UPDATES

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. 

Emergency Contacts for Students - Abby- abby@agi.ac.nz  or Kanak – kanak@nzsaf.ac.nz or shane@nzsaf.ac.nz (0212800963) or  Ekta - ekta@nzsaf.ac.nz 

LATEST UPDATE - 22/10/2021

Kia ora,

 

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern, Finance Minister Hon Grant Robertson and Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare this morning, the new COVID-19 Protection Framework comes with a vaccination target of 90% fully vaccinated people for every District Health Board (DHB).

Prime Minister Ardern said “when every DHB reaches the target, New Zealand can move into the new Covid-19 Protection Framework.  Cabinet will review New Zealand’s progress in achieving these targets and moving in to the new framework on Monday the 29th November.

 

Once 90% of eligible New Zealanders are fully vaccinated and protected, it will be safe to introduce this new framework which does not rely on lockdowns as the main measure to stop the virus spreading.

 

What you need to know / Kia mōhio mai koe:

 

For more information on the new COVID-19 Protection Framework click here
 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting. 

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Alert Level 3:
 

There are no changes to current arrangements, please continue to follow the protocols for On Campus learning at Level 3.

 

Please reach out to your Programme Leaders, and Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

UPDATE - 18/10/2021

Kia ora,

 

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Bloomfield this afternoon, based on public health advice, Cabinet confirmed that Auckland will remain at the current Alert Level 3 settings for the next two weeks and the rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2.

 

Waikato will remain at Alert Level 3 pending cabinet review on Friday 22nd October.

 

Northland will move to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm Tuesday 19th October.

 

Prime Minister Ardern confirmed that there will be an update on Wednesday 20th October regarding the return to School for Primary and Secondary students.  Further to this there will be an update on Friday 22nd October to discuss the new COVID Protection Framework. 

 

Reminder of the Alert Level Restrictions:


Alert Level 3 at phase 1:

  • Outdoor catch-ups with one other household allowed at a limit of 10, with masks to be worn when not eating and distanced while eating.

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) reopening with bubbles of 10, teachers to get tested. 

  • Recreation allowed, with activities such as going to the beach as long as it is outside and at a 10 person maximum. 

 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting.  

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Alert Level 3: 

There are no changes to current arrangements, please continue to follow the protocols for On Campus learning at Level 3.

 

Please reach out to your Programme Leaders, and Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

 

He waka eke noa, we are all in this together. 

UPDATE - 11/10/2021

Kia ora,

 

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Minister of COVID Response Chris Hipkins, based on public health advice, Cabinet confirmed that Auckland will remain at the current Alert Level 3 settings until the next cabinet review update on Monday 18th October.  The rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2.

 

Waikato and Northland will remain at Alert Level 3 until 11:59pm Thursday 14th October and will be reviewed on Wednesday 13th October.  

 

Reminder of the Alert Level Restrictions:
 

Alert Level 3 at phase 1:

  • Outdoor catch-ups with one other household allowed at a limit of 10, with masks to be worn when not eating and distanced while eating.

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) reopening with bubbles of 10, teachers to get tested. 

  • Recreation allowed, with activities such as going to the beach as long as it is outside and at a 10 person maximum. 

 

Pending further public health advice, primary and secondary schools will not reopen for students on the 18th October.

 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting. 

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Alert Level 3
 

There are no changes to current arrangements, please continue to follow the protocols for On Campus learning at Level 3.

 

Please reach out to your Programme Leaders, and Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

 

He waka eke noa, we are all in this together. 

UPDATE - 04/10/2021

Kia ora,

 

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Bloomfield this afternoon, based on public health advice, Cabinet confirmed its plan to transition Auckland out of current restrictions carefully and methodically, with regular check-ins to ensure we’re continuing to actively control the virus.

