Message From AIS Following Friday’s Tragedy

Dear AIS students and staff

We are appalled and saddened by the recent events in Christchurch – this has been a real shock to the whole country.

We are a family (whanau in Māori) at AIS, and when we come together, we embrace our diversity and the wonderful environment that allows us to celebrate our different cultural backgrounds that contribute to a new, very multicultural and energetic, country.

In our teaching and learning community at AIS, we value each person as an individual on a pathway to a brighter future. We, as a family, in times like this are there for each other.

In practical terms, if you, or if you know of someone who may be feeling distressed by the events in Christchurch, please let us know.  There are a number of ways in which we can support staff and students through these disturbing times.

The Board of Directors and Executive Management Team will continue to monitor the situation and put in place appropriate support.

If are concerned about yourself or someone else, please contact Security (emergency and after-hours 021-616282) and they will direct your call to the appropriate department. 

Julia Hennessy

In adversity we will stand together