Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that it has caused, the Christchurch Summer School Committee along with the New Zealand Branch have decided to postpone this year’s Summer School for one year. We are sorry that it has come to this but the insecurity that Covid-19 has created, particularly around future travel restrictions and likely border controls, has made this decision necessary.
As a Committee this has been a hard decision to make but we felt it had to be made sooner rather than later. We have marvellous plans afoot … and they will all be put on hold for 12 months for you! We wish you all the best in these trying times and look forward to seeing you in Christchurch for the 2021/22 New Zealand Summer School.
Registrations will stay open, though prices stated are now indicative only, as all costs will require reviewing upon our re-bookings in early 2021.
The SS2020/21/22 Committee wish you all the very best during this very difficult time -
Kia kaha. Kia maia. Kia manawanui.
Be strong. Be brave. Be steadfast.
Updates added during March in our 'Newsletters' page
Welcome to Christchurch Summer School 2020/21
In 2010/2011 Christchurch New Zealand suffered a series of devastating earthquakes - lives were lost and turned upside down, homes crashed and were swallowed, and over 80% of CBD buildings had to be demolished.
Almost overnight, Christchurch went from being "the most English city outside of England" to "the city of earthquakes".
When deciding on the theme for the 2020/21 RSDCS NZ Branch Summer School to be held in Christchurch, the organising committee wanted to emphasise that Christchurch has risen - literally & figuratively! The city is now a vibrant, hopeful place with striking, innovative architecture around every corner, and surprising street art in our nooks and crannies. Our people have shown their resilience over and over again, and are now embracing the new energetic and creative vibe that permeates our thriving city.
Christchurch, and her people, have risen up ... just like the Phoenix of legend. And so, we have chosen a Celtic Phoenix as the symbol of our Christchurch Summer School to celebrate this city's rebirth and renewal.
We invite you to join us to celebrate this spirit 28th December 2020 - 5th January 2021 (now 2021/22), at the
New Zealand Summer School - Rise Up and Dance!
Of course you will see the other 'tabs' up the top, go ahead - take a look 😊 We will be adding to these pages as the months progress - so please bookmark the website & keep coming back. Updates will also keep popping up on our facebook page - so 'like', 'follow' and comment 😊
For the Latest musings from the SS2020 Team, check out our Facebook page facebook.com/NZBranchSummerSchool
To our overseas guests - some may have minor issues sending payments to our Summer School bank account - this may be due to the "International Money Laundering" policies of the banking systems. Down at the bottom through the 'Registration & Guide' tab, we have added extra information your bank may ask for, to manage the transaction smoothly.
We're looking forward to a bit of a hoolie....won't you join us?
Link to the brochure pages below....