 

Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3 with a 3 Phase plan to ease restrictions over the next few weeks.  The parts of the Waikato that moved to Alert Level 3 yesterday Sunday 3rd October; from Raglan to Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia, and within the Hamilton City boundary will be excluded from the ease of restrictions until the next cabinet update.

 

 

Auckland will move into Phase 1 at 11.59pm Tuesday 5th October, with the rest of New Zealand to remain at Alert Level 2 until further review updates are announced next Monday 11th October.

 

Level 3 Phased approach in more detail:
 

Phase 1, from 11.59pm, October 5:

  • Outdoor catch-ups with one other household allowed at a limit of 10, with masks to be worn when not eating and distanced while eating.

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) reopening with bubbles of 10, teachers to get tested. 

  • Recreation allowed, with activities such as going to the beach as long as it is outside and at a 10 person maximum. 
     

Phase 2, starting date not yet announced:

  • Retail opens, with physical distance and masks to be worn. Cafes and food courts inside businesses able to operate for takeaway only. 

  • Libraries, museums, pools and zoos able to open. 

  • Outdoor catch ups and funerals, tangi and weddings increased to 25 people. 
     

Phase 3, starting date not yet announced:

  • Hospitality opens with a 50 person limit. 

  • Hairdressers open.

  • Indoor and outdoor social gatherings increase to 50 people. 

On October 18, pending public health advice, primary and secondary schools may reopen for all students.

 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting.  

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Next steps:

 

Alert Level 3 

 

There are no changes to current arrangements, please continue to follow the protocols for On Campus learning at Level 3.

 

Please reach out to your Programme Leaders, and Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

 

He waka eke noa, we are all in this together. 

 

UPDATE - 20/09/2021

Kia ora,

 

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Bloomfield this afternoon, cabinet has made the decision that Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 for at least two weeks at 11.59pm Tuesday 21st September with the rest of New Zealand to remain at Alert Level 2 until further review updates are announced on Monday 4th October.

 

“Bespoke” Level 4 Lockdown: Whakatīwai and Miranda

 

Director-general of health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield said in addition to steps already in place, a section 70 notice for people around Mangatangi would effectively increase the border around Auckland. It would require those who had visited or lived there since 8th September to isolate and monitor symptoms for at least the next 5 days. This includes the school and marae. People are asked to monitor locations of interest.  This boundary approach and section 70 notice is being used to ensure those who worked in the area but did not live there are also covered

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting.  

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Next steps:

 

Alert Level 3: Auckland

 

  • People are instructed to stay home in their bubble other than for essential personal movement

  • Physical distancing of 2m outside home, or 1m in controlled environments 

  • Wearing a face covering is mandatory on public transport and at essential services, businesses and where physical distancing is not possible

 

 

As an educational provider, we are permitted to have students on campus in instances where they are unable to complete work remotely under Alert Level 3.  This is the case for our Jewellery and Fashion Technology students.  There are however several conditions and safety measures that are required. All students to adhere to on campus rules as previously provided.

 

Students / Staff on campus at  Alert Level 3:

 

  • Each class/group of 10 people or less is considered a single ‘bubble’ and should not interact with any other student/staff bubbles of 10

  • Each bubble on campus cannot interact with another ‘bubble’ of students.  You will be provided with a list of students that we will be in your bubble in advance of returning to campus.

  • We have organised the campuses to ensure you will have a dedicated classroom space that will not be used by students in another bubble.  Details will be provided by your lecturer.

  • Masks are compulsory on campus unless there is a safety concern e.g. working with a gas torch.

  • You must sanitise your hands upon entering the campus.  You must also sanitise your hands if you leave your classroom for any reason and re-enter.

  • If you go to the toilet, please wash your hands thoroughly and sanitise.  Please also use the anti-bacterial wipes provided to sanitise the toilet seat.

  • You must wipe down any equipment you use with anti-bacterial wipes after use.

  • If you have any flu-like symptoms, you must not come to the campus.

