Posts Categorized: Wellington Campus

Staying Active in Winter

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Winter didn’t stop a group of Campbell students from learning to surf for the very first time recently. It was one of many outdoor activities that students can do on the weekends while studying English at our campus in Auckland. At our Wellington campus, we encourage students to stay active with biweekly yoga classes, after-class and… Read more »

Staff Corner – Paul Bean

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In February 2017 we welcomed Paul Bean, our new Activity Coordinator to Campbell. Paul is from the UK but has been travelling around the world for the past five years and has lived in France, Portugal, the USA, Australia and now New Zealand. He has worked as an Activity Director on board cruise ships and… Read more »

Demi Au Pair Programme – What to Expect

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Four of Campbell’s demi au pair students share their experiences and wisdom about travelling to New Zealand to study and work while living with a Kiwi family. (Click on their names below.) Demi Au Pair – (Derived from French – Demi = ‘half’ / Au Pair = ‘equal to’. English pronunciation: /oʊˈpɛər/) is a domestic assistant… Read more »

Keeping Campbell Healthy and Well

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Campbell has developed a Health and Well-being Strategy for 2017 and has been rolling out a number of activities and workshops for students and staff. The running club kicked off with a sunset jog along Oriental Parade in Wellington in early March and joins our sweat of healthy activities, such as bush walks and yoga. The… Read more »

Our trip to Kapiti Island – a native bird sanctuary

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Photo credit: Shihying Huang (Mickey) Campbell students visited Kapiti Island as one of the weekend activities in January 2017. To make sure our students get to view a range of New Zealand’s most endangered and rare birds, our activity coordinator booked in advance for the trip to anticipate the limited number of visitors allowed on the… Read more »

Exploring Wellington Harbour’s predator-free island

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On a Saturday in January 2017 I explored a small island in the middle of Wellington Harbour with two other Campbell students. I was excited to explore the predator-free scientific reserve with many roles in New Zealand’s history, including a quarantine station, a military outpost and now a wildlife refuge. It wasn’t hard to reach Matiu/Somes… Read more »

Top Spots in Wellington

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as recommended by our Upper-Intermediate students Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and is located in the heart of New Zealand. It is also the home of NZ’s world-famous movie industry. Sitting on a stunning natural harbour and surrounded by lush green hills, Wellington is a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and region. Do you… Read more »

Staff Corner – Mark Wilson

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Mark Wilson who is best known as The Activity Guy at our Wellington campus joined Campbell in 2011 after traveling the world. In the past year he has been busy juggling teaching English and running the new Campbell activity programme. Tell us a bit about yourself prior to joining Campbell. I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Wellingtonian, but I’ve… Read more »

Joy – What I think of Campbell High School Programmes

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Meet Joy from Papua, Indonesia. She first studied at Campbell in December 2015 for our High School Preparation Course and returned in October 2016 with a group of friends from Newlands College the High School Holiday Booster course. The two-week course allows students to focus on English skills for a short intense period during their high… Read more »

Charity Auction for a worthy cause

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English language students at The Campbell Institute have held a charity auction to raise money for the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), which is a non-denominational organisation working to support people through personal hardship. Businesses from around Wellington donated items to the auction, including an iPhone 6s from Vodafone, tickets from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra… Read more »