CareyWeekly Newsletter 2023 S1 Start of Semester

CareyWeekly Newsletter 2023 S1 Start of Semester

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The 2023 Academic Year has Begun!

The new academic year is officially underway, and we couldn't be more excited to get going! We hope you enter this first semester refreshed and renewed, keen to grow alongside your teachers and fellow students. From the entire team at Carey, nau mai, haere mai!

Whether you are a new or returning student, you will no doubt have some settling in to do over the next few days and weeks. A couple resources you may find handy:

  • 10 Essentials - from how to use the library, to how to reference, these documents have all you need to succeed in your assessments.
  • Adademic Regulations and Calendar and Student Handbook - information on student regulations, harassment and complaint procedures, and much more can be found here.
  • Timetables - check these out to see when your classes are running next week. Also, don't forget to familiarise yourself with your course outlines on CareyOnline.
  • Student Facebook Group - a page for current students of Carey to ask questions, share resources, and whatever else you need. 
As always, chat to any of our staff if you need anything. We are here to help. 

God's richest blessings on you and your studies this semester! We look forward to what God has in store for all of us.

Online Orientation for New Students

We are hosting an online orientation for new students next week. If you missed orientation this week, or if you are studying from a distance, come along to get helpful information and to meet the team and some of your classmates. 

Thursday, 2 March at 7.30pm
Join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 936 0667 5422). 

2023 Karakia

The biblical prophets were poets who helped the people of God hear the word of God. Through their poems and pictures, these prophets described the kingdom that God would one day bring when he would dwell among his people, when he would wipe away all the tears from their eyes, when the whole world be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Perhaps most importantly, the prophets reminded the people of God about what it means to be the people of God. They helped the people of Israel remember who they were, why they existed, and how they were to live among their neighbours, in the face of many pressures and challenges.

In our Carey karakia this coming year, through these prophets, we’re going to hear the word of the Lord. What is God saying to us today? What does it mean for us to be the people of God today? In our changing and challenging cultural context, how is the Lord calling us to be an alternative society that shows the world what God is like?

Join us in the chapel, or join us on Zoom this Tuesday, 28 February at 11am to hear from our very own Michael Rhodes.

Meeting ID: 962 7072 5701 

Join us on Zoom

Community Lunches

A meaningful time to connect for on-site students and staff happens during our weekly community lunches on Mondays at 12.15pm and Tuesdays just after karakia at 12pm.

For the semester, our Monday lunches will feature make-your-own wraps (we will provide the ingredients). Tuesdays will be a cooked meal.

If you are on-site, we encourage you to prioritise these community lunches to connect with one another.

General Formation Tuesdays 10-11am

Study can easily dominate your time at Carey. Our general formation group gives students time each week to pause, reflect, pray, and have some fun together.

All students are welcome to attend general formation on Tuesday mornings throughout the semester with Nicola. If you're on-site, pop into the Library Commons Room, and if you are regional, feel free to join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 971 1733 5757).

First Steps REQUIREMENT and Library Info

All new students are required to complete the First Steps course on CareyOnline. This is a massively helpful online orientation course. Completing it straight away will not only help you get acclimated, but it will also endear you to the entire library staff.

Speaking of the library, semester hours are as follows:

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

Drop-in Admin Sessions

Do you need help with starting the semester, accessing CareyOnline, questions about StudyLink or enrolment? Something else? Feel free to use our Admin Support Drop-in Zoom sessions to chat with Rob and Neroli about your questions.

Tuesday, 28 February from 1–1.30pm
Tuesday, 7 March from 1-1.30pm

Join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 997 1399 7154).