Week Three @ Carey - Community Fun Day this week

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Week Three @ Carey - Community Fun Day this week
by Kathryn Heard - Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:28 PM
WEEK 3      
Hi Everyone,

As students arrived at Carey and the library came alive, I started over as a student – studying to become a Spiritual Director.

A few years ago I had never heard the term, then I began meeting a spiritual director myself and understanding grew. But only as I began to write about it did my vision of what is involved become clear (I am sure it will get confusing again as well). It reminded me that those assignments that we hate/fear/avoid starting can be the most effective way to learn. This is how our brains work. A certain amount of stress is needed for learning to take place and lasting neural pathways to develop. When we are relaxed we do not retain as much and are not able to remember as much either.

Stress gets a bad reputation – turns out it can be positive, so make stress your friend and start those assignments!

Carol Fearon | Library Assistant & Spiritual Direction Student

NO CHAPEL WORSHIP THIS WEEK - Community Fun Day instead

There is no Chapel on Tuesday. It's the Carey Community Fun Day instead!

Meet in the Dining room at 11am for a morning of frivolity and fellowship.


(12.40pm Monday | 12pm Tuesday)

Join us on Monday and Tuesday for our Community Lunches. This is a great time to get to know other students and staff while enjoying a delicious lunch together.

Wondering what the translation is for our Karakia that is up on the wall in the dining room? Here it is:

Bless this food 
May it nourish our bodies and feed our spirit with the bread of eternal life
Bless our food in Jesus name, Amen.


(Carey Chapel 12.40pm - 1pm)

Siong Ng will be leading this time together. This is a time for everyone, staff and students together, to join and pray with one another.
When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw [Jesus] eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:16-17)

Come along to a Toastmasters Meeting and learn:
simple ways to grab an audience's attention
practical ways to overcome the fears of standing in front of people
and much more....

6 - 7.30pm
Starting this coming Thursday
Lecture Room 3

contact Vince Kilpatrick for more details
027 284 6235


We need waiters, set up and pack down helpers for Graduation.
Can you help?
Friday - 5th April - 1 - 3pm (set up)
Saturday 6th - 4 - 6pm (waiting)
Saturday 6th -  6 - 8pm (pack down)

Please contact Kathryn Heard if you can help: or shoulder tap me when you see me around campus.


As you start to think ahead to your first assessments make sure you check out the hints and tips on Careyonline under 10 Essentials. these are design to help you with academic writing, your referencing skills to make sure you get that A grade!!


Still finding your way around the library? 

Please drop in on Tuesday between 1:00pm-1:30pm.

The Library hours still continue to operate as usual:
Mon-Thu: 8.30am – 6.30pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 12.30pm


Pā Harakeke

This is an image for whanau (family). It shows that we rely on each other in order to survive, not by our own efforts.

It's also a flax bush.


3pm, Saturday 6th April | Manukau City Baptist Church

All are welcome! | More details here

Are you graduating? Download a form here