2011/2/27


昨日、クライストチャーチにいるチャイニーズ・マレーシアン(中国系マレーシア人)の友人とスカイプ・チャットをしました。
彼のお父さんは、クライストチャーチ市内東部と南島南部ティマルでホテルとレストランを経営しています。彼は、今日、食事が出来ない人たちのために食事をポリテクニックに届けるそうです。彼曰く、「こんな時には当然の行為」と。
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2011/2/27


ただ今、大学からも情報が入りましたので、お伝えします。

1930hrs(現地時間)  27th February 2011


Message from the Vice-Chancellor


As we come to the end of the first weekend following the 22nd February Earthquake/Aftershock, it is timely to reflect on the past five days and let you know what’s happening in the coming week.

All of us in Christchurch have experienced a major shock, both physically and emotionally. We cannot at this stage overestimate the impact on our students and staff and need to be mindful that the effects on individuals vary according to their experience. People have suffered the loss of family and friends. Others are experiencing the devastation of their homes and physical hardships of no power, water or sewerage. Our thoughts are with all of our community at this time.

This situation calls for balance and the exercise of careful judgement. We need to collect the right information and apply it to our decision making in a way that makes sense and is timely. It’s important to bear in mind the over-arching requirements of health and safety. We need to consider the need for the University to support and work in collaboration with the wider community. We also need to move as quickly as possible to provide a sense of certainty to our students and staff as to next steps and the planned and progressive re-start of the University. UC is committed to delivering a quality full-year academic programme of teaching in 2011, even if there are adjustments to timetables, programmes and learning delivery options

During the weekend we have been working on our three key requirements:

1. Buildings. We will ensure that before opening access to University buildings, initial checks have been completed and we are working through to full compliance sign off as quickly as possible. Nevertheless it may be weeks before some buildings can be re-occupied.


2. Teaching and research programmes. We are working on how to re-structure our teaching and research programmes and will provide some further information this week.


3. Student and Staff Support. Arrangements, including an online registration form, are in place for students and staff to have high priority personal items retrieved. NZi3 is the front door to the campus and the place for information, registration and pick up on campus. Further investigation is underway regarding counselling options. Information on these will be provided early this week. The “Big Top” facility is now open for students on the UCSA carpark from 9am to 5pm daily.

Key dates announced so far


1. 28th February From 9am all Study Abroad students are asked to contact Student Services regarding options

EITHER Email: liaison@canterbury.ac.nz OR Visit NZi3 Creyke Rd from between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday and seek a Liaison Team member.


2. 28th February, 6pm We expect to communicate some options for international full fee paying students.


3. 2nd March, 6pm. We expect to be able to communicate options for Bridging students, English language students, domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students (both international and domestic) across all colleges, including the College of Education.


4. By 6th March, 6pm. We expect to provide some information on fees.

The Senior Management Team and I are firmly committed to doing the best we can to progress the necessary decisions, while balancing the needs of our students, staff and the city. We are determined to deliver a quality programme of teaching and research in 2011. This week we will share with the broader UC community in more detail how we propose to move to a progressive re-start of the university, and seek input as to how these plans can best be operationalised.

What is clear is that the progressive re-start of delivery of UC programmes which we are envisaging will be more complicated than simply announcing that the entire campus is open or closed. However, to delay the start of some programmes in order to have all commence on the same date would not be in the best interests of students or staff.

In the meantime, my thoughts are with all of you. Please check in to www.canterbury.ac.nz for further information and updates.



Rod Carr

Vice-Chancellor

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2011/2/27


先ほど、あらたにMiddelto Grage Schoolより今後の予定の一部が連絡されてきました。

要約は、
−学校の設備(校舎等)に損傷の跡は無い
−前回伝えた「特別プログラム」は下記内容にて実施するが、先生の確保等からYear10
 からYear13(日本で言うと、中学3年生から高校3年生)対象にて実施
−費用は無料
−参加希望者は、学校宛に連絡をすること
−プログラム:3月1日 9時30分〜12時30分 オリエンテーション(地震情報の報告等)
       3月2日 9時30分〜12時   英語授業(学年別)
           午後1時〜3時30分  英語授業
       3月3日 終日、ハンマースプリングスに小旅行
       3月4日 9時30分〜12時   英語授業
           午後1時〜3時30分  英語授業
*特別プログラムは私服着用にて

=地震後の学校の写真=

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メイン・ビルディング
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奥の古い建物は、Middleton Grange Schoolの初代建物。右の建物は最近完成した演劇・ダンス・音楽用校舎
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留学生部建物

