Important Information for Christchurch Students
UPDATE - FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2012
Christchurch (CPIT) campus is OPEN TODAY
UPDATE - THURSDAY 7 JUNE 2012
Christchurch (CPIT) campus is closed this morning due to snow. CPIT plan to re-open the campus at 12pm (noon) today.
UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 2012
No classes Wednesday 6 June 2012
Due to CPIT being closed due to weather conditions, WelTec students will be unable to attend classes today. Please check the website tomorrow for an update. Take extra care with your travels.
UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST 2011
We are pleased to advise that classes will resume as scheduled on Thursday 18 August.
Take extra care with your travels.
UPDATE - TUESDAY 16 AUGUST 2011
No classes Wednesday 17 August.
We expect classes will now resume Thursday for Christchurch Students however will confirm this tomorrow.
UPDATE - MONDAY 15 AUGUST 2011
No classes Monday 15 August and Tuesday 16 August in Christchurch.
We expect classes will resume Wednesday for Christchurch Students however will confirm this tomorrow. Keep warm and safe in the meantime and enjoy the snow if you can! Look forward to seeing you Wednesday.
UPDATE - TUESDAY 26 JULY 2011
No classes Tuesday 26 July in Christchurch.
Classes will resume Wednesday for Christchurch Students. Keep warm in the meantime and enjoy the snow if you can! Look forward to seeing you Wednesday.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 15 JULY 2011
A "big chip-in for Christchurch" day today (Friday 15 July 2011)!
Kiwis around the country are being encouraged to do whatever they can to help the quake-ravaged city on July 15. WelTec is providing a portable office facility for staff onsite at the temporary premises at Nova for staff to work in and for students to meet with staff. This is currently being built and will be delivered in the next couple of weeks.
We will continue to support you all in Christchurch over the coming months to ensure that we are able to provide you with a learning environment so that you can continue your studies in Christchurch.
Thinking of you all today!
UPDATE - TUESDAY 14 JUNE 2011
Tuesday 14 June classes will be rescheduled for a later date and tutors will work with students on this. Classes will resume as scheduled from Wednesday 15 June.
UPDATE - MONDAY 13 JUNE 2011
Thinking of you all in Christchurch. Classes for Tuesday 14 June to be rescheduled so no classes tomorrow to enable staff and students to deal with personal issues of power, water, tidying homes, etc. Further information on rescheduling will follow as soon as possible. Will keep you posted on a daily basis and are hopeful of having classes resume before the week is out. Please contact 0800 WelTec (935 832) with any queries.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2011
We are working with Nova on a plan to continue operating from there for the remainder of the year. We will be in a position to confirm this as soon as we have the arrangements agreed and finalised. We are very grateful and appreciate the support that Joy and the team from Nova continue to provide and that our staff and students embrace. In the interim, requests for hard copy material for next semester can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 6 MAY 2011
WelTec Christchurch campus has now been up and running since early April at Nova Lodge in Templeton. Below are the bus timetable options. We will continue to review the situation and provide updated information to students as soon as it comes to hand. We are very pleased at how smoothly the transition has gone and grateful to Joy and the team at Nova for their continued support.
Nova Lodge Bus Information
The "selwynstar" 88 Rolleston bus runs via Templeton & is the closest bus route to Nova Lodge. The bus is operating on the existing timetable with the only change being that the journey originates on Hagley Avenue beside Christchurch Public Hospital since the Bus Exchange Central is non-operational within the CBD.
N.B. Metroinfo were unable to say exactly where on Hagley Ave the bus would be originating
The bus stops at Kirk Rd & you will then need to make your way (approx1.2km) to Nova in Newtons Rd. Ask the driver to drop you as close to Newtons Rd as possible.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 8 APRIL 2011
Around 30 students came to the Orientation Day on Tuesday at our new temporary premises at Nova and we are very pleased to confirm that the first face to face classes for the year commenced on Wednesday. We are very grateful to the Nova Trust for the flexibility they have shown in enabling us to get up and running on their premises.
Further updates on the WelTec site at Science Alive will be posted here as they come to hand.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2011
Please see below the timetable for classes starting in April. Please get in touch to:
- Confirm your attendance
- Advise of any issues
> Christchurch timetables
Tuesday 5 April from 10am to 12:30pm
This is an opportunity for you to familiarise yourselves with the classrooms and facilities at the temporary venue.
Nova Lodge, Newtons Rd, Templeton, Christchurch
Please see venue details below. There is a photo of the building and a map of how to get there.