  • If you are immune-compromised, or caring for/living with vulnerable people please do not come into campus if this can be avoided

  • Be punctual: Arrive on time for your scheduled class and leave the campus as soon as the class has finished 

 

Please reach out to your Programme Leaders, and Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

 

He waka eke noa, we are all in this together. 



The NZSAF Team

 

UPDATE - 20/08/2021

Kia ora,

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Bloomfield this afternoon, New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 4 till 11:59 pm Tuesday 24th of August with a cabinet meeting scheduled for Monday to look at Alert Level settings. 

Under Alert Level 4, people are asked to stay home and limit their movement, maintain physical distancing of two metres and wear a face mask when moving outside. Please continue to check locations of interest and the dates and times in question,  government requests you get tested if you have been to any of these locations on the days and times noted. 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting.  

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Next steps:

  

No staff or students should access the campus at the current alert level.

 

Please reach out to your Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

Your wellbeing is important to us:

We acknowledge that this may be a period of uncertainty, we are here to support you. 


 

There are other counselling tools available to you:

  

EAP Services

https://www.eapservices.co.nz/

 

1737 – Need to talk 

This is a free text or call line available 24/7. 

 

  • These services are confidential and offer a listening ear, advice and directions to link in with other services. 

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

 

Be kind to one another. 


 

 

UPDATE - 23/08/2021

Kia ora,

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Bloomfield this afternoon, Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 till 11:59 pm Tuesday 31st of August.

Under Alert Level 4, people are asked to stay home and limit their movement, maintain physical distancing of two metres and wear a face mask when moving outside. Please continue to check locations of interest and the dates and times in question,  government requests you get tested if you have been to any of these locations on the days and times noted. 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting.  

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Next steps:

  

No staff or students should access the campus at the current alert level.

 

Please reach out to your Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

Your wellbeing is important to us:

We acknowledge that this may be a period of uncertainty, we are here to support you. 


 

There are other counselling tools available to you:

  

EAP Services

https://www.eapservices.co.nz/

 

1737 – Need to talk 

This is a free text or call line available 24/7. 

 

  • These services are confidential and offer a listening ear, advice and directions to link in with other services. 

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

 

Be kind to one another. 

 

The NZSAF Team

 

 

UPDATE - 17/08/2021

Kia ora,
 

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Bloomfield this evening, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 4 as of 11:59 pm Tuesday 17th of August for seven days in Auckland and Coromandel, and three days for the rest of the country. 
 

Under Alert Level 4, people are asked to stay home and limit their movement, maintain physical distancing of two metres and wear a face mask when moving outside.
 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting.  

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Next steps:
 

No students should access the campus at the current alert level.

For further updates, please continue to check your emails regularly, and follow us on Facebook and our website.

There are counselling tools available to you:

EAP Services: https://www.eapservices.co.nz

1731 Need to talk: This is a free text or call line available 24/7

 

We all are in this together, so let us please make sure that we are taking care of each other.

 

Stay Safe. Kia Kaha

 

Kind regards,

NZSAF TEAM


 

 

UPDATE - 02/08/2021

Media Release

 

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of the New Zealand School of Art and Fashion (NZSAF).  NZSAF was created with the merger of three individual schools in recent years, each enjoying a similar reputation for excellence in art and design training and education: 

 

  • Hungry Creek Art & Craft School, a crucible for arts and crafts in New Zealand since 1993,

  • Sewtec Fashion Academy (originally DAS Training), practical, providing hands-on training for the apparel industry, and

  • Peter Minturn Goldsmith School,  the biggest Trans-Tasman jewellery school, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology.

 

The Owner and Chairman of Whitecliffe, Feroz Ali says “There is an obvious alignment and synergies with Whitecliffe, which has its foundations in art and design education and training.  We are confident of a seamless integration that will provide the staff and students more opportunities including pathways to higher education, research, employment support, and access to additional resources.  The real win here however is the consolidation of a smaller PTE’s who will now join forces and share their expertise and experience with Whitecliffe to ultimately benefit all of our stakeholders.”

