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, and connect with the community. Our anticipation is growing as we prepare for you to join us in a few weeks, to begin 2022 - Laidlaw's Centenary year - together!

Orientation week is set aside for all of our students. As much as we would love to have EVERYBODY together, under the Covid-19 red setting, we will be offering a combination of online and on-campus gatherings. All on-campus gatherings will be limited to 100 people and require a vaccine pass and masks. You will need to register for some of these.

Timetable for Henderson and Manukau Students can be found here

Timetable for Christchurch students can be found here

We can’t wait to see you online or on-campus or both!
The Laidlaw College Orientation Team


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

Study details: We will provide support for you to complete your personal and study admin tasks, and introduce you to academic student life at Laidlaw College.

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 have completed your personal administrative tasks to be ready for your study and be prepared to learn more from us about what the semester has in store. Come and see us during O-week to finalise: public trust forms, study contracts and student ID cards. We can also support you with changes to course selections.

Communication: We expect you to ask questions if something isn’t clear or you don’t understand. No question is too sill

Reach out! Here is who you can contact: 


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

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

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

Māori Student Support: Sharon Pihema [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.