Week 4 of Semester 2 @ Carey

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Week 4 of Semester 2 @ Carey
by Kathryn Heard - Friday, 9 August 2019, 12:21 PM
WEEK 4      

The Other Side 

I have been allocated 150 words for this offering. On the one side, this feels restrictive; on another side, it forces me to be concise. So, here’s the thing: Proverbs 18:17 has challenged me of late. In The Living Bible it reads, “Every story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight.” Thus, when we hear a story about someone else, when we see the news, when we intuit something about another, when we’re tempted to label, when we read an academic text that argues for one position, when we wish to create universal truths out of our experiences, and/or when we wish to concretise our cultural insights as the norm for all, wouldn’t it be better to refrain from imprudence and first hear the other side/s of the story in order to develop more informed, ripe, and balanced views?

Phil Halstead


Come and see for yourself....Join us on Tuesday as our Student Leaders curate our Chapel time together.


Join us as a community for lunches on Monday and Tuesday in the Wharekai
Monday 12.40pm
Tuesday 12pm

Our chef Karen cooks up a storm for us and its free!


Every Wednesday the Carey community comes together for prayer. This is led by a staff member.
Neroli Hollis will be leading us as we pray for each other, our community and our world.


Our peer writing support is again available in semester two. If you would like help with your academic writing, then we have peer writing assistants available to meet you for a 30 or 60 minute session. To book a session, please email : and include:
  • Your name and student ID number
  • Identify which assessment you are focussing on (course, assessment outline)
  • Identify if you want a 30 minute or 60 minute slot


Working on your next assessment? Don’t forget the useful information in the 10 Essentials (found on CareyOnline here).

Especially go over the HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY and HOW TO REFERENCE sections. See the Library team if you have any further questions!


Carey, like many tertiary organistations, uses Turn It In to check submitted assessments for authenticity and academic integrity. Turn It In compares the submitted assessment with a large database of previous student work, online articles and journals and websites. It then produces a “similarity report” that highlights areas in the assessment where the text matches text from the database, and that could potentially be problematic.

At Carey, we want students to learn how to correctly use and reference original source material (journals, books, websites etc), and so we are now making the Similarity Report available for students in our Level 4 and core Level 5 courses so that Turn It In can be used as a developmental tool. This means you are able to submit your assessment, receive the similarity report, identify and address and problematic areas and then resubmit the assessment (after 24 hours). More information will be sent to students early next week.

Knowing how to read and understand the similarity report is vital – the Library will be holding a session to help explain this on TUESDAY 13th August. TIP SHEETS for students will also be available on CareyOnline early next week. If you have any questions talk to the library team or email


Please remember that a lot of your course material and information sits in CareyOnline – Carey’s Moodle Learning Management System. If you have not logged onto CareyOnline to look at your course information, please do this in the next couple of days (otherwise your teachers will be checking up to see that everything is OK!).

If you are having trouble logging in to CareyOnline please email Neroli (


Ihumātao, shortened from Te Ihu o Mataoho which means the nose of Mataoho.

Read more about  current protests to protect the land here.

Come and grab a bargain. $1 a book. New stock has just been added.


Library hours are as follow:
Monday – Thursday  8:30-6:30pm
Friday                        9am-5:00pm
Saturday                   10:00am-12:30pm



Kia ora to all distance students from the Carey library team,
We hope your semester has started well and you are not feeling too overwhelmed. By now you will be getting your heads around course assessment tasks. Remember – you can do it!

Remember also that we are here to help – you can call us on 0800 773 776, or email us:

Library resources – books, ebooks, journal articles and more, can be found via the library web page -
to access them, enter a search in the box under Tūhuratanga  (searches across all materials, print and online).
By scrolling down the library web page you will find a useful Library Guide – just select ‘Do you have a library guide?’
Other help available to you for studying and assignments:
  • 10 Essentials:  You can find these on Carey Online – select from the solid blue banner running across the page.
  • First Steps – All new students are automatically enrolled in this academic skills course. If you have studied at Carey previously but would like to brush up on your skills, contact the library for access.
  • Distance services available to you on request:
  • Books sent out, with return postage enclosed.
  • PDF scans of book chapters etc emailed
Looking forward to hearing from you…
Go well,
Siong, Liz & Carol
“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
Psalm 5:3