Re-Orientation at all campuses
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Nau mai, haere mai! We anticipate a return to on-campus courses for the beginning of Semester 2 which includes a Re-Orientation week that welcomes all students back to our campuses in person! These last few months have been strange, trying, and for some, enjoyable. But there is nothing quite like being together in person and we are looking forward to this special week of extended times of gathering with one another.
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. Re-Orientation Week (July 20-23) will focus on connecting relationally after several months of isolation, social distancing, and learning online.
We look forward to hanging out and catching up in person and making some spaces for fun and reflection. This week will have plenty of opportunities for relational connection and conversations to build a bridge back into your regular study semester.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our community. During the week you will meet your lecturers and classmates, receive support and study advice about the semester ahead, worship, laugh and eat together!
If you are able and interested we would love to welcome you onsite at one of our campuses. Otherwise stay tuned for opportunities to join us via livestream and zoom sessions. Check out the schedule for the campus nearest you and let us know if you're able to join us! We're eating community lunches each day and would love to have you at the table with us.
What can you expect from us during Re-Orientation?
· A full welcome into the Laidlaw community.
· Community lunches together Monday through Thursday.
· Plenty of opportunities to connect with your fellow students and Laidlaw staff.
· An introduction to your Academic Tool kit. (New students!)
· Opportunities to find out what kind of personal admin you need to get done and help doing it.
· We will answer all of your questions to the best of our ability.
· Communication – we will tell you what is going on by sending emails, sharing Facebook updates and events, and posting schedules.
What do we expect from you during Re-Orientation?
· Your presence and participation!
· If something isn’t clear or you have any doubts please ask us. No question is too silly! We want to serve you well and set you up for success.
· That you will complete your personal administrative tasks to be ready to go for the semester (finances, moodle login, student ID card etc.)
· Communication – if you can’t make a day please let us know!
· Come ready to learn and grow.
Please make special note of our Pōwhiri at the Henderson Campus 20 July 2020 at 10:30am for Henderson and Manukau students. Are you a distance learning student based in Auckland or nearby? Come and join us for the Pōwhiri. We’d love to get to welcome you in person.
Kia ora new and returning students!
We are looking forward to having you come back to breathe some life into our campus. New and returning students click here to see/download the schedules.
*Special Events to note on the Henderson Campus*
Pōwhiri: Monday 20 July 10:30am. Please make sure you are parked and ready to go by 10:00am so we can organise new and returning students and staff.
Fiafia: Tuesday 21 July, 5-8 pm. Join us for dinner, entertainment and dancing! Families are welcome. Entry by gold coin donation. For catering purposes, please RSVP by Friday 17 July by clicking here.
Talofa lava and kia ora Manukau! It will be so good to have you join us again for Re-Orientation week and the start of a new semester. New and returning students click here to see/download the schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: all Manukau students will be heading over to Henderson on 20 and 21 July for the Pōwhiri, introduction to the whole team and campus. Manukau students are also welcome to join any sessions at Henderson on Thursday 23 July. Contact Hanalei Temese with any questions.
You are also warmly invited to join the Henderson campus students for our Fiafia on Tuesday 21 July, 5-8 pm. Join us for dinner, entertainment and dancing! Families are welcome. Entry by gold coin donation. For catering purposes, please RSVP by Friday 17 July by clicking here.
Kia ora and welcome new and returning students. We are looking forward to having you join us back on campus. Click here to see/download the official schedule. If you have any questions at all, come drop into our campus on 70 Condell Ave and ask Rowena Stevenson to help you out. Alternately send her an email.
All Distance Learning students are welcome to join the campus nearest them for Re-Orientation Week. Just let Phil know where you'd like to go and he can potentially connect you with other Distance Learners so you can meet face to face! Please also keep an eye on your email inbox, as Phil will host some online sessions specifically for Distance Learners in the first few weeks of the semester to discuss some tips and tricks to online learning! Contact Phil Cope if you have any questions.