School of English - First day timetable 
 

Your first day at our school will be like this... 

8:50am

Please come to the School of English, A Block waiting area (in front of A121), Rakaia Centre. Enter the main entrance (on Madras Street) through the
stone archway and walk straight ahead.  Turn right at the end of the wall and there is a waiting area with seats. 

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9:00am

You will be welcomed by a teacher or staff
who will take you to the testing room. 

9:10 - 11am

English Placement Test:

• Writing
• Speaking 

• Listening / grammar  

• Vocabulary / reading 

11am - 12pm

Orientation & Campus tour with an International Student Advisor

12 - 12:50pm

Lunch break

12:50pm

Come back to the School of English (A Block) and
wait for your teacher to take you to the afternoon class 

1 - 3pm

Afternoon class

 

The next day

8:50am

Class lists will be displayed on the noticeboard at the School of English (A Block). 
Class tutors will pick up new students from this area.

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(formerly known as CPIT - Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology & Aoraki Polytechnic) 

Call Us: +64 3 940 8389  /  E-mail:  schoolofenglish@ara.ac.nz  / Madras Street, PO Box 540 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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