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Te Waihora Warriors Return

The Te Waihora Warriors are a group of Ellesmere College students committed to improving the local environment. The group began late in 2011 and during 2012, 2013 and 2014 planted over 2500 native plants at Timberyard Point. The group is now returning in 2017.


Ellesmere College Calendar

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Ellesmere College Calendar


ICT in 2017

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2017 Term Dates

Term 1 Tue 31 Jan – Thur 13 Apr

Mon 23 Jan School Office re-opens,
Tue 31 Jan First Day Term 1
Mon 6 Feb Waitangi Observance Day
Thur 13 Apr Last day Term 1

Term 2 Mon 1 May – Fri 7 Jul

Mon 1 May First Day Term 2
Mon 5 Jun Queens Birthday
Fri 7 Jul Last day Term 2

Term 3 Mon 24 Jul – Fri 29 Sep

Mon 24 Jul First Day Term 3
Fri 29 Sep Last day Term 3

Term 4 Mon 16 Oct – Wed 13 Dec TBC

Mon 16 Oct First day Term 4
Mon 23 Oct Labour Day
Thur 16 Nov TOD - Staff Planning Day
Fri 17 Nov Canterbury Anniversary Day
Wed 13 Dec Last day of School Year TBC

There is provision in these dates for one further Teacher Only Date, date still to be confirmed.


Collecting a Student During the School Day

Recently a situation occurred where a Year 8 student signed out at our front office and then went outside to wait for their parent. Due to a miscommunication the student was not met by their parent. Whilst the outcome on this occasion was positive, and the confusion clarified, the incident has raised some concerns for students' safety, in particular the risk of them waiting outside the school unsupervised.

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