International

Student Information

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Mr. Michael Frankowski

District Administrator

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. 

Phone: 604.981.1046

Ms. Rebecca Rowley

Vice Principal

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.

Phone: 604.981.1299

Ms. Dona Wang

Manager

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.

Phone: 604.981.1047

Ms. Martina Brazeau

Homestay Manager

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.

Phone: 604.981.1159

Ms. Randene Jinks

Homestay Coordinator

Randene works with international students attending West Vancouver Secondary 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.

Phone: 604.981.1155

Ms. Ruby Vennesland

Homestay Coordinator

Ruby is the newest member to the team, having joined in September 2019.

Her lengthy professional background of dealing with customers and  volunteering in the community make her a great addition. Ruby will primarily work with students who are attending Rockridge and Sentinel Secondary schools. She will work closely with Randene and Martina supporting students get settled into their new homestay and life in West Vancouver.

Phone: 604.981.1154

Ms. Wenjia (Caroline) Bian 

Multicultural Worker (Mandarin)

Caroline 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, Caroline meets with students at their school to ensure that their needs are met.

Caroline is fluent in Mandarin and French. She began her career as a French teacher in Beihang University and then worked with a number of educational organizations, including Ministry of Education of China in Beijing, Collège Sainte-Anne de Lachine in Montreal and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in acculturation process and adaption. She joined us in August 2018.

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Ms. Haley Topnik

Receptionist

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.

Phone: 604.981.1158

Ms. Rachel Hsieh

Office Assistant

The Office Assistant is responsible for helping our clients with medical insurance inquires, procedures, and claim response. Rachel also assists in the front-line support of students by helping them with general inquires, document requests, and directing them to our other team members for assistance.