NCEA Japanese Day Dance-Off Largest Ever

Over 400 students and teachers from UC and 16 Waitaha Canterbury high schools attended the 2019 NCEA Japanese workshop.

During this year’s event, students and staff took part in creating a unique video project that can be considered Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest group dance by Japanese learners.

Dancing collaboratively to a Japanese pop song is a great way to connect Waitaha Canterbury’s young and enthusiastic learners of Japanese while creating a sense of belonging to a Japanese learning community.

Check out the amazing job they did here>

Take a look around Haere-roa: The home stretch

This week, UCSA’s Education Representative Charlotte Merrall takes us for a look around Haere-roa, the new student building, to see how construction’s going. The project is incredibly close to the finishing line now. The UCSA Team move their office equipment into the building on 5th July, and they’ll be operating out of the space soon after. By the time students are back on campus, they’ll be able to pop over and check it all out.

For more information about Haere-roa, visit the UCSA’s website.


Take a look around Haere-roa: Club facilities

This week, UCSA’s Post-Graduate Representative, Katie Mills, takes us for a look at some of the great club facilities in the new student building Haere-roa. Inside, you’ll find a club meeting room, printing facilities, and lots of bookable event spaces. Over the coming weeks, we’ll also take a peek inside the Ngaio Marsh Theatre, which will be another amazing club facility for shows, balls and other events.