We have a whole team dedicated to solving any issues that crop up while you train.

For any student related matters just call 0800 935 337 (0800 WELDER) to speak with one of our dedicated student services team.

Meet the team


Pastoral Care Coordinator

Sharlene Edwards

Sharlene has a strong background in education, having lived in Palmerston North and worked at UCOL (Universal College of Learning) for 11 years. 

While there she worked both in student recruitment and as International Student Advisor.
Her passion is animals and she’s recently studied canine behavior.

Her job satisfaction comes from working with students and helping them along their career paths.


Student Recruitment & Sales

Gloria Newton

Gloria Newton

Gloria comes from a family with an engineering, mechanical and farming background. She has been with the NZ Welding School for 5 years and she's passionate about our students enjoying the courses, gaining their qualifications and moving into full time employment or apprenticeships. 

She also gets a lot of satisfaction keeping in contact with ex-students in their new workplaces.

Ko Gloria Newton toku ingoa
Ko Martial Newton toku papa
Ko Elaine Staunton toku mama
Ko TeArawa te waka
Ko Tongariro te maunga
Ko Taupo-nui-a tia te moana
Ko Ngati Kapaawa te hapu
Ko Oruanui te marae

Industry & Community Liaison

To arrange any of your training requirements please contact Kevin:


Kevin is a fitter welder by trade and has spent most of his working career in the food & dairy industries in New Zealand, Australia & Fiji.

Kevin is a highly experienced Service Technician and Plant Engineer and has been involved in all aspects of industrial plant installation, operations, servicing and maintenance.

Kevin Harris
Phone: 0800 935 337
Mobile: 021403 125
Email: Kevin.Harris@weldingschool.co.nz

Helpful links:

Accommodation options for International students
House rental - Trade Me: Properties | Realestate.co.nz

Flatmates - Sharing - TradeMe: Flatmates

Backpackers Rotorua:
Cactus Jacks - Cactusjackbackpackers.co.nz
Crash Palace - Crashpalace.co.nz

Student / Hostel Accommodation Rotorua:
Waiariki house - Studentaccom.co.nz


Careers Careers.govt.nz