Updates for the AGI Community During the
COVID- 19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
AGI Management is committed to ensuring the well-being and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Zealand and the rest of the world, we have created this space for our community to access the latest news and updates regarding the outbreak.
This page will be updated with the most recent community-wide messages as they are announced by the government. If you have any questions about the COVID-19 situation, please feel free to contact the Student Welfare Officer, Programme Leader, Administrator or Chief Operating Officer.
If you or anyone you know develops any symptoms please contact the Healthline (0800 358 5453) right away and update the Student Welfare Officer.
UPDATE - Wednesday, 12th August 2020
Dear Students and Staff,
Hope you have all stayed well and safe during the Alert Level 3 lockdown. Auckland will be moving to Alert level 2 at midnight 31st August. In keeping with Government guidelines, all AGI campuses will be reopening from Monday, 31st August 2020. All the classes will resume on this date.
All Government guidelines under Alert Level 2, will be followed. We urge you to do the same. There are new rules in place this time, under Alert level 2, Including mandatory wearing of masks while using public transport.
Please ensure that you are following this.
In your AGI email, you might have received an email where you can find the guidance received from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). We advise you to read and follow the same.
Campuses will be thoroughly cleaned before we recommence classes from Monday (31st August 2020).
A QR code will be placed at the Reception. Please kindly ensure that you are scanning it, using your phone, each time you enter the campus. This is compulsory under Alert level 2.
Sanisiters will also be made available on campuses as good hygiene practice.
Students are encouraged to bring their own masks, should they wish to use them. Masks will not be available at the campus.
We look forward to welcoming you back to campus.
UPDATE - Wednesday, 12th August 2020
Dear Students and Staff,
As you all must be aware - Based on the announcement from the Ministry of Health, Auckland is on Alert Level 3. Please note that all AGI campuses will remain closed for the rest of the week.
As the situation evolves over the next few days, we will advise the next steps including the delivery of online classes where feasible.
We remain committed to supporting our students as best as we can, in these unprecedented times. Further information will be made available on a regular basis via our website’s updates section and AGI email.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to the Student Welfare Officer, Programme Leader, Admin, Chief Operating Officer or the wider team of AGI for any questions or support that you may need.
Stay safe and please take all measure to keep the people around you safe.
UPDATE - Monday, 14th May 2020
Hope you all are well and staying safe!
As you might all be aware, as per Government's announcement made on Monday, 11th May 2020, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 from Thursday, 14th May 2020.
Following this, AGI Education Ltd will re-open its Chancery campus on Monday, 18th May, 2020 for all staff and students. Regular classes on campus will resume from Monday, 18th May itself, as per student's timetable.
Please ensure that you are checking your timetable later this week so that you have complete clarity on when classes are scheduled for next week and that, you do not miss any classes. Attendance in classes is compulsory. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus and send your Programme Leader, a medical certificate for the days that you are unwell.
Please note that there will be no online classes after Friday, 15th May 2020.
As we return to our campus, as per Government's advise, the following practices will need to be followed:
Maintain social distance in public, including when using public transport
If you're sick, stay home and please send your Programme Leader a medical certificate
If you feel that you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call your doctor or Healthline at 0800 611 116 and get tested immediately
Follow standard hygiene measures by washing hands regularly, using soap and water and drying them well or using hand sanitiser when soap and water aren't available.
i) Information posters on how to do effective hand-washing will be put up across the campus. You can find more information on effective hand-washing here: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/good-hygiene/hand-washing
ii)Hand sanitisers will be available across both the levels of the campus for student use. It is free to use for students, as and when they need to.
It is absolutely essential that a very high standard of hygiene is maintained in the campus. The school will ensure that the campus is sanitised but students are also expected to contribute towards maintaining proper hygiene by ensuring that:
They are not throwing any litter (except for in the bin)
They are keeping their classrooms clean and tidy at all times
They are leaving the tables in the break-out area neat and clean after finishing lunch
They are ensuring that proper hygiene is being maintained in toilets
Please note that these actions are important for the maintenance of your own health as well as the health of others.
Please note that starting Monday, 18th May, a contact tracing register will be placed at the Reception with Ms Helen Yeoh. Every single student coming into the campus is required to put in their details in the contact tracing register before they proceed to their classes.
It is absolutely essential that every single student is entering their information in the contact tracing register placed at the Reception, as this is a requirement by the Government on Alert level 2.
We acknowledge that recent times have seen increased pressure and stress on all but there are various avenues of support available for students. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the Student Welfare Officer, Admin, Chief Operating Officer and the wider team of AGI for any questions or support that you may need. For the expert or additional help, following given are some helpful links provided by the Government:
We all are in this together, so let us please make sure that we are taking care of each other.
We look forward to seeing you back on campus.
UPDATE - Tuesday, 24th March 2020
#2 High five to our AGI Students, Staff and Amazing Tech team for being able to move classes online just in 12 hours on Microsoft Teams!
Currently, we have got close to 100 students online who are attending our online classes. Nearly all our classes have 100% attendance!
We are so proud of our students and staff to have adapted well to technology!
#1 (For Students) AGI has started delivering classes online using Microsoft Teams, from today. As part of your enrolment, you have all been provided Microsoft account which includes a subscription to Microsoft Teams. Please check your email regularly and use the document shared with you, to be part of these online classes.
Key people to support you with technology during this time are as below:
Mohan - IT Support – firstname.lastname@example.org – 027 750 0030
Li - IT Support – email@example.com 021 109 5448
Ameya – Quality Assurance – firstname.lastname@example.org – 022 511 5525
For all updates regarding the situation and notices, please keep checking your emails, our website or check our Facebook page. Our team is here to support you in every way possible. Please take care and act responsibly during this pandemic.
UPDATE - Monday, 23rd March 2020
As per the latest announcement by the govt. New Zealand will be in Coronavirus Lockdown for the next four weeks. We are currently on Alert level 3, we will be going to Alert level 4 in 48 hours (i.e. Wednesday, 25th March) (Source - NZ Herald)
Read below what that means for you -
WHAT LEVEL 3 MEANS – Current Alertness Level
Travel in areas with clusters or community transmission limited
Affected educational facilities closed
Public venues closed (eg. libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, amusement parks)
Alternative ways of working required and non-essential businesses should close
Non-face-to-face primary care consultations
Non-acute (elective) services and procedures in hospitals deferred and healthcare staff reprioritised
WHAT LEVEL 4 MEANS
People instructed to stay at home
Educational facilities closed
Businesses closed except for essential services (e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics) and lifeline utilities
Rationing of supplies and requisitioning of facilities
Travel severely limited
Major reprioritisation of healthcare services
AGI Classes will not be held physically at the campus but the students will be asked to join the classes online. We are working towards making sure that our education is not compromised during this pandemic. Please be well and stay safe!