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2018 - The Beginning of the Year

Please click on the link below to find the details of the beginning of the 2018 school year including times for the enrolment of students new to the College.


Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will be closed from 01 December and reopen on 22 January 2018.


2018 Senior Curriculum


2018 Term Dates

Term 1 - Tuesday 30 Jan - Friday 13 April (Easter Fri 30 March - Tuesday 3 April)

Mon 22 Jan School Office re-opens,
Tue 30 Jan First Day Term 1
Tues 6 Feb Waitangi Observance Day
Fri 30 Mar – Tue 3 Apr Easter
Fri 13 Apr Last day Term 1

Term 2 - Monday 30 April - Friday 6 July

Mon 30 Apr First Day Term 2
Mon 4 Jun Queens Birthday
Fri 6 Jul Last day Term 2

Term 3 - Monday 23 July - Friday 28 Sept

Mon 23 Jul First Day Term 3
Fri 28 Sep Last day Term 3

Term 4 - Monday 15 Oct - Thursday 13 Dec (TBC)

Mon 15 Oct First day Term 4
Mon 22 Oct Labour Day
Thur 15 Nov TOD - Staff Planning Day
Fri 16 Nov Canterbury Anniversary Day
Thur 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.


Mufti Days: Term 3

Friday 15 September - donation for Canteen and Breast Cancer Society
Thursday 28 September - Gold coin donation to supoprt Inaki and his family as he undergoes treatment for Leukaemia. Please bring some extra money for the stalls that will be selling cakes, lollies and a sausage sizzle - all to help support Inaki.


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

Click on the link below to view the Ellesmere College Calendar

Ellesmere College Calendar


ICT in 2017

Download latest newsletter that explains the use of ICT in 2017



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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