Kia ora SAE students

This morning, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Cabinet met to review our COVID-19 Alert Levels. Given the reduction of community transmission, with no community cases now for 10 days, they have decided that Auckland can return to Alert Level 1. This shift will take effect at midnight, Wednesday 7 Oct.

This is great news! It means that we can fully return all staff and students to campus. 

Look out on your Slack channels, and via your Axis timetable, to see where your classes will be located from Thursday onwards.

 As you return to campus, please maintain your vigilance and care. These are all safety protocols we are now well versed in, and include:

  • scan in daily through the COVID tracing app or manual entry

  • maintain good hand hygiene

  • cough/sneeze into your elbow

  • you are encouraged to wear a face mask when in close proximity to others including on public transport

  • stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention, including a COVID test, if needed

I want to also take this moment to acknowledge what a tough year it has been. 2020 has been stressful and challenging – truly a year like no other. But your resilience throughout, your sense of community and care, your understanding and respectfulness has been a joy to watch. Our SAE community has never been stronger. Thank you. 

If, at any point you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email or Slack. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all on campus from Thursday.

Ngā mihi nui,


Campus Director