NZSAF Management is committed to ensuring the well-being and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Zealand and the rest of the world, we have created this space for our community to access the latest news and updates regarding the outbreak.
This page will be updated with the most recent community-wide messages as they are announced by the government. If you have any questions about the COVID-19 situation, please feel free to contact the Student Welfare Officer, NZSAF staff or Management.
If you or anyone you know develops any symptoms please contact the Healthline (0800 358 5453) right away and update the Student Welfare Officer.
UPDATE - 14/05/2020
Hope you all are well and staying safe!
As you might all be aware, as per Government's announcement made on Monday, 11th May 2020, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 from Thursday, 14th May 2020.
New Zealand School of Art and Fashion (NZSAF)'s Amersham Way, New Lynn and Epsom campuses are open for all staff and students. Regular classes will continue to take place on the all three NZSAF campuses, i.e. Amersham Way, New Lynn and Epsom, as per student's timetable.
Please ensure that you are checking your timetable regularly so that you have complete clarity on when classes are scheduled for this week and next week and that, you do not miss any classes. Attendance in classes is compulsory. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus and send your tutor, a medical certificate for the days that you are unwell.
Please note that there will be no online classes after Friday, 15th May 2020.
As New Zealand enters Alert Level 2, as per Government's advise, the following practices will need to be followed:
Maintain social distance in public, including when using public transport
If you're sick, stay home and please send your tutor a medical certificate
If you feel that you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call your doctor or Healthline at 0800 611 116 and get tested immediately
Follow standard hygiene measures by washing hands regularly, using soap and water and drying them well or using hand sanitiser when soap and water aren't available
i) Information posters on how to do effective hand-washing will be put up across the campus. You can find more information on effective hand-washing here: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/good-hygiene/hand-washing
ii)Hand sanitisers will be available across both the levels of the campus for student use. It is free to use for students, as and when they need to.
It is absolutely essential that a very high standard of hygiene is maintained in the campus. The school will ensure that the campus is sanitised but students are also expected to contribute towards maintaining proper hygiene by ensuring that:
They are not throwing any litter (except for in the bin)
They are keeping their classrooms clean and tidy at all times
They are keeping their workshops clean and tidy at all times
They are leaving the tables in the break-out area neat and clean after finishing lunch
They are ensuring that proper hygiene is being maintained in toilets
Please note that these actions are important for the maintenance of your own health as well as the health of others.
Please note that a contact tracing register is placed at the Reception of all campuses including Amersham Way, New Lynn and Epsom.
The contact tracing register for Amersham Way is placed with Ms Ansuya Khental (Student Welfare Officer)
The contact tracing register for New Lynn campus is placed with Ms Ota Valu (Level 4 Pattern-making tutor)
The contact tracing register for Epsom campus is placed with Ms Abby Spackman (Student Welfare Officer)
Every single student coming into the campus is required to put in their details in the contact tracing register before they proceed into the campus.
It is absolutely essential that every single student is entering their information in the contact tracing register placed at the Reception, as this is a requirement by the Government on Alert level 2.
We acknowledge that recent times have seen increased pressure and stress on all but there are various avenues of support available for students. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the Student Welfare Officer, Programme Leader, Admin, Chief Operating Officer or the wider team of NZSAF for any questions or support that you may need. For expert or additional help, following given are some helpful links provided by the Government:
We all are in this together, so let us please make sure that we are taking care of each other.
We look forward to seeing you on campus.
Virtual Tours to check out
The world of art, and technology have joined hands to show us some amazing virtual tours of Museums around the world. Below are some tours you could check out -
UPDATE - 24/03/2020
Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced - We are currently in Alert Level 3 of COVID 19 and Alert Level 4 (complete shutdown) begins from Wednesday this week (i.e., tomorrow) for four weeks, during this time NZSAF classes will not run for the certificate and diploma level students but we will continue online lectures for the Bachelors' students. We will keep our students posted the situation. Below are some highlights from NZSAF management -
In light of the current situation, NZSAF is bringing the school holidays forward.
The Bachelors in Jewellery Design and Technology classes will continue online through Microsoft Teams. Students must check their emails for details.
All our campuses (Epsom, New Lynn and Manukau) will be completely shut down and will not be accessible to anyone.
All classes will be rescheduled after the lockdown is over. We will not let this Pandemic compromise on the quality of education we provide to our students.
Students must check their emails regularly for updates from the school.
For any queries or information regarding the situation, please feel free to contact the Student Welfare Officers, staff or management. For regular updates, please check our social media pages and website (updates section)
We remain committed to supporting our students as best as we can, in these unprecedented times. Further information will be made available on a regular basis via our website’s updates section.
Stay safe and please take all measure to keep the people around you safe.