes time not only spent in our classrooms, but with a homestay family, and in extra-curricular activities.
- We create supportive learning environments
- We inspire students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to become a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world
We are proud to be members of pioneering professional organizations such as the International Public School Education Association (IPSEA) and the Canadian Association of Public Schools (CAPSI) and share their core values:
- To recognize the high value that a Canadian education in British Columbia holds for international students
- To promote collaboration on standard and ethical recruiting and marketing practices, and
- To maintain our pursuit of excellent programming.
Mr. Michael Frankowski
Michael directs the International Programs Department. He has specialized in international education at both the university and K-12 level since September 2001 and has worked in public education in British Columbia since October 1997.
He is also responsible for our efforts in China, Europe, and Latin America to recruit the best international students to West Vancouver.
Ms. Rebecca Rowley
As our Vice Principal, Rebecca ensures our international students’ academic, social, and cultural success while enrolled in West Vancouver International Programs. With a lengthy background as a teacher and Vice Principal in West Vancouver Schools, Rebecca helps deliver superior programs for our international students.
Rebecca also oversees our marketing efforts in all Asian countries except China.
Ms. Dona Wang
Dona has worked for West Vancouver Schools since 2006 and became our Manager in April 2015. She is responsible for financial management of our program, including collecting tuition fees, processing refunds, issuing receipts, and agent relations. She also supports the team for programs such as Orientation and summer camps. Dona is fluent in Mandarin.
Ms. Martina Brazeau
Martina is responsible for the overall direction of our homestay team. She recruits and approves homestay families and places new students into homestays, then works closely with our Homestay Coordinators to ensure students and families are supported.
Martina is fluent in German and has been working with students for over 17 years with a number of educational organizations. She joined us in July 2014 as a Homestay Coordinator and became the Homestay Manager in February 2018.
Ms. Randene Jinks
Randene works with secondary international students to help them adapt and adjust to their homestay families, new school, and community environment by setting up a positive and trusting atmosphere. She uses her 20 years experience in the customer service to guide students to a rewarding and successful homestay experience.
Ms. Helen Wang
Multicultural Worker (Mandarin)
Helen looks out for our students’ success by supporting them in their cultural and academic transition to the Canadian classroom. Working in concert with the Vice Principal of International Programs and school counsellors, Helen meets with students at their school to ensure that their needs are met.
Helen has been working in Canadian education settings about 10 years with strengths in working with international students. Experienced in helping international students to handle cultural differences and adjust their ability to adapt in Canada. She is fluent in English and Mandarin, basic Cantonese and Japanese.
Ms. Haley Stewart
Our Receptionist, Haley, is responsible for front-line support of our clients including helping them with general enquiries, forms, and guiding them to our other team members for assistance. Haley also works with students and agents to keep our student information system up-to-date with documents and data. She joined our team in May 2015.
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