Posts Categorized: Wellington Campus

Charity Auction Hits Record High at Campbell

This year Campbell charity auction took place on Thursday 18th of June and was a great success. This year our chosen charity was The Himalayan Trust, which was founded by world famous Kiwi, Sir Edmund Hillary- Hillary and his climbing partner, Tenzig Norgay, were the first people to climb Mount Everest. This charity works to… Read more »

High Tea at Le Cordon Bleu

Our students were spoilt rotten a few weeks ago when they went to Le Cordon Bleu (LCB) in the centre of Wellington to enjoy a tour and a lovely high tea. There was a tour of the building including the large and beautifully clean kitchens where Le Cordon Bleu students do their training. They ended… Read more »

Pauline volunteering at Pony Parties

My first week I’m Pauline from Germany and I’m staying on a pony farm for two months. The farm is in Motukarara, that’s a small place on the south island of New Zealand. I’m living in the family who owns the farm and in this time I’m the right hand of my host mother. Her… Read more »

CAE: Opening Up Opportunities

12 weeks ago, a group of 7 strangers embarked on the second Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) course at Campbell for the updated 2015 CAE exam. All the students came with the intention of bettering their overall level of English, especially in the areas of writing, grammar and vocabulary. With the course finishing this week, we… Read more »

Ruth’s second project: The Living in Peace Project

Ruth at The Living in Peace Project

I arrived in Karamea, which is about 100 km north of Westport on the West Coast of the South Island. The Karamea Express departs once a day except Sundays. Karamea has 575 inhabitants, about four or five roads and nearly no cellphone signal. But you have everything you need: beach, river, mountains, beautiful walking treks,… Read more »

Wellington Hurricanes on top!

Wellington students go to see Hurricanes

  New Zealand is a really sporty country and Wellington is really lucky to be home to some great sports venues, all really close to the centre of town. You can see lots of cricket at The Basin Cricket Ground and both rugby and football (soccer) at the famous Westpac Stadium, also known as the… Read more »

Volunteering with Campbell – Ruth’s story

Volunteering with Campbell

Ruth is from Germany and studied in the upper-intermediate/advanced General English class for 4 weeks before heading out to volunteer at 3 different projects. This is her report from her first project: Wellington Indoor Riding School. Check out the other projects that you could volunteer with here. After four amazing weeks at the Campbell Institute, where I… Read more »

Weta Workshop – where films come alive

Campbell Students visit Weta Workshop

Weta workshop is the home to the people who made the magic happen in ‘The Hobbit’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Avatar’ and many more films. The studio, which is only 15 minutes drive from Campbell, is where they create special effects, films sets and costumes and props. Peter Jackson and James Cameron are just two of… Read more »

Majorie’s Campbell experience

Marjorie's Campbell Experience

Marjorie came to New Zealand and Campbell to work as a Demi Au Pair for 24 weeks. She also studied at Campbell for 14 weeks (after staying longer than she thought she would!). Here is her experience: A family. Cultures. Smiles. Exchanges. They are certainly the words which are the most representative of The Campbell… Read more »

Everybody’s going surfing…surfing NZ!

You can’t beat Wellington on a good day. And this summer has been a good one! Wellington is really lucky to be surrounded by lovely beaches and a great coastline. In fact most residents live within 3 km of the coast. Campbell students decided to take advantage of this and head to Lyall Bay on the… Read more »