WelTec Christchurch Temp Premises Map
A reminder to please get in touch at any time should there be any issues for you.
We are pleased to be able to have everyone together again for classes and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 5 April for Orientation.
UPDATE - TUESDAY 22 MARCH 2011
WelTec is confident that we will be able to begin classes in the week beginning 4th April as we have made great progress in finding temporary premises. We expect to have the location information and new timetable available later this week.
If you have Internet access, you can access your course outline and readings at http://elearning.weltec.ac.nz . Please contact 0800 WelTec and ask for the Learning Commons if you require assistance with accessing your online classroom
UPDATE - FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2011
We would like to acknowledge that today is a public holiday for you and is the official day of mourning and remembrance and to let you know that we share with you in this.
We would like to remind you of some of the support currently available to you:
WE WILL BE IN A POSITION TO ADVISE LATER NEXT WEEK THE REVISED TIMETABLE AND VENUE FOR CLASSES COMMENCING IN APRIL
UPDATE - MONDAY 14 MARCH 2011
Classes to Start in April
Face-to-face classes are to start in April and the timetable is currently being confirmed.
We will need to find an alternative venue for at least these first classes and will continue to consult with students regarding campus issues and communicate developments as they occur.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 11 MARCH 2011
Hard Copy Readings for Christchurch Students
To organise hard copies of your readings, please email Mary.Weddell@weltec.ac.nz or txt 027-2257578 and request Christchurch Hard Copy Readings.
WelTec Christchurch Staff
We were sorry to farewell Anna Ricciotti who left us last month to move to Melbourne to be nearer her family and to pursue further study and we wish her all the best.
Glenda Miller started Monday this week and we welcome her aboard. She is contactable by email on Glenda.Miller@weltec.ac.nz.
In addition we have Deirdre Richardson Deirdre.Richardson@weltec.ac.nz who has been with WelTec for some time now and brings a wealth of experience to the team, along with Gaye Walworth Gaye.Walworth@weltec.ac.nz our part-time Administrator.
While the WelTec site remains closed you can also contact any of the staff below from our Petone/Wellington campus and they are more than happy to talk through with you your current situation and discuss learning options for you in the interim.
WelTec Support Staff
Download a contact list here of WelTec Staff you can contact.
UPDATE - TUESDAY 8 MARCH 2011
WelTec Christchurch Staff and Students Meeting
DROP IN VISIT for WelTec CHRISTCHURCH STUDENTS
Wednesday 9 March from 11.00am to 1.00pm
Another opportunity for staff and students to get together is being provided for. If you would like to meet with WelTec Christchurch staff member Deirdre Richardson, Tutor at her home, please call 0800-WelTec and ask for a Student Advisor or email email@example.com for location details.
This is an opportunity for you to discuss your learning options and any questions you might have about your own situation in relation to this. You will also get up-to-date information on WelTec Christchurch.
For 1st year students in particular this is a great opportunity for you to meet with staff and continue the orientation process.
UPDATE - SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2011
WelTec Petone/Wellington Staff Visit Christchurch
Julia Hennessy – Executive Dean, Steve Marshall – Head of School and Sue Mills – Academic Manager visited Christchurch staff at one of the staff member’s home on Friday. They were very pleased to see 17 students who managed to make it to meet with them. Mostly the students that attended said they would like to see lectures start as soon as possible. Once the building is cleared for occupancy, which with all positive indications to-date we expect to be very soon, we will work hard to get everything back up and running. Most students had jobs in Christchurch and so want to stay there.
Some students had not received emails from WelTec and it was explained that texting was the first point of contact as this seemed to be the most reliable communication mechanism at the start. Also being used is twitter, facebook, and intra and internet website postings. We will start using email as one of our main methods of communcation and students can email WelTec on StudentAdvisors@WelTec.ac.nz. We are already responding to those messages. Some student’s cell phones are no longer working and others have new ones and so new numbers were gathered.
Gaye, the Administrator at Christchurch and other students that attended on Friday said they will help us with trying to get in contact with those that have not been heard from as yet. Petone Campus staff wlil continue to work on this. It seems to be mostly first year students that we have not got hold of to-date. We would like to give a big thank you to students and staff who are continuing to assist with this.
Timetables are being redone and classes scheduled for March will be rescheduled for later in the trimester. Loans and allowances to date will not be affected as the start date of the programme has not changed.
Students advise they would like hard copies of the readings for the trimester one courses. We will print copies and sort out the best way to have them distributed to you.
