Posts Tagged ‘LSI Christchurch’

Win a free 8 day ‘Study Break’ at LSI New Zealand

Monday, June 20th, 2011

‘Study in New Zealand’ have just announced their amazing ‘Win a Study Break’ competition which is open to all LSI New Zealand and any prospective LSI NZ students. All you need to do to enter is to visit their website and plan a virtual study trip around the NZ language schools (including LSI Auckland and LSI Christchurch in your itinerary of course!) inviting five of your friends back home to join you. The “Win the Ultimate Study Break” competition takes place in a virtual campervan, but the grand prize winner will have his or her friends flown down to NZ to travel around the country and visit educational institutions for real! Such an amazing prize so don’t miss out and make sure you enter before the closing date on July 1, 2011.

Latest Update on LSI Christchurch

Monday, March 7th, 2011

We are happy to report that most students from LSI Christchurch have already transferred up to LSI Auckland, and have settled into their new host families and classes. LSI Christchurch remains closed until further notice.

We strongly urge any remaining students to transfer to Auckland as soon as possible. Please note that our building is inside the Red Zone and therefore there is no Public Access to the building at this stage. If you have belongings inside LSI Christchurch please don’t worry – when we are allowed access, we will make sure that your belongings are retrieved and returned to you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact LSI New Zealand – auc@lsi.edu . For all students, please remember that the emergency number is 021644033. Thank you for your understanding. Our sincerest condolences go out to all those who have lost people in the quake, both New Zealanders and foreigners alike – Kia Kaha Christchurch.

Latest Update on LSI Christchurch (Wednesday 23rd February 2011)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

LSI Christchurch will remain closed until further notice. For any LSI Christchurch students – if you would like to transfer to Auckland the procedure is as follows:

  1. Book a flight to Auckland – http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake-update– Air New Zealand are offering $50 flights – you can book these online or via the call centre 0800737000
  2. Once you have booked a flight, please call or text 021644033 to let us know the date and time you will arrive in Auckland
  3. LSI Auckland will then arrange a host family for you – we have several families on standby waiting for you to arrive

If you have not already spoken with someone from LSI, please phone or text us urgently to let us know you are ok – 021 644033 or 021 2255793


We are still waiting to hear from: Abdullah Alotaibi, Adrian Wolf, Abdullah Almazrui, Ahmed Alzahrani, Erick Ferreira Boaventura and Grace Ribeiro de Moura – please contact us URGENTLY

LSI Christchurch has been shut temporarily due to recent earthquake

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

LSI Christchurch is closed until further notice due to the major earthquake at lunchtime on 22nd February 2011 – please refer to www.lsi.ac.nz for all updates on the situation. The decision to close the school temporarily has been made due to the centre of the city being designated as presently unsafe  and the school building has also sustained some damage.

If you are an LSI Christchurch student please urgently phone the emergency number 021 2255793 or 021644033 to let us know you are ok. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Christchurch at this time.

LSI students and family members of  students at LSI Christchurch are advised to use the following website to keep in touch and let  people know that you are safe  http://christchurch-2011.person-finder.appspot.com/.

For the latest update on Christchurch, visit http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/christchurch_earthquake.htm