International Student Recruitment Events, Phnom Penh & Siem Reap, October 2023

Our second round of student recruitment events for 2023 took place in Cambodia in October. Events were held in both Phnom Penh & Siem Reap. 

Aseanz, with our partners in Cambodia HR CODE, provided comprehensive pre-event marketing, full event management, ground support and event staff to manage check-in and support the schools and their guests as required.

Seven schools joined this trip and both events were booked to capacity.

The Schools

Botany Downs Secondary College

Botany Downs Secondary College, located in East Auckland, is a large, multicultural co-educational state school for Years 9 to 13 (ages 13 to 18 years) with almost 1900 students, 170 staff, and a decile rating of 9.

Opened in 2004, they have a modern learning environment that promotes 21st-century competencies.

The college is founded on the whanau concept, with six “schools within a school” providing for the pastoral care needs of learners.

Green Bay High School

Green Bay High School is a state co-educational secondary school, with approximately 1600 students. Located a 20 minute drive from downtown Auckland and on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges we have the best of both worlds.

The School has been serving its community for almost 50 years. They are proud of their successful graduates and strive to develop independent, confident global citizens. They get to know their students and they care about what they need in order to succeed at school.

They have high expectations of our students and ourselves. Teaching is relevant, visible and inquiry-based. Students are taught to solve real-life problems and work collaboratively.

Liston College

Liston College, a medium-sized Year 7 to Year 13 Catholic Boy’s School in Auckland, enrols students aged 11 to 18 from around the globe. Conveniently located near transport links and just 20 minutes from the city centre, the school has a rich history in educating International Students, preparing them for university and tertiary study. As a high-achieving institution in both academics and sports, their dedicated teachers focus on each student’s needs, ensuring a supportive learning environment.

They pride themselves on year-on-year academic results that compete with New Zealand’s most prominent schools, with many students gaining entry to prestigious universities. Above all, they strive to create a community where students feel safe, happy, and engaged, easing their transition to life in New Zealand.

Rosehill College

Rosehill College, Auckland, New Zealand has shaped and influenced the lives of young men and women since 1970. A proud co-educational College that is committed to providing a high-quality educational environment that will ensure that every student will be successful and strive to gain academic excellence.

The College is based on traditional values of Respect, Responsibility and Caring with innovative approaches to teaching and learning that are supported by modern information communication technology. It is the school’s intention to produce graduates that are confident, self-reliant, and have self-respect and respect for others.

International students come from all over the world and diversity is a strong focus at Rosehill College. Both domestic and international students enjoy learning about different cultures and believe that this multicultural focus prepares them well for life in the global community. 

The College celebrates its coeducational and bicultural identity and the opportunities presented to establish healthy friendships with people from a diverse range of backgrounds which is Auckland today.

St Dominic’s College

St Dominic’s Catholic College is a Year 7-13 Catholic College for young women, formed within the Dominican tradition.

They support their students to aim for personal excellence in all things, to develop a broad range of interests and talents, to develop strong leadership skills, to challenge themselves and their thinking, and to engage in critical reflection of the world.

Students are supported to grow as confident, resilient, connected young women who will make a difference to their world, and that of the community in which they live.

Wellington High School

Wellington High School, located in the nation’s capital city, is a coeducation, learning-focussed campus in the heart of Wellington City.

They celebrate diversity and invite students to be the best peeople they can be. The school is non-selective and invites students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

They provide inclusive education through effective teaching, and the use of technologies, to develop lifelong, independent learning.

Students are creative and inquiring, and are encouraged to develop individual responsibility and self-management.

Student-teacher relationships are mutually respectful and discipline is firm, friendly and fair.

Westlake Girls High School

Westlake Girls High School is a large, successful school located on the North Shore of New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Their vision for their student graduates is that they are confident, robust, optimistic citizens equipped for global success. They value compassion, respect, integrity, fairness, and excellence.

At Westlake Girls High School, there is a school community that inspires and challenges all students to develop their personal identity, strengths, academic potential, values, and leadership abilities. They offer a wide range of academic pathways and leadership opportunities. Their outstanding sports and music programmes are among the best in New Zealand.

The Events

Siem Reap

The Siem Reap even was held on Friday, October 6, at 6:30 pm at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap. Over sixty prospective students and their families attended the even and remained behind afterwards to mingle with teachers from each of the represented schools. There was a lot of interest and excitement around the idea of an education in New Zealand.

Phnom Penh

The Phnom Penh event was held on Sunday, October 8 at 3:30 pm at the Sun & Moon Riverside Hotel. Again, this event was attended by over sixty prospective students and their families. After the event, there was an opportunity for the students and their families to talk to the school representatives about the options available for students considering New Zealand as a destination for their education.

The Marketing

A highly targeted and extensive marketing campaign was undertaken in the weeks leading up to the events themselves. This was executed by our partners on the ground in Cambodia and, once again, the results were fantastic.

The marketing collateral was bright and appealing. The paid social media marketing campaign was supported by 2 influencers, one of which focused on each individual event.

Both of these regularly promoted the events to their following in the lead-up and one of them also attended the event in Siem Reap, her vlog of the event can be seen next to this text.

The paid campaign alone was seen by in excess of 300,000 people with various ad spots being served in excess of 900,00 times.

Our Facebook page has attracted over 1,000 followers over the course of marketing events during 2023 and we also have expanded our database of interested students and their families.

We’re looking forward to continuing to grow awareness for New Zealand schools & universities in the coming year.

2024 Events

We’re still in the planning stages for what’s happening in Cambodia in 2024, watch this space. They will be announced as soon as we’ve finalised dates. Keep an eye on our LinkedIn page for regular updates.

Students and their families in Cambodia who are interested in exploring an education in New Zealand can contact Kimsoun by email to or by telephone, Telegram or WhatsApp on +855 15 901 239.

Families who are interested in being kept up to date about our upcoming events can also register their interest using the below form and we will keep them updated.

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Schools and universities in New Zealand that are interested in exploring the Cambodian market, please fill out the below form or e-mail and one of our New Zealand-based team will be in touch with you within one business day.

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