Our team

Teachers

Laura has been working in the education field since 2010. Born from a British mother, she speaks both English and French at a native level. She graduated from a master in Teaching French as a foreign Language at the University of Aix-en-Provence in 2010. After two years of teaching English to high school students in New Caledonia in various schools in Nouméa, she moves to Australia in 2012 where she teaches French at l’Alliance Française of Sydney. She has been back to New Caledonia since September 2016 and puts and skills and experience at profit for CREIPAC. Laura organizes classes at CREIPAC and any request General French, business class.

Laura De La Vega

Yuni is a young and bubbly teacher. She has studied in New Caledonia and has taught French as Foreign language in Australia in 2014. After graduating from her masters in 2015, she was trained at l’Alliance Française of Paris and worked there for several months. Yuni is an expert in the use of new technologies in class, she has joined CREIPAC’s teaching team in 2016.

Yuni Granier

Marie-Laure graduated with a double degree at the University of Stendhal Grenoble III in 2013: a Masters in Language Sciences as well as a diploma in French Language Teaching. She was then employed at Alliance Française in Nova Friburgo, Brasil after which she worked in Perth, Australia teaching French as a Foreign Language.

After gaining experience in two different countries, she moved to New Caledonia in 2016 and taught French as a Foreign Language to various students of all levels.

She is an accredited examiner for TCF (Test de connaissance du française) and DELF (Dipl^me d’étude de la langue Française) exams.

Marie-Laure is a fun and joyful teacher that is full of ideas and allows her classes to be lively and interactive for her students to help them improve easily in French.

Marie-Laure Granger

Danielle studied in the United Kingdom. She graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Modern Languages and International Relations at South Bank University. In 2003, she obtained a Qualified Teacher Status to teach French in high schools in Great Britain.

As she wished to teach English to non-English speakers, she decided to take a Cambridge CELTA, level 4. During all these years, she taught French to high school students in various schools in London as well as Business French to professionals and university students. Danielle is bilingual, she masters both the French and British cultural codes and adapts very quickly to students.

She is very comfortable with New Technologies, especially interactive white boards, she uses these new tools in a fun environment, and as everyone knows one learns a language by playing with words. Danielle is quite sporty, she loves basketball and is a coach, she knows how to motivate students and how to get the best out of them.

Danielle Kotan Ake

Michel works at CREIPAC as a casual teacher; Michel know very well our New Zealand students and he himself holds a New Zealand passport. After graduating from a CELTA course at University of Technology of Oakland in 1991. Michel will teach French as a foreign Language in various schools in New Zealand as well as at l’Alliance Franaçaise of Oakland. Michel is also a drama teacher, he delivers drama classes on a regular basis to adults and children.

Michel Cassin

Isabelle has worked in different universities in France before carrying out her functions as a librarian at the University Of French Polynesia in Tahiti from 2010 to 2014. She has created online teaching resources in order to assist and develop students’ performance.

She arrived in New Caledonia in 2014 and became a teacher in French as a Foreign Language to high school students and adults. She also coordinated and trained students in French as a Second Language for a non for profit association in Noumea.

Isabelle is patient and attentive to students’ needs, she delivers fun and interactive classes.

Isabelle HEUTE

Admin staff

Valérie originally comes from Britany, France. As many Brits have, she has left her native land to discover new cultures. Her experience is broad, she has worked in Cap-Vert for the Department of Foreign Affairs, in Tahiti as well as in the Reunion island for the Department of Education. Her professional experience has led her to New Caledonia where she now works as the Director of CREIPAC. Valérie is qualified on International relations, she also has a Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign Language.

Valérie Meunier, Director

Jérémy was born in New Caledonia and has traveled a lot over the years. He graduated from a degree in Economics and International Relations at the International Pacific College in Palmerstone North, New Zealand. After his studies, he decided to go to Japan to study the language. He came back to New Caledonia and started to work at CREIPAC in 2013. Jeremy is the person to talk to when it comes to immersion classes. He will match you with the best homestay family or can organize your hotel accommodation with the greatest of care. He knows the good addresses in Nouméa, and can recommend the most beautiful sites of la Grande terre, the loyalty islands or the isle of Pines.

Jérémy Rabah, Program coordinator

Danielle is the librarian at CREIPAC and she is a bit of a “Mum” for the school. She is always in a good mood and she will provide you with publication on Melanesian and Oceanian culture. Dany is also the exam coordinator, she organizes exam courses all year through at CREIPAC.

Danielle Magoni, Librarian

Louise manages reception. She is very professional and discrete, she will inform during your stay at the school. She welcomes you with a smile and answers your questions.

Louise Wacapo, Reception

Sophie started at CREIPAC in 2018, after 7 years working in the tourism industry. She manages the Facebook page, as well as the website and organizes the cultural events that CREIPAC offers. Sophie loves playing tennis after a hard day’s work: the best way to enjoy New Caledonian sunsets !

Sophie Desmettre, Communication

Marie-Josée is the accountant of the school. She manages the budget and welcomes you to proceed payment.

Marie-Josée Caille, Accountant

Jeannette is the cleaner of the school, she also serves coffee on your class break. Jeannette cares a lot for your comfort and makes sure you spend a nice relaxing time during your break.

Jeannette Upinue, Maintenance

Olivier manages the maintenance of the building and the gardens of CREIPAC since 2007. This is not his only duty. As a food lover, he also organizes upon request coconut and bougna tasting. Olivier explains and demonstrates the preparation of this yummy traditional kanak dish.

Olivier Soerip, Maintenance