"The College prides itself on its welcoming, friendly, family atmosphere that generates strong professional relationships between staff, students and caregivers. Every student is valued, with opportunities for all."
Teaching innovation is strengthened by our core of strong traditional values: respect, tolerance, caring and perseverence. This supports high academic achievement. Our courses develop the skills required by our community - local, national and international - giving our students the foundation for future success. Thirty kilometres from Christchurch, we benefit from easy access to urban facilities and from the community strengths of our rural environment. We have close links with primary and tertiary organisations, allowing positive transitions through all stages of education. Our facilities are an integral part of community life. Our students and staff are our greatest asset and are fully involved in all the decisions we make to enhance our school. Positive community involvement is a key focus for Ellesmere College. “Life-long friendships begin here” Gavin Kidd, Principal.
Deputy Principals: Mrs Robyn Thompson and Mr Jon Ward
Office Hours for Easter Holidays
Winter Uniform Shop 2015
Winter Uniform Shop for winter clothing will be held by appointment only on the following days during the first week of the school holidays;
Wednesday 8th April / Thursday 9th April 10.00am until 5.00pm, Saturday 11th April 9.00am until 1.00pm,
and Monday 13th April 10.00am until 5.00pm
Please phone the office to make an appointment on 03 324 3369. If you are unable to make the days available during the holidays please phone Deborah to schedule another time before the end of the school term.
Scooters & Skateboards
Useage of Scooters and Skateboards at School
Later Start time on Wednesdays for 2015
Reminder of the start time for Wednesdays
Course Selection Booklet 2015