 

He goes on to say, “Whitecliffe now serves a much wider range of industries than in the past, and this will continue to expand as we seek to diversify our product portfolio to improve our relevancy and contribution to the Tertiary Education Strategy, as well as regional and national skill shortages.  As such, we are excited to welcome the NZSAF team to Whitecliffe, along with their students and their programmes of study.  We are also really excited to add yet another Bachelor’s degree to our growing portfolio of programmes at degree level and above with the Bachelor of Jewellery Design and Technology, the only degree of its kind in NZ.”

Thank you.

UPDATE - 17/02/2021

Dear Students and Staff,

 

Hope you have all stayed well and safe during the Alert Level 3 lockdown. Auckland will be moving to Alert level 2 from midnight.

In keeping with Government guidelines, all campuses will be reopening from Thursday, 18th February, 2021 (tomorrow). All the scheduled classes will resume on this date on campus.

 

Please continue to make use of the COVID-19 tracer app to record your visit at the campus each time you enter the campus, as well as all the other places you visit.

 

We strongly encourage you to follow the below given practices:

  • Maintain social distance in public, including when using public transport

  • If you're sick, stay home and get yourself tested immediately. Please also share with your Programme Leader a medical certificate for the same. 

  • 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

  • Use of face masks when on public transport will be compulsory

  • 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. You can find more information on effective hand-washing here: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/good-hygiene/hand-washing

  • You are following all the government guidelines at all times

 

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus.

 

Kia Kaha 

Kind regards,

NZSAF Team

UPDATE - 14/02/2021

Dear students,

 

As you must be aware, COVID-19 positive cases were discovered in Auckland. The NZ COVID-19 Alert Level for Auckland will be moved from Level 1 to Level 3 from February 14, 11:59 pm.

 

As per the latest Government advisory, Auckland will be on Alert Level 3. Based on this, NZSAF Campuses will remain closed. We await for further Government guidance before campuses can reopen.

 

Please continue to make use of the COVID-19 tracer app to record your visit at the campus each time you enter the campus, as well as all the other places you visit.

 

We strongly encourage you to follow the below-given practices:

  • Maintain social distance in public, including when using public transport

  • If you're sick, stay home and get yourself tested immediately. Please also share with your Programme Leader a medical certificate for the same. 

  • 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

  • We encourage you to make use of face masks when on public transport

  • 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. You can find more information on effective hand-washing here: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/good-hygiene/hand-washing

Please note that these actions are important for the maintenance of your own health as well as the health of others.

 

For further updates, please continue to check your emails regularly and follow us on Facebook and our website.

 

We all are in this together, so let us please make sure that we are taking care of each other.

Kind regards,

NZSAF TEAM

UPDATE - 28/02/2021

Dear students,

 

As you must be aware, COVID-19 positive cases were discovered in Auckland. The NZ COVID-19 Alert Level for Auckland is moved from Level 1 to Level 3 from February 28, 06:00am.

 

As per the latest Government advisory, Auckland will be on Alert Level 3. Based on this, NZSAF Campuses will remain closed. We await for further Government guidance before campuses can reopen.

 

Please continue to make use of the COVID-19 tracer app to record your visit at the campus each time you enter the campus, as well as all the other places you visit.

 

We strongly encourage you to follow the below given practices:

  • Maintain social distance in public, including when using public transport

  • If you're sick, stay home and get yourself tested immediately. Please also share with your Programme Leader a medical certificate for the same. 

  • 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

  • We encourage you to make use of face masks when on public transport

  • 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. You can find more information on effective hand-washing here: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/good-hygiene/hand-washing

 

Please note that these actions are important for the maintenance of your own health as well as the health of others.

 

For further updates, please continue to check your emails regularly and follow us on Facebook and our website.

 

We all are in this together, so let us please make sure that we are taking care of each other.

