LE NZ: Creating Spaces to Welcome Refugees

  • 26 September 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
  • Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, 251 Massey Road Auckland, Auckland 2024

Creating warm welcoming spaces to enable refugees to flourish in their new home





The staff at the Mangere Refugee Centre are dedicated to ensure that everything they do says to the refugees who enter the centre: “Welcome home”; “We respect and value you”; “You deserve the rights that all human beings deserve”.


Listen to Mangere Refugee Education Centre Director, Maria Hayward and Clive Chapman from Pacific Environments NZ Ltd talk about how new buildings were developed on site which, in addition to being welcoming, warm and comfortable, are able to accommodate the highest quality teaching experience for the learners who have education gaps to fill and are very keen to learn as much as possible in a short period of time.


Each of the Flexible Learning Spaces is built in a three class model composed of three transportable pieces. Each of the four modules is laid out slightly differently depending on the use of that block by the school. The pedagogy of the Refugee Centre differs from a normal school as all members of a family are enrolled and taught the skills that they will need to flourish in New Zealand.


Refreshments will be provided.


Tickets: Learning Environment Members - free

              All other non-members - $20


To book your tickets to attend the event follow the Eventbrite link:


https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/engaging-spaces-to-welcome-refugees-tickets-48116094534


Members wishing to attend should e-mail nzadmin@a4le.org.nz for their promotional code


*If you wish to become a member and enjoy our events free of charge, making the most of our school and city site visits and excellent networking opportunities write to nzadmin@a4le.org.nz


Registered Architects can claim 20 CPD points for attending the event through the NZRAB CPD website under Contact>Claiming Points


This event is kindly sponsored by:



Don't forget our one-day event in November: Learning Spaces Aotearoa - download the LSA event flyer for more information


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