Orientation Programme

Welcome to Auckland Foundation Year! We look forward to meeting our new students during the orientation day at the beginning of each intake. The day has been designed to give you all relevant information you need before the term starts. It is also a great opportunity to meet our teachers and staff and get to know other students.

Please bring your passport and offer letter with you on the day.

Friday 13 April 2018, Taylors College, 75 Karangahape Road

Time 8.30 am - 12.00 pm 

At Reception

  • 08.30 - 09.00 am: Students arrive at Taylors College and be taken to room 4.15

On Level 4 in room 4.15:

  • 08.30 am: Registration
    • Passport, Visa and Insurance Check
    • Registration forms
    • Contact details
    • Health and other information
    • Student ID photo

    With staff:

    • Bakhrom Majidov – Student Services Manager
    • Coco Lu - Student Advisor
    • Haruyo Kobayashi – Student Welfare & Attendance Officer
    • Lawrence Xu-Nan – Student Welfare Officer
    • Angela Zhao – Accommodation Coordinator
  • 09.15 am: IT information

    With staff:
    • Fraser Dixon - IT Manager
  • 09.30 am: General school and Student Welfare information

    With staff:
    • Margaret Chen - Student Welfare Manager
  • 10.00 am: Morning tea

    For students and available staff
  • 10.15 am: Welcome from the Principal

    With staff:
    • Lindsay Spedding
  • 10.30 am: Introduction to AFY programme

    With staff:
    • Ted Dawe - Director of Studies
    • Miriam Bissett – Tertiary Counsellor
  • 11.00 am: Explanations of the subjects, and the university courses/careers these might lead on to. This is also a chance to meet AFY Teachers. 

    With staff:
    • English: Zohra Trinder
    • Maths A: Steve Morgan
    • Maths B: Jenny Cheng
    • ICT: Bill Curley
    • Economics: Shaneel Sami
    • Accounting: Renuka Prasad
    • Chemistry: Celine Tan
    • Biology: Anju Sattyam
    • Physics: Suman Rampal
    • Art: Jane Ridall
    • Classical Studies: Abigail Dawson
    • Geography: Rachael Cowie, Shane Blakebrough
  • 11.30 am: Students meet with mentor teacher Celine Tan and receive: timetable and tour of the College

Students will return on Monday 16 April to class according to your timetable

And your teachers will assist you to:

  • Purchase course books
  • Hire lockers (not compulsory) - $30 for the year (Padlock included) and $15 refundable at the end of the course.