Friday, November 18, 2016

Whitireia Porirua Library is closed until further notice!

Whitireia Porirua Library is closed until further notice!
 
Students and staff can access library services from the Porirua Public Library.  
Some of the Whitireia library staff will available at the Porirua Public Library to assist you.  They will be available during the Porirua Public Library Opening hours and potential some weekend hours depending on demand.
 
You can return print materials to the Student Hub or any SMART Library.  Please do not return items to the returns bin in the library as we cannot access them.
 
Students and staff can access the WelTec Petone library, computers and study spaces.  There will also be a Whitireia library staff member and learning advisor present on the WelTec Petone Campus to help staff and students.  This will happen from Monday 21st November.
 
All electronic resources are still available – please access the library staff via email (library@whitireia.ac.nz), at the Porirua Public Library or from the Student Hub for assistance with accessing electronic resources.
 
The Student Hub and other spaces are being made available for students to use. Keep checking the Whitireia website and on Facebook for updates.

Staff and students are reminded that confidential support is available by contacting Vitae on 0508 664 981.

Thanks for your patience and take care of each other,
Rachel

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Update for 17/11/16

Campus status for tomorrow, Thursday, 17 November
The following campuses are open for staff and students: Kāpiti campus, Performance Centre and the Film School.
Tomorrow is a staff only day at the Porirua campus, Industry Training Centre (Mohuia Crescent), Wellington campus (Dixon Street) and the Learning Shop. There are some strict cordons in place around the library at the Porirua campus which must be adhered to.
All campuses will be open for both staff and students on Friday, 18 November.
For Porirua students, unless specifically contacted by your programme manager, classes resume on Monday 21 November. Confirmation of teaching timetables for the remainder of the week will be advised, there may be variations. More information will be available as soon as possible.
For Faculty of Health students, all activities for the rest of this week have been cancelled, including the BN and BNP celebrations (which will hopefully be rescheduled to next week). This week’s exam timetable will be transferred to next week.
Keep checking the Whitireia website and on Facebook for updates.
Staff and students are reminded that confidential support is available by contacting Vitae on 0508 664 981.

Wed 16/11/16 update - some campuses open

Campus status for today - Wednesday, 16 November
The following campuses are open today for staff and students: Kāpiti campus, Performance Centre and the Film School.
The Porirua campus, Industry Training Centre (Mohuia Crescent) and Wellington campus (Dixon Street) will remain closed today for cleaning, some minor maintenance and/or checking of IT equipment, but will be open to staff and students on Thursday, 17 November.

Confirmation of teaching timetables for the remainder of the week will be advised, there may be variations. More information will be available as soon as possible.
For Faculty of Health students, all activities for the rest of this week have been cancelled, including the BN and BNP celebrations (which will hopefully be rescheduled to next week). This week’s exam timetable will be transferred to next week.
Keep checking the Whitireia website and here on Facebook for updates.
Staff and students are reminded that confidential support is available by contacting Vitae on 0508 664 981.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Earthquake and storm update 15/11/2016

This is to advise that we are making progress on reinstating services and campuses following the recent earthquakes. 
 
Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, a number of inspections have been delayed.  The Porirua Whitireia campus (including Mohuia) and Petone WelTec campus (including J Block) remain closed as we await inspections by engineers.  We hope these will be completed tomorrow.
 
The following campuses will be open to staff and students with most services available tomorrow Wednesday 16 November:
  1. WelTec School of Hospitality 52 Cuba Street Campus
  2. NZ Film and Television School Vivian Street Wellington
  3. Whitireia Kāpiti Campus at Paraparaumu
  4. Whitireia Performance Centre, Vivian Street

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Here's a link to news about recent weather drama. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Porirua campus library closed due to earthquake damage 14/11/2016

This is to advise that all Wellington region campuses will be closed today to allow for damage assessment to be carried out and power/ICT services restored where necessary.  
This includes CBD campuses, Porirua and Kāpiti.
 
All classes are cancelled and only essential staff (Campus Services etc) are required on campus.  
The website and facebook will be updated accordingly, but please use other methods to advise colleagues and students if possible.

Here's a link to stuff article about it.

The library will be closed until further notice


Take care of yourselves and others.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Stress Less Study Week

Next week D037 at the Whitireia Porirua campus will be open for you to take a break from study between 9am and 4pm and: Colour in / Build with Lego / Play a game / Paint a picture

There will be fresh fruit available and BBQ lunch at 12pm daily.

Other activities also available such as Tai Chi at 12:30 Thursday and
SPCA visiting with puppies and kittens on Wednesday from 12-1pm.