Pastoral Care and Student Support


ACMI offers comprehensive support to students from the time they arrive in New Zealand until they depart. We have well-trained and compassionate staff from a number of cultural backgrounds who can assist you to settle into your new environment and with any on-going problems you might face. Services include

  • airport pickup and transportation to your accomodation.
  • assistance with accommodation
  • assistance to open bank accounts
  • medical and travel insurance
  • induction and orientation
  • social activities
  • dealing with personal issues including referral to other agencies
  • providing advice and/or any assistance on any other issues you may face

You can contact the Student Support team or any other staff member at any time, regarding any issues, concerns or problems you are facing as we can often offer very practical support and advice. You can see the section in the Student Handbook that lists community support and helping agencies.

Emergency Contact:

Ms. Maria Gorethi is the person to be contacted in an emergency for pastoral care needs, Email id: The 24/7 emergency contact number is 09 3022266. This number is monitored continually by our own student support services team.