Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


NorthTec Orientation Success

Media Release 20th February 2014


NorthTec Orientation Success


NorthTec Orientation Days kicked off the new education year in style on February 17 and 18 at campuses around the Northland Region.

With official welcome ceremonies and powhiri held at many Northland campuses including Kaitaia, Rawene and Kerikeri, plus a two-day event at Whangarei’s Raumanga campus, the student orientation for 2014 is being hailed a success by organisers, staff and students alike.

More than 800 students were welcomed at Raumanga over the two days, with the time honoured tradition of powhiri, followed by a sumptuous morning tea, campus tours, entertainment and information stalls on site, completed with a free sausage sizzle courtesy of BNZ.

BNZ branches around the Northland region were on hand to supply, cook and serve the barbecues, which was received very well by students.

Student Success acting manager Jane Arlidge says she was thrilled at the success of the orientation days, not only at the locations around the region but with the bigger crowds at Raumanga too.

“It was fantastic, the weather held out for us on both days and the students were welcomed into the NorthTec whanau. The feedback from the regions has been very positive. At Raumanga, the students had a great time, enjoyed the giveaways and entertainment from the local radio stations The Edge and The Rock, and had a chance to meet with their new classmates on campus,” she says.

“We had bigger than expected numbers on the second day at Raumanga and I think the word had got out about the great day had on the first day. It really gives a sense of whanau, of coming together and we love doing this each year. Now the students have been given a motivational start to their education year, it is their time to grow with what they learn at NorthTec.”


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news