Welcome to Student Information. Here you will find all the things you need to know as a Seafield student from your first day at orientation to learning resources, student support, health and safety and where to go if you need help.
At orientation you will be warmly welcomed to our Campus by our team who will help and support you to settle in. Your well-being is our priority and we endeavour to make your experience with us the best it can be. Orientation includes activity based and team building sessions to help enable you to develop familiarity and engagement with Seafield School of English and with your fellow students.
During orientation, you will meet your tutor and Director of Studies who will provide you with course related details (requirements, content, timetable, term breaks etc). We welcome guardians of our Under 18 students to the Orientation.
Seafield School of English has a dedicated Student Support Team to assist students and advocate on their behalf. We want you to get the most out of your Seafield experience. From arranging accommodation to meeting you on your first day and giving practical advice, our friendly, approachable Student Support team will support you and make sure you feel part of the Seafield family.
Seafield School of English encourages and promotes the development of flexible modes of teaching and learning, the use of new learning technologies and computer assisted learning management systems. Some features are:
Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and learning platform that combines persistent chat, video online classes, file storage, and application integration.
Assessment is used to determine whether you have met the learning outcomes of your course/unitstandard requirements as well as graduate outcomes of your programme.
Real Time Assessment means that assessments are taken online and results and feedback will be given electronically.
When it comes to pursuing educational goals, location is no longer an obstacle. Some of our programmes may have blended and online delivery. Online delivery allows our students the flexibility to learn when and where it’s convenient to them. Students will experience a sense of community while participating in our online qualification. Our learning management system enables students to engage and interact with tutors and fellow students and share learning experiences. Online delivery, while providing flexibility, also demands a high level of personal discipline in order to ensure that the course material and interactions with tutors and other students occur to the level required.
Blended Delivery combines both online and face to face learning. Students have a mix of classroom experiences where they work directly with their tutor and online instructions. The online learning hours are not timetabled but are part of the programme delivery. Blended delivery requires students to have reliable internet access and a laptop or computer.
BYOD transforms students’ experience of learning by enabling them to use their own devices to access learning materials and resources 24/7 on any campus and from home or any other place where they can connect to the internet. The Seafield campus with their dedicated premium fibre optic internet connections is designed to support student learning through the use of students’ own devices. Not all programmes at Seafield require students to bring their own devices. Students will be advised at enrolment if the programme they are studying has a BYOD requirement.
For more information, please refer to your Student Handbook here or contact the Student Support Team.
Students can request/book one-on-one tutorials with their tutor/teacher where they can get tailored support/advice.
Often, Seafield School of English will run extra workshops to help students in different areas outside of school, these can include; Employment Workshops, Grammar Workshops, Communication Workshops, Social Events.
Seafield School of English promotes an environment that is safe and healthy for all students and staff. If you have an accident, incident, or near miss, please speak to the Front Office at your campus to let them know.
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services in New Zealand. If you need medical treatment while you’re here, you may be liable for the full cost. Find out more about entitlements to publicly funded health services on the Ministry of Health website.
International students are required by the conditions of their student visa and by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students to have appropriate and comprehensive medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. We recommend the Southern Cross International Student Insurance Policy Southern Cross International Student Insurance policy, and can arrange cover for you for the duration of your visa. For more details, check out Southern Cross. Seafield staff may assist with making claims or pointing you in the right direction for seeking medical treatment in New Zealand.
All of our campuses are now Smoke-Free. We care for the well-being of all Seafield staff, students and visitors and encourage others to help make NZ Smokefree by 2025. This long-term goal implemented by the NZ Government looks at reducing smoking prevalence and tobacco availability to minimal levels.
If you see any hazards or potential hazards around your campus, please report it to the Front Office. Hazards will be addressed to ensure safety for everyone on campus.
If you have an accident, near miss or injury, please report it to the Front Office at your campus. Staff will provide First Aid care and the accident will be recorded in the accident register. In the case of fire or other emergencies:
• Remain calm
• Follow staff instructions
• Go to the nearest emergency exit
• Wait at your campus's emergency meeting point
Lifeline Aotearoa's telephone counselling service provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week counselling and support. Call 0800 543 354 to speak with someone who can help.
Civil Defence are the people who help prepare for and respond to emergencies like major fires, floods, extreme weather, an earthquake or tsunami. Their website has important information on how to get ready for an emergency - Civil Defence
Use this directory to locate and contact support for services relating to addiction, basic needs, disaster recovery, education and training, employment, ethnic services, family violence, health, mentors, legal and civil services, mental health, parenting and caregiving, special needs and disability, youth services and ISO capability.
Family Services Directory
There may be a time when you need Healthcare and/or Dental Care in New Zealand and there are plenty options available. Talk to your Student Support Team about where to find the best practices to suit your needs and requirements. We may also be able to help with insurance options to help with your circumstances.
Information on how to access your GP can be found here: Auckland District Health website, Hamilton District Health website.
Looking after your mental well-being is crucial. If you're feeling unwell, please get in touch with one of our Student Support staff. For more information and help regarding mental health services, click here.
If you’re experiencing online bullying, abuse or harassment based on your colour, race, ethnicity or nationality, we have a free and confidential service to help. Find out more information here.
Even if you've driven in other countries, it's important to understand the New Zealand driving rules before getting behind the wheel. Some of our roads are narrow and have loose gravel. Knowing the correct rules and taking extra precautions when driving may save your life. Learn more about driving safely here.
In New Zealand, we take sun safety very seriously. It's important to be sun smart when outdoors to protect your skin and eyes from the sun's damaging rays (UV radiation). Learn more about sun safety in New Zealand here.
New Zealand is home to plenty of water based activities, whether that be at home, at the pool, on the beach or by a river. When it comes to water, its important to know how to stay safe. Learn more about water safety here.
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website.
Today's employers and businesses look for job ready individuals who can communicate, creatively problem-solve and put their learned knowledge into action quickly and responsibly. We are committed to helping you future proof your career journey and ensure you can transition in today's world with the job ready skills and experience employers are looking for. Our team vision is to support you in unlocking your career potential. We do this by helping you navigate your education and career journey through:
Unlock Your Career Potential on Canvas is an Interactive Careers Hub aimed at helping you develop your career competencies and keep up to date with labour market and industry trends.
Interactive modules covering:
• Setting career goals
• Building your CV
• Preparing for interviews
• Developing a job searching strategy
Regular updates to help you navigate your career development.
Use the helpful guides below to assist you with creating CV's and cover letters as well as interview tips to aid with your job hunt. You can also check out this CV Builder here from careers.govt.nz.
Seafield has agreed to observe and be bound by the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 which provides the framework to support the wellbeing and safety of domestic and international students. The code makes clear that creating an environment that supports learning and wellbeing is a shared responsibility between tertiary providers, students, whānau and the wider community.
To learn more about the Code visit: https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/tertiary-and-international-learners-code
What is self -review?
This is an ongoing process to compare NZSE College’s performance to the expectations of the Code. The aim is to identify strengths and areas of improvement so that actual, worthwhile changes can be made to our systems and practice.
What is attestation?
This is a declaration made annually by NZSE College to NZQA that a self-review has been undertaken of the learners’ well-being and safety practices under the Code.The Executive Summary for Self-Review 2023 can be found here