Hagley College welcomes refugee background and migrant learners to Christchurch.

We work together with other schools and organisations to help you learn English and receive the help you need to successfully integrate into New Zealand life. Whether you are a child, young person or adult, we can give you information about schools and services across the Canterbury region. As well as learning English, you can come to Hagley to meet people, find someone who speaks your language and make links with organisations related to Health, Housing and so on.

Living happily in Christchurch means participating in your community, gaining skills and qualifications, and finding a job. Using English, as well as your own language, will help you feel confident, healthy and that you belong.

Hagley College is a place for all people of all communities to come together and learn. We welcome you, your language and culture. We thank you for your contribution to enriching our College and communities in Christchurch.


Staying safe at school during Level 1

Under Level 1, we’re asking everyone – staff, students, our school whānau and community – to be responsible for safe hygiene practices at school. We all need to see safety as a package of practices, not just one thing.

The first practice is about safe attendance: only students and staff who are well should be at Hagley. We’ll be monitoring this closely at the beginning of the school day and at the start of classes.

The practices during the school day we’re continuing to ask everyone to use are:

  • using hand sanitiser and wipes regularly throughout the school day, particularly when finishing with shared equipment, or when entering or leaving a classroom.
  • following other good hygiene practices (coughing into your elbow, handwashing for at least 20 seconds and drying)
  • using contactless greetings such as a smile and a wave.
  • staying out of the ‘breath zone’ of others both during class time and breaks.

Hagley will continue to be doing a lot as well to support what everyone’s doing individually. Extra cleaning is happening during the school day to clean toilets and other shared spaces, including table surfaces, hand rails and door handles.  Contact tracing will be available via our school attendance system for students and staff, should the need arise.

  • All visitors to the school must sign in at reception and scan in via the COVID Tracer QR code posters prominently displayed.

Ngā mihi

Mike Fowler
Hagley College


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