Dear Parents, Care-givers and AgentsFurther to my email this morning, I am pleased to provide some detailsregarding the English Tutorial Programme this week. We are keen to resumeworking with our students and therefore,
I would ask that you note carefullythe following:
1. The programme is at no additional cost for students.
2. Due to limited staffing, we can offer this programme for Year 10-13students
this week and it will not be a full-time programme. (see detailsbelow)
3. The programme is completely optional but students are strongly encouraged to
participate if they are in a position to do so. We will not be covering the
English they do in the normal school programme. Students will be grouped
according to English competency.
4. Students must bring their own drinking water and food for snacks.
5. Tidy mufti may be worn 6. The programme outline is (this could be changed
after numbers are knownon Tuesday):
Tuesday 1 March: 9.30 am-12.30 pm: Registration, Earthquake debrief,
English activity (all Year 10-13 pupils)
Wednesday 2 March: 9.30-12.00: English class (Year group to be advised)
1.00- 3.30: English class (Year group to beadvised)
Thursday 3 March: Day trip to Hanmer Springs (Group activities, pools,lunch
etc) (all year 10-13 pupils)
Friday 4 March: 9.30-12.00: English class (Year group to be advised)
1.00- 3.30: English class (Year group to beadvised)
If the student in your care is intending to come to this programme, please email
by return. You can also phone 341 4054 on Monday 28 Feb to register. I have also
attached some photos of our school taken last week after theearthquake. We are
very thankful that there was no damage and that we canresume classes as soon as
we are allowed to. Please also note that MiddletonGrange International College
has advised The Ministry of Education and StudyChristchurch that we are prepared
to assist other schools that cannot openshortly by offering temporary places for
International students who need torelocate schools for a period of time.
Thank you once again for your support and care On behalf of the Middleton Grange
International team...
Greg Scott
Director
Middleton Grange International College
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2011/2/27


先ほども書きましたニュージーランドのテレビ局TV3のホームページから動画のニュースを見ることが出来ます。
今チェックしたところ、大変な地震後の頑張っているクライストチャーチ市民の様子が見れました。
皆様もご覧いただければ、ニュージーランド人の底力、元気を感じることが出来るのではないでしょうか。
高校生を初め多くの方がボランティアで路上の泥を掃除している姿も見ることが出来ます。
是非、ご覧ください。
http://www.3news.co.nz/Where-were-you-for-the-Christchurch-quake/tabid/309/articleID/200043/Default.aspx
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2011/2/27


昨日、カンタベリー大学に入学したRO君が高校の卒業式に出席するために一時帰国した。
今回の地震を体験した広島の生徒・学生では最初の帰国ではないかと思われるので、新聞社2社も取材を学校経由で申し入れ、取材しました。
RO君は、地震のショックはあるのでしょうが、笑顔で広島駅に到着し、先生の出迎えを受けて早速取材をされました。
彼は、地震があった時間、大学の食堂で昼食をしており、地鳴りとともに横揺れ、縦揺れの地震が来たそうです。ただ、学校のガラスが割れることもなく、全員が校庭に避難し、1時間ぐらいそこで待機し、他の学生が帰宅し始めたので、彼も帰宅したそうです。家に着いた時には、電気が止まっていたそうですが、夜の8時には電気も通じ、また家も被害が無かったのでそのまま家で一昨日まで過ごしていたそうです。彼の部屋で地震により倒れたのは、写真立てだけ。帰国するまでに一度スーパーに買い物に行ったところ、スーパーに入るのに長蛇の列が出来ており、びっくりしたようです。
何しろ、無事な姿をみてあらためて安心しました。
3月8日からの授業再開に向け、来週再度NZへ渡航します。
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先生との再会で笑顔を見せるRO君
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しっかり取材を受けました

*本日、NZのテレビ局「TV3」のホームページを見ていて、市の中心部にある(大聖堂から徒歩5分ぐらい)前面ガラス張りのアートギャラリー(美術館)のガラスが割れていない写真を見ました。あれぐらいの距離で・・・と言う思いで見ました。
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クライストチャーチ市長のインタビューの後に見えるのが美術館です
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2011/2/27


先ほど、当社の生徒が多く通うMiddleton Grange Schoolよりメールが入りました。
要約しますと、
−専門家にチェックしてもらったところ、学校の校舎等設備には損傷は無い。
−教育省は、学校内部だけでなく、学校までの通学路を考慮し、最終決定を下し指示を出すので、それを待ち、学校を再開させる。
−留学生のための「特別英語コース」を3月1日(火曜日)から学校のセミナーハウスにて開始する。このコースでは、無償で温泉地「ハンマースプリングス」への小旅行も含みます。(クライストチャーチから1時間30分のところに位置する)

Dear Parents and Care-Givers
Greetings from Middleton Grange. Once again, the school and city community is coming together in wonderful ways to ensure that we look after those in need around us. The people of Christchurch show an amazing determination to continue their lives here and this is inspiring.
Here are some important things to note and some good news:
1.We have checked carefully the wellbeing of all International students and I am pleased to note that they continue to be in safe homes and well cared for. Thank you to those of you who are guardians for your love and support for them.

2.The school has been inspected by engineers and has no structural problems and no damage.

3.The Ministry of Education have indicated that schools will remain closed tomorrow (Monday) and this is likely to be for the rest of this week. While our school is OK, the government must consider the needs of schools across the city, including transport and other services.

4.International College English Tutorial Programme – from Tuesday 1 March
The International College is pleased to offer an optional English programme for our students until our school opens for regular classes. This will commence on Tuesday 1 March and the location will be the International College House (adjacent to the school at 68 Suva Street). This property owned by the Christian Schools Trust has been fully checked by an engineer and has power, water and sewerage. A timetable for this programme will be distributed by email later today but we are also planning for a day trip to Hanmer Springs (1.5 hours north of Christchurch). There will be NO additional cost for this programme.

Finally, if you would like to speak to someone regarding our students, do not hesitate to contact us.
Greg Scott – 021 2422868, David Gillon – 021 0333688, or Colleen Steyn – 021 258656
Greg Scott

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