CareyWeekly Newsletter 2022 S1 Week 17

by Student Communication -

We've Nearly Made it!

I don't know about you, but I am ready to start my musings about life with something other than, "What a [insert period of time] this has been!" But, what a semester this has been! 

Coming out of a lengthy lockdown, navigating traffic lights, normalising mask mandates, getting shattered by rain (remember that time Carey flooded?!?), bundling up in the cold weather, we've all been through a wild half-year. Oh, and there's also been our studies, work, church and family dynamics, non-Covid-sicknesses, and so much more. Needless to say, we are different people now, or at least I am.

But (and this is a very important, "but"), we've nearly made it! And bravo for simply surviving what has been a trying time. I hope that you pat yourself on the back, take a nap, leap into the air at a beach, pour a glass of your favourite drink, and relax for the next couple weeks. 

Whatever you do to recharge, I pray you do it knowing you have truly earned it. Finish well, and rest hard. 


Semester Two Begins 25 July

After the mid-year break, semester two begins Monday, 25 July. There will be a pōwhiri for new students and staff beginning at 8.30am. We'd love to have you there to welcome new members of the Carey whānau.

Enrolment/Re-enrolment for Semester Two

Reminder to returning students: Please check with Neroli and confirm re-enrolment for semester two.

Overcoming Racial Faith

Don't forget about the upcoming Carey Conversation with Dr Willie Jennings.

Dr Jennings is a leading Baptist theologian and world-renowned scholar in a host of areas, including race, cultural identities, and creation and the church. He currently teaches at Yale University as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Africana Studies, and Religious Studies, and has served as pastor at several churches in America. 

Carey is privileged to host Dr Jennings for a conversation on gospel and race, and we invite you to register now for this free event.

When: Thursday 14 July, 7.30-9pm
Where: Carey Baptist College: 473 Great South Road, Penrose or Online via Zoom

Final Grades

You'll no doubt be interested in those final grades for your semester one papers. Final grades will be available after Friday, July 15 through the Student Portal.

If you require a transcript, talk to Neroli.

Library Hours During the Break

The library is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and closed on Saturdays for the next three weeks. See you back on 25 July!

CareyWeekly Newsletter 2022 S1 Week 16

by Student Communication -

Prayer for a Spacious Place

Yesterday, at our management retreat, John led us in a reflection on Psalm 118. Verse five stood out to me as particularly pertinent at this time: “When hard pressed, I cried out to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place.” There’s no doubt that, despite our increased freedoms, we have been hard pressed again this semester. Many students and staff have juggled varying levels of illness and isolation in themselves or their families, some for much of the semester. And this is not to mention the wider social, economic, political, or cultural impacts of Covid, let alone other issues we are facing personally or corporately. It is a hard time; we are hard pressed.

Psalm 118 is the concluding psalm of the Hallel collection, which the Jews used at Passover. It alludes to the return from exile, and celebrates God’s deliverance as the basis for hope. The psalm gives a very succinct account of God’s deliverance: the psalmist was in a tight spot (the word for “distress” has the sense of restricted, narrow, or tight), they cried out to God, and God gave them space. The image is of someone feeling strangled, constricted, and in distress, and the LORD rescued them to a broad place; a place where they could breathe. Many of us are currently hard pressed, and we too are crying out to God. My prayer is that God would bring us into a spacious place; a broad place where we can breathe. Our circumstances may not change, but things look different from a spacious place.


End of Semester IMPORTANT Message

With the semester one coming to a close, please note the following:

  • Semester one ends Friday, 1 July.
  • All final assessments must be submitted to CareyOnline by 1 July.

Assessment extensions must be submitted and approved by the Academic Registrar prior to due dates.

Please complete an Application for Extension to Complete Assement and email it to Neroli on The end of semester and marking timeframes outlined below constrain what is possible around any approved extensions. It is critical that you talk to Neroli if you are unable to meet the 1 July assessment submission timeframe!

Semester one results are confirmed at the Markers Meeting on Thursday, 14 July. Results will be released on Careyonline on Friday, 15 July. Your Student Portal gives you access to your final course grades (if you have questions around accessing your student portal please connect with Neroli Hollis. If you require an actual transcript please also connect with Neroli Hollis.

Enrolment/Re-enrolment for Semester Two

Reminder to returning students: Please check with Neroli and complete re-enrolment for semester two.

Any changes to enrolment must be submitted prior to 29 June 2022.

Library Crème Puff Party!

Next week is the final week of the semester with extended library hours (see below), and crème puffs are on offer for anyone on-site. Come study, eat, and be motivated!

Monday-Thursday 8.30am-6.30pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-12.30pm

From Monday, 4 July, the library will be open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm, but closed on Saturdays. 

Get those Final Assessments Lined Up!

Have you looked at teacher feedback from previous assessments on CareyOnline?
Have you used the resources on the 10 Essentials?
Have you talked to the library team about how to find good resources?
Have you used the referencing guides?
Have you used a Peer Writing Assistant?
Have you talked with the Paihere Student Support team?

Our student support team are here to help you move that B to an A or that C to a B! Talk to us!

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