COVID-19 UPDATE 18 March 2020

 COVID-19 UPDATE 18 March 2020

In light of government advice about social distancing, we have reviewed our response and today announce further proactive steps to help slow the spread of the virus. While there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases at our campus, SAE Auckland is investigating ways in which we can move to full or partial online delivery if needed. As a result, we are immediately implementing the following:

1 week pause for all teaching and learning

SAE Auckland is pausing all teaching for one week, as of Monday 23 March. This will allow faculty time to prepare for online teaching so that students have the flexibility to continue their studies remotely if required.

This means, there will be NO CLASSES next week, from Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March.

We will then recommence teaching on Monday 30 March. For most of you, this will be the commencement of your second course. We will advise closer to the time how that teaching will occur, whether it will be fully or partly online.

New trimester break dates

As a result, your Trimester 1 break will be shortened to one week. It was previously scheduled to occur from Monday 4 May to Monday 18 May. Trimester 1 break will now be one week in length, and instead occur from Monday 11 May to Monday 18 May.

Student IT survey

In an effort to determine what equipment students have at home to support online learning, we are undertaking a quick survey. Please complete the following survey by no later than next Wednesday 25 March and earlier if possible.

We understand this is a stressful time for staff, students and their families. We will continue working hard to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community, support students to continue their studies, look after our staff and protect the future of our campus.

As this situation is ever-changing, I encourage you to follow our Facebook page and regularly check your SAE Auckland email for any updates. This website will also be updated regularly with any developments. 

Take care everyone. Stay safe, well and enjoy your one week away from classes while we plan your upcoming courses.

Ngā mihi nui,