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Week 10 @ Carey

 
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Week 10 @ Carey
by Kathryn Heard - Friday, 22 May 2020, 1:54 PM
 
SEMESTER 1   |   WEEK 10

OPEN EYES AND TENDER HEARTS IN COVID-19


Whilst New Zealanders may be emerging from our stringent lockdown, the reach and impact of Covid-19 is still expanding. Without the presence of mass graves or overloaded hospital systems, we can assume the worst is over.

Yet this week we have heard that Covid-19 has cruelly arrived at the Rohingya Refugee Camps at the same time as Cyclone Amphan, the strongest storm on record in the Bay of Bengal. In the wake of the storm, aid agencies remind us that social distancing and clean water for handwashing are luxuries in these regions, and the impact of Covid-19 is desperately unequal.

As we emerge from lockdown, may we be global Christians whose eyes are open to God’s world and hearts tender towards God’s purposes at this time.

Andrew Picard

THE CAMPUS IS OPEN


The campus is open for some limited activities with physical distancing, contact tracing and hygiene protocols in place.

Remember: Play It Safe. If you are coming on-site you must SIGN IN at reception or the library and then SIGN OUT when you leave. 

You can go into Te Whare Oranga, the Wharekai but you need to SIGN IN beforehand.

The back door to the lecture rooms will be closed so you will have to come in via reception.

Please do not wander through the Baptist Union offices upstairs.

CAREY AWARDED CATEGORY 1 IN EER!


Carey has just received its report from their recent NZQA review. Carey was awarded a Category 1, the highest category possible.

This places them in the top 15% of TEOs in New Zealand for its educational performance and capability in self-assessment.

The report noted, “Many of the students interviewed attested to the core experience of participating in an authentic community while at the college. Carey Baptist has engaged qualified, experienced, research-active lecturers who enable learning and pastorally support their students.” 

There will be no Monday and Tuesday lunches on-site.

However, we are continuing with our online community activities. Your family and others living with you are welcome to join too!

Short, but oh so sweet! Join us as we gather around the Word, pray for our World, and lean into our Work for the week ahead.

https://zoom.us/j/865918308
Meeting ID: 865 918 308
Get along at 12:30pm for some hanging out time, and a little bit of fun! You bring your lunch, we’ll bring the fun.

https://zoom.us/j/450933146 (Meeting ID: 450 933 146).

STUDY @ CAREY IN LEVEL 2


Study and lectures will continue online for the remainder of Semester One. However, if you are an on-site student, you are welcome to make appointments by email or phone in order to meet face to face with teaching and/or administrative staff on matters relating to your study.

HARDSHIP FUND


Carey has access to the Hardship Fund for Learners. This is a fund available to provide temporary financial assistance if you are facing hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and your ability to study has been affected.

The next round ends 28th May.

Find out more here

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS FUND

Carey still has funds available for any student who has limited or no access to technology-enabled learning. The next round closes 29th May.

Find out more here 

HAVE THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AFFECTED YOUR ABILITY TO STUDY?


We realise that the restrictions around Covid-19 have impacted us all to varying degrees and are wanting to ensure that we are cognisant of these impacts on students and are making necessary allowances.

You should be aware that we have taken a more relaxed approach to assessment due dates, and teachers are also making allowances for the fact that it has been more difficult to locate source materials and research during Level 4 and 3.

If you feel that your study has been significantly impacted please let us know and feel free to talk with your teachers and/or with Neroli. We will also be working closely with the student association to ensure that we continue to have a good sense of how things tracking are for all our students.

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui.

The Library will be open at these times:

9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

10am – 12.30pm Saturday

OPEN DAY ONLINE - 26th May


We are running an Open Day Online coming up on 26th May, 12.30pm - 2.30pm.
Feel free to share with your friends and invite them to join. they'll get to meet our lecturers, hear from students, find out about the different formation tracks and get their questions answered. There will be break out sessions too, and Sam will make sure some fun is thrown into the mix!!

People have to register so they can join the zoom call.

Here's more details on our website - https://www.carey.ac.nz/events/open-day-online/
Share the FB Event with your friends - https://www.facebook.com/events/156430955802926/

RACHEL'S ROAD TRIP

Rachel’s tiki tour around the central and Hawkes Bay regions of New Zealand's north island has taken off with a bang. The vibrant Gill from Village Baptist chatted to Rachel at a Havelock North cafe. Gill has a deep hunger to learn and loves studying at Carey. She shared that “It makes me feel more connected to what I believe.” 

Rachel is going to be in Palmerston North on Monday so if you're free and want to catch up for a chat, prayer, support or just a free coffee it's her shout! text her on 021 166 2915.

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