Coronavirus COVID-19 Information


Check below for the latest updates in our response to COVID-19.


GENERAL 

With the country now at Level 2, we are able to re-open our Auckland campuses, so on-campus classes will resume their usual timetable from Monday 31 August

Students studying on campus in Christchurch or via Distance, things will continue for you much the same as they have this week. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement for classmates in Auckland.

Please continue to check your Laidlaw email, Moodle announcements, and this page for updates.  


Personal hygiene and physical distance 

Under Level 2 we have a number of health requirements in place on all our campuses, including:

  • Sign the contact tracing register at the front door – this is a requirement for everybody
  • QR codes for scanning with your contact tracing app at the entrance
  • Hand sanitiser stations – please use these and wash your hands regularly
  • 1m physical distancing at all times
  • Disinfectant will be provided for wiping down surfaces after you have used them
  • Strongly encouraging the wearing of face masks 

Please take note of any signage and rules, and follow them.

Adhering to these requirements is one of the ways that we can show love for each other by caring for each others’ wellbeing. 


Feeling sick or unwell? 

If you are feeling unwell – especially if you are coughing or sneezing – please do not come to class. Let us know by emailing [email protected] and advise your lecturers. Any requests for assignment extensions will need to be done in the usual way.


Community Life

Other gatherings on campus are subject to a 10-person limit in Auckland, and so our community life (chapels, worship, lunches, and other events) will remain online where possible. The advantage of this is that we can continue to gather as a nationwide (and global) community. Keep an eye out for email notices, and join our Laidlaw College Community Facebook Group if you haven’t already.



SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

Lectures and classes 

  • Our three campuses are open students. 
  • The timetable remains the same with onsite classes resuming.  
  • Physical distancing and contact tracing are in place across all campuses, and hand sanitizer etc. is available. We encourage the wearing of face masks on campus. 

 

Internship students 

For those of you doing internships, an email has been sent to you with guidance for what you should be doing at your Alert Level. 


Postgraduate students

Our current postgraduate courses are being offered via Zoom (Engaging Islam and The Theology of Luke-Acts) or distance (Postgraduate Research and Writing).

If you need someone to talk to, or have course-related concerns, please reach out: 

  • To your Student Support Advisor 
  • Inform your lecturer or local staff liaison person as soon as you can if you are experiencing any issues that affect your ability to manage your course. 
  • For general postgraduate issues, please do not hesitate to contact Kerry Gordon (PG Administrator) or David Crawley (acting PG lead academic). 

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL PRACTICE - COUNSELLING 

Auckland

Assessments 

Please remember that extensions are available if required. You will need to apply for these online, as per the standard process. 

 

Practicum-based assessments 

Your lecturers will be in contact with you within the next week in regards to any provisions that need to be made in order for the completion of any practicum-based assessments (eg. transcripts). 

 

Practicum 

Please connect with your PLP and follow their guidance as you did in Level 3 lockdown last semester. Stay home and connect with PLP’s and clients via the online/remote methods you used before eg. Zoom or telephone. Kim James and Sue Grant will be working to keep communication flowing between placements, Laidlaw and students. 

 

Groups 

Groups will be delivered over zoom. You will receive the zoom links from your facilitators prior to your group next week. 

 

Lecture Delivery 

The following information details what kind of delivery mode your courses will be delivered in. These delivery modes are detailed at the end of this message. All tutorials for courses will be set within the current timetabled block. Your lecturer will confirm these times with you. 

 

For those who missed classes this week please note that it is likely that you will be catching up on these next week. Your lecturers will confirm these details with you. 

Year 1 (level 5) courses   

401.515 Formation    Lecturer to communicate delivery mode  
901.515 Foundations of Relational Practice B    Mode  4 
910.515 Relational Psychology A    Mode 1   
907.515 Bicultural Relationships    Mode 2

Year 2 (level 6) courses   

271.615 Gospel & Culture    Lecturer to communicate delivery mode  
903.615 Relational Theories & Practice B    Mode 4   
931.615 Professional Practice B    Mode 4   
914.615 Relational Psychology B    Mode 1

Year 3 (level 7) courses   

908.715 Counselling & Diversity    Mode 2
905.715 Integrated Practice B    Mode 4
933.730 Practicum B    Mode 4


Delivery Modes 

 Weekly lecture: 

(Mode 1) Live delivery 

Live delivery to Chch class (on campus) and Akl class (over zoom) 


(Mode 2 - Auckland) Blended delivery 

Pre-recorded lectures 

Online content 

Live tutorial/s (over zoom) 

 

Block/full-day lecture 

(Mode 4 – Auckland) Blended delivery 

Pre-recorded content 

Activities completed over zoom 

Lecturer conduct extended live tutorial/s 



Christchurch

Assessments 

Please remember that extensions are available if required. You will need to apply for these online, as per the standard process. 

 

Practicum-based assessments 

At Level 2 we are hopeful that you will still be able to complete any practicum-based assessments. Should this change your lecturers will be in contact with you in regards to any provisions that need to be made in order for the completion of any practicum-based assessments (eg. transcripts). 

