Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngāhere.
Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao.
The bird that feasts of the miro berry, belongs to the forest.
The bird that draws sustenance from knowledge, belongs to the world.
Our new students are about to embark on their own unique study journey with us. It’s an exciting time and our aim is to support them every step of the way – starting with Orientation Week.
We want to get our students Whitireia-ready so they can hit the ground running from their first day. We offer a number of fun and engaging workshops, activities and events to prepare our new students for study, giving them the required information, knowledge and tools to succeed.
Following official pōwhiri on Monday 15 February at our Porirua, Kāpiti and Wellington campuses, as well as the Whitireia Performance Centre, Orientation Week will kick off with the Whitireia Festival at the Porirua campus. The event is three hours of full-on fun, with local businesses, community groups, healthcare organisations and Whitireia Student Support Services on-hand. Students will be able to take a campus tour, enjoy great food, prizes, giveaways, music and lots more.
Over the rest of the week, a series of workshops, activities and events will be held across all of our campuses to inform, inspire and invigorate our newbies.
Below is a link to our Orientation Booklet, which has all the information students need to know. Inside are tips on what to expect, and information on the workshops, activities and events.