 

Stay Safe. Kia Kaha

 

Kind regards,

NZSAF TEAM

UPDATE - 30/08/2021

Kia ora,

 

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Bloomfield this afternoon, cabinet has made the decision that Auckland will remain at Level 4 for 2 weeks to be reviewed, Monday 13th September.  Based on waste water testing results in Northland due Tuesday, if all clear the Northland region may move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm Thursday 2 September.
 

The rest of New Zealand south of the Auckland boundary will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm Tuesday 31st August for a week with cabinet to announce further reviews. 

 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting.  

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

As we work through this together, there are people and agencies able to support you. Attached is the Covid 19 Community support contact card.  

 

Next steps:

 

Alert Level 4: Auckland and Northland

 

  • No students should access the campus at Alert Levels 4

  • People are asked to stay home and limit their movement, maintain physical distancing of two metres and wear a face mask when moving outside

 

 

Alert Level 3: rest of New Zealand South of the Auckland boundary

 

  • No students should access the campus at Alert Levels 3

  • People are instructed to stay home in their bubble other than for essential personal movement

  • Physical distancing of 2m outside home, or 1m in controlled environments 

  • Wearing a face covering is mandatory on public transport and at essential services, businesses and where physical distancing is not possible

 

 

Please reach out to your Programme Leaders, and Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

 

He waka eke noa, we are all in this together. 
 

NZSAF Team
 

 

UPDATE - 13/09/2021

Kia ora,

 

Following an update received from Prime Minister Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Bloomfield this afternoon, cabinet has made the decision that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 until 11:59pm Tuesday 21st September with the rest of New Zealand remaining at Alert Level 2, until further review updates are announced next Monday 20th September.

 

Prime Minister Ardern mentioned that in principle Cabinet would like to move Auckland to Alert Level 3 next week based on favourable review updates.

 

NZSAF will continue to follow the precautionary measures and required Government protocols to safeguard the health of both our staff and students whilst New Zealand maintains the current alert level setting.  

We will consider small classes (in controlled bubbles of 10 or less students) in areas where remote study is not possible.  However, this will only be considered in extreme circumstances where further delays may impact graduation deadlines.  Your Programme Leaders, and Lecturers will update you as we make preparations for level 3 over the coming week.

 

For more information around what the Covid-19 Alert Levels mean, please head to the Government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19/alert-system/  

 

Please reach out to your Heads of Schools, Programme Leaders, and Lecturers if you have any further questions.  

 

The NZSAF Leadership team is working closely together and are monitoring the situation to provide timely updates as required.   

 

He waka eke noa, we are all in this together. 

NZSAF Team
 

 

UPDATE - 12/08/2020

Dear Students and Staff,

 

As you all must be aware - Based on the announcement from the Ministry of Health, Auckland is on Alert Level 3. Please note that all NZSAF campuses will remain closed for the rest of the week.
 
As the situation evolves over the next few days, we will advise the next steps including the delivery of online classes where feasible.
 

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 and NZSAF email. 

 

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.

 

Stay safe and please take all measure to keep the people around you safe. 

Kind regards,

NZSAF Management

UPDATE - 14/05/2020

Dear Students,

 

Kia Ora!

 

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:


https://covid19.govt.nz/individuals-and-households/health-and-wellbeing/looking-after-your-mental-wellbeing/
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirushttps://covid19.govt.nz/

 

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. 

 

Thank you,

 

Kind regards,

 

 

NZSAF Management

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 - 

1. British Museum, London

2. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

3. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC 

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 -

 

  1. In light of the current situation, NZSAF is bringing the school holidays forward.

  2. The Bachelors in Jewellery Design and Technology classes will continue online through Microsoft Teams. Students must check their emails for details. 

  3. All our campuses (Epsom, New Lynn and Manukau) will be completely shut down and will not be accessible to anyone.

  4. 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.

  5. Students must check their emails regularly for updates from the school. 

  6. 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.