 

Practicum 

We encourage you to continue as you have and attend your placement days, connect with your PLP and work with your clients, following safe physical distancing and Level 2 health and safety practices, as arranged by your placement. Christine Hopper and Sue Grant will also be working to keep communication flowing between placements, Laidlaw and students. 

 

Groups 

Groups will continue to be delivered on campus during Level 2. We encourage the wearing of facemasks while on campus. 

 

Lecture Delivery 

The following information details what kind of delivery mode your courses will be delivered in. These delivery modes are detailed at the end of this message. All tutorials for courses will be set within the current timetabled block. Your lecturer will confirm these times with you. 

For those who missed classes this week please note that it is likely that you will be catching up on these next week. Your lecturers will confirm these details with you. 

Year 1 (level 5) courses

401.515 Formation Lecturer to communicate delivery mode
901.515 Foundations of Relational Practice B Mode 3
910.515 Relational Psychology A Mode 1
907.515 Bicultural Relationships Mode 1

Year 2 (level 6) courses

271.615 Gospel & Culture Lecturer to communicate delivery mode
903.615 Relational Theories & Practice B Mode 4
931.615 Professional Practice B Mode 4
914.615 Relational Psychology B Mode 1

Year 3 (level 7) courses

908.715 Counselling & Diversity Mode 2
905.715 Integrated Practice B Mode 4
933.730 Practicum B Mode 4


Delivery Modes 

Weekly lecture: 

(Mode 1) Live delivery 

Live delivery to Chch class (on campus) and Akl class (over zoom) 


(Mode 2 - Christchurch) Blended delivery (tutor present) 

Pre-recorded lectures (viewed on campus or over zoom) 

Online content 

Live tutorial/s (on campus or over zoom) 

 

Block/full-day lecture 

(Mode 3) On campus delivery 

Physically distanced, on campus delivery 


(Mode 4 - Christchurch) Blended deliver

On campus 

Watch pre-recorded content together 

Complete class activities in person 

Lecturer conduct extended live tutorial/s 


SCHOOL OF SOCIAL PRACTICE - EDUCATION

Auckland

Week: 17-21 August 2020

 

Year 1s 

Due to next week being intensives week, students should be engaged in the scheduled self-directed learning – no lectures. Please use this time to work on assignments. 


Year 2s 

The Arts Intensives week will be amended so that students will engage remotely with some of the theoretical components of the course. The course coordinator will supply instructions about this in Moodle. The remaining practical components will be scheduled to be completed later in the semester. 

One day of Science and Technology will be included during the Arts Intensives week, which will allow an extra Arts practical component later in the semester. Please check Moodle for instructions regarding Science and Technology. 


Year 3s and Grad Dip 

Tumanako, Teaching as Inquiry and Ethics and Education will be delivered online with Zoom tutorials on the day of the lecture and other remote components to be completed as per lecturer instruction. Please check in Moodle for more details from the lecturer about this. 

The Grad Dip Praxis 2 days will be cancelled next week if schools remain closed. Students should keep in close contact with their Associate Teacher as to what is happening at their school. 

 

As per last semester, please stay in contact with us and let us know how we can support you. Your first point of contact should be your course lecturers and anything further to that, please see the following people: 

 

DipCEd students contact Wendy Fowler [email protected] 

BEd students contact Eunice Price [email protected] 

GradDip students contact Karen Finn [email protected]

Practicum enquiries contact Yvonne Burrows [email protected] 



Christchurch

Week: 17-21 August 2020 

 

  • Next week – Intensives Week – this is a scheduled week in each semester for block courses and self-directed learning. 
  • This means you have focused time to work on assignments. You have no on-campus or zoom classes this week. Please use this week really well to lighten your load in terms of assessments as we go forward. 

 

All being well we will be back into usual classes from 24 August. If the situation changes, we will be in touch with you as to what that will look like. I will be on campus next week Mon, Tues, Weds and am available to meet with you if you have any queries or need support, as well as being available by email. The library will also be open. 



CENTRE FOR LEARNING 

Student Support 

The Student Support team is available as usual for academic support and guidance with your studies. If you need pastoral, spiritual, financial, or other kinds of support your Student Support Advisor can help connect you to the right people. Please, contact your Student Support Advisor as soon as a need arises. No need is too small and no concern too trivial, ask your questions sooner than later. For more info and contact details go to the Studying at Home page in Moodle.

We have funds available to support students facing hardship, including financial support for those who need help accessing technology for online learning, and those who have lost income due to COVID-19. Email Jenny Mackie (Student Dean).

 

Library 

In light of the move back to Level 2, the Henderson and Manukau campus libraries will re-open from Monday 31st August.  

You can now return physical books (both on campus and distance requests). The Scan & Email Service from Henderson Campus and Click & Collect Services will continue.
 
Current Library Hours
Henderson: 8am - 8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am - 5pm Friday
Manukau: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Christchurch: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
 
The regular postal service to distance and postgraduate students will continue. Please note delivery times will be affected by courier and postal delays.

 

IT Support 

For IT support complete the IT Helpdesk form or email [email protected]. Please contact your Student Support Advisor if you are struggling with online study or access to Moodle