Orientation at all campuses

Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome! Talofa lava!
Malo e lelei! 

Coming to Laidlaw College, you are entering into a community shaped by the Gospel. At Laidlaw, we learn together so that we are better equipped to renew God’s world. Orientation Week is our opportunity to welcome you; to introduce you to the Laidlaw whānau; and to help orient you to the journey ahead. During the week you will meet your lecturers and classmates, receive support and study advice about the semester ahead, worship and pray together!

Save these dates in your diary:  22-26 February 2021 for all New and Returning Students. See below for Orientation timetables. 

We can’t wait to see you! 
The Laidlaw College Orientation Team

Whakawhanaungatanga: A warm welcome into the Laidlaw community with opportunities to connect with fellow students and staff.  

Study details: Support with your personal and study admin and an introduction to the calendar with important terms and dates. 

Communication: We will keep you up-to-date via email, Facebook and our website and are here to answer your questions as best we can!

Whakawhanaungatanga: Your presence and participation. Let’s do this together. Come and get to know us!

Study details: We expect you to complete your personal administrative tasks to be ready for your study (finances, moodle login, student ID card, study calendar, course selections, campus and library orientation.)

Communication: We expect you to ask questions if something isn’t clear or you don’t understand. No question is too silly! And if you can’t make a day/session please let us know.*

*Here is who you can contact: 


Orientation schedules and sessions: Lisl Baker [email protected]
Student and community life: Jenny Mackie [email protected]

Programme specific questions:  
Education & Counselling: Tracey Hunt [email protected]
Theology: Brittany Hartmann [email protected] or Ness Johnson [email protected]

Course selection - Theology: Fiona Sherwin [email protected]
Course selection – Counselling and Education: Tracey Hunt [email protected]
Study Contracts: Rita Liu [email protected]

Māori Student Support: Sharon Pihema [email protected]
Pasifika Student Support: Gina Siaosi [email protected]


All Christchurch campus and student questions can be directed to Gill Pawson  [email protected] or Jess Hall [email protected].


All distance learning students can contact Phil Cope [email protected] for more information.