Week 2 @ Carey - Academic Info, library news and more

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Week 2 @ Carey - Academic Info, library news and more
by Kathryn Heard - Friday, 6 March 2020, 2:19 PM
Learning is best done ‘together’.  This is one of our guiding educational commitments at Carey.  We talk about ‘community’ all the time around here.  But not community for its own sake.  It is community for the purpose of mutual growth in our ‘together’ calling towards Christlikeness.  I need you to help me (and us) to become more like Jesus.  

Last week we asked our first-year pastoral leadership students to come up with some ways that they will commit to helping each other along the learning journey together. Here are a few of their ideas:
1.    We will commit to being safe and confidential with each other’s stories.
2.    We will welcome and foster robust discussion, but respect and honour our differences. 
3.    We will notice when someone is struggling and not walk on by.
4.    We will be open to feedback and be willing to address our ‘need to grow’ areas.
5.    We will reach out for support when we need it, rather than ghost.
6.    We will commit to mixing with people who are different from us.
7.    We will pray for each other.
8.    We will seek to resolve our conflicts well.
9.    We will support each other in our academic life, as much as possible.
10.    ???
If you were to add a magic #10 – what would it be? 

Whether you are onsite or online as a student, remember learning is best done in a community that supports you.  Seek this out in 2020.  Together we ROCK!

Jonny Weir | Director of Ministry Training

CHAPEL WORSHIP - with guest Rev Malcolm Gordon

This week we have Rev Malcolm Gordon leading us in Chapel. Malcolm is the Worship and Music Enabler for Presbyterian Churches of Aotearoa New Zealand. He also teaches the course "Worship Then And Now" here at Carey.


(12.30pm 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.


(Carey Chapel 12.40pm - 1pm)
Neroli Hollis will be leading this time together. This is a time for everyone, staff and students together, to join and pray with one another.

She might even bring chocolates?!


Do you love organising Events? The SASS needs you. President Carly Armstrong and Vice President Jono Edmeades are looking for others to join them on the SASS committee and help plan, dream and run events!
Text Carly if you're keen on 022 436 9165
Welcome to a new academic year at Carey. We are so pleased that you have chosen to begin/continue studying with us this year and pray that your studies help enrichen and strengthen your relationship with Jesus! Semester starts on Monday 2 March – below are some key pieces of information to help you.


The student handbook has key information about where to find important information and who to talk to if you have questions about your enrolment, fees, courses or other academic and pastoral support.
A copy can be found on CareyOnline from the homepage.


If you are a new student, Carey has developed a self-directed induction course called First Steps which is available on CareyOnline. All new students are required to complete this course within the first four weeks of semester, and it will cover key aspects of academic literacy, academic writing and important aspects of academic integrity. This course should appear under My Courses in CareyOnline. If you have any issues accessing the course please talk to any of the library team.


ID cards are available from reception to be collected once your Fees have been paid and your Public Trust form has been signed (both pages) and returned.  Distance students ID cards will be posted out once the $$ and PT forms have been received.


If you are changing your courses you need to fill in a Change of Enrolment form. You can find this under Forms for Students on Careyonline or on the Carey website.


Please make sure you check what level you are studying your course at. Some of our courses cover Level 6 and 7, and the requirements differ.

If you're not sure, ask Neroli, our Registrar.


If you have English as an additional language, there is academic literacy and writing support available on Mondays with Laurie Guy. If you would like to access this support, there will be a meeting on Monday 9th March after lunch at 1:15pm where you can find out more. If you can’t make that time but would like to know more, talk with the team in the library for more information.


Library hours during semester time
Monday – Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-12:30pm


If you're unsure of your library login or need one to one guidance, please contact
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3: 5-6