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NZSE College moves to a new waahi ako.

July 23, 2021

The New Zealand School of Education, trading as New Zealand Skills and Education College (NZSE College), has opened its purpose-built waahi ako in Manukau, enabling it to deliver its education programmes in a more flexible, smart and supported environment for students and staff.

The waahi ako was blessed on July 20 before its official opening at 20A Amersham Way.

Chief Executive Wendy Liao says it is a major relocation for the well-established institute and one all staff have been looking forward to. “Looking back, the Covid lockdowns were particularly hard on many PTE’s (Private Tertiary Education providers) seeing several of them shrink or close. However, NZSE weathered the pandemic better than many and grew its South Auckland roll.”

Ms Liao says its success can be put down to the incredibly dedicated kaiako and the student support services delivered during that time. “We recognised that NZSE needed to make sure that it was delivering learning experiences in great environments and so this new location was purposefully chosen to deliver on that front.”

The purpose-built and fully refurbished site encompasses two independent learning locations, with a large, accessible ground-level and two substantial floors located in the main tower offering amazing views of the Manukau area.

She says the new waahi ako spaces are based around flexible learning and offer students areas where they can be both supported, engaged, and comfortable.

Founder of New Zealand Skills and Education Group (NZSEG) Brijesh Sethi was also aware of the student benefits. “We have made a conscious plan for enabling our students and kaiako to have spaces that are fit-for-purpose and central to their learning and teaching needs. This new waahi ako is an incredibly positive next step for us as a School.”

The new whare offers large learning spaces that can be used independently or opened up to cater for large groups. The technology available to students, staff and teachers is first class with gesture-enabled projectors and high-speed fibre Wi-Fi across the site.

The new waahi ako was officially opened and blessed by our local Iwi Kaumātua Wiremu from Te Whanau o Raukura o Tainui who supported us in our kaupapa and purpose on Tuesday July 20.

New Zealand Skills and Education College is part of the New Zealand Skills and Education Group.

Every year, ATC holds an annual competition where all students from our three campuses: Manukau, Waikato, and Waitakere, come together to compete for the top honours within ATC.

The ATC Terminator Challenge is designed to be fun and exciting, whilst also testing the physical, mental, and strategic potential of our students to achieve success as a team. It has been two long years on hold, but the challenge makes its 2022 comeback with drill and circuit challenges, endurance sports, team work strategy, tug-of-war and so much more.

This year we will hold our ATC Terminator Event on Thursday 27th October 2022 at:

  • Parade and drill competition: Shadbolt Park - Suburbs Rugby Club, 130 Portage Rd, New Lynn,
  • Terminator physical challenge: Motu Moana Scout Camp, 140 Connaught St, Blockhouse Bay

You are invited!

A terminator challenge is an event the whole family can enjoy.
Bring your whanau, tell your neighbour, iwi, communities. Share it on social media!
Support one another, celebrate victories, and connect with friends on this day of exciting challenges.

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