To those of you who have yet to make contact, if you are able we want to hear from you and what your current situation is so that we can work with you all to meet your learning needs as best as possible. Again, we do expect WelTec Christchurch to be up and running very soon and look forward to seeing you all.
We hope that the weekend is seeing some improvement in your own situations and we want you to know that we will do what we possibly can in our capacity to work with you on an individual basis to meet your specific needs at this time.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 4 MARCH 2011
STAFF VISIT FRIDAY 4 MARCH
Please contact either Felicity on 021-369-748 or Mary on 027-225-7578 for location and time details. Also a reminder that COUNSELLING SUPPORT is available through SEED - 24 hour Freephone 0508-664-981 or for referral form go to the link below and look under “Access to Services” http://www.weltec.ac.nz/SUPPORTSERVICES/WelTecStudentCounsellingService.aspx
UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH 2011
Latest information to hand in relation to the building where WelTec is located in Christchurch is that it has sustained some damage but they don't believe it is irreparable. We are awaiting an engineer's report but in the interim the building has been yellow stickered which means that while superficially it doesn’t look like there is obvious danger until an engineer’s report has been received entry is limited and for the purposes of retrieving files, computers etc. It seems the tower end is where any issues are and this is away from WelTec’s rooms. Once an engineer’s report is received we will have a better idea of when the building will be open again for everyday use. The history of the building is that it was previously the Christchurch Railway Station and is very solidly built. It is a wooden building with brick around it and is not the same as others that have suffered in the recent earthquakes.
The building owners are allowing occupants supervised entry tomorrow and some of our staff may visit.
We are very pleased that a number of you are able to meet with our staff on Friday. Some of you are keen to get back to some normality and get back to learning asap while others of you would like to look at alternative options. We are very happy to discuss with you your individual circumstances and will be doing everything we can to work with you to support your current needs.
UPDATE - TUESDAY 1 MARCH 2011
- WelTec Wellington staff will be visiting Christchurch on
Friday afternoon 4 March
Text “ChCh Visit” to indicate your interest in meeting with them and further detail will be supplied to you including venue and timing. Alternatively you can ring 0800 WelTec and talk to a Student Advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can discuss study options at this time, including on-line learning and /or attending face to face lessons in Wellington or Auckland. We have lots of opportunities to find solutions for you around this.
UPDATE - MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2011
- WelTec Christchurch building sustained little obvious damage,
awaiting building report
- WelTec Fundraising Event for Red Cross to be held in Wellington on Wednesday
- Thank you to Christchurch students who have been able to confirm their
UPDATE - FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2011
- All staff are well
- Classes are being rescheduling
- Study allowances should remain unaffected
- Petone Staff are visiting on Friday 4 March
- More Information to follow on Monday 28 February
- Please confirm your safety if you are able
UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2011
- Students have been enquiring about the tutors welfare and we are very pleased to be able to confirm that they are all safe.
- We are anxious to hear about student wellbeing and will be endeavouring to contact you over the next couple of days to firstly and most importantly check on your welfare and then secondary to see if you have access to the internet
- The WelTec building remains closed
- Face to face classes have been cancelled for February and March and a revised timetable will be provided as soon as we have a clearer indication of the campus damage and possible suitable replacement premises
- Some material can be accessed from Learnzone – additional material will be added over time
- Students that would like to discuss their study options at this time, including attending face to face lessons in Wellington or Auckland should discuss this with email@example.com
- You can text ‘WelTec’ to 4773 to advise your name, confirm you are ok, and any other relevant information including whether you have access to the intranet. This message will then be sent to our staff who can then get back to you with an individual response and advice.
TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2011
Our thoughts are with you all and we will be working to do whatever we can to support you and your tutors.
COUNSELLING SUPPORT is available through SEED - 24 hour Freephone
0508-664-981 or for referral form go to the link below and look under “Access to Services” http://www.weltec.ac.nz/SUPPORTSERVICES/WelTecStudentCounsellingService.aspx
- The building is closed and we will advise when we have further information
- WelTec phones are diverted to the main switchboard
- Continued WelTec specific information will be posted via WelTec's website/ intranet/twitter/facebook/text ”QUAKE” as it comes to hand including any plan to start courses
Information to hand as at 9.10am 23-2-11 is as below.
For further updates on situation in Christchurch go to http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/
CIVIL DEFENCE UPDATE
Current Information from Civil Defence is available at their website http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/