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We want all learners to feel a sense of belonging in our school and to our whanau. There is a very strong connection between whanau and learning. Our Year 9 and 10 learners primarily learn in whanau-based groupings, with the majority of their learning leaders also being from the same whanau.


Alfriston College celebrates the achievements of our learners in many ways. Whanau have celebration assemblies each term to acknowledge the accomplishments of their learners in the four dimensions of: Academic,Community,Culture, Sport


Alfriston College runs 90 minute learning periods. This means that most learners have Whanau-based Learning Advisory (in Hapu with an Amokura) and three classes per day. 90 minute lessons allow for more in depth and uninterrupted learning to occur.


Each of the five Whānau provides an effective environment for learning and growth, social interaction, leadership opportunities and mutual support while also maintaining a unique culture of its own through its colours, mottos, flags and traditions.


Sep 22nd, 2020

Good luck to 9TRH for their market tomorrow. This is the culmination of their financial literacy learning in Whanau-based learning. Their market will take place outside Tirohanga at Break 1 and 2 Wednesday - so learners, bring your spare change to support your friends. ... See MoreSee Less

Sep 21st, 2020

Congratulations to Reina Perry, Tū Tangata 2020.

In addition to winning the supreme award at our Māori Success ceremony last Thursday, Reina also received the following awards:
Student Leadership (Kaitaataki)
Year 13 He tohu tēnei mō te Whakapapa
Level 3 Te Ohanga Hauora
Pou Wha – Te Parawhakawai (This year for the first time, two AC learners achieved their pou wha for Te Parawhakawai.)
He tohu tēnei mō te Whakapapa
He tohu tēnei mō te Taha Hinengaro – Academic Excellence
and the Mana Wahine.
We also acknowledge Reina for her work co-teaching Year 10 Te Parawhakawai.

Tau ke!
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Sep 21st, 2020

We have been approached by a casting company looking for Pasifika learners aged 17+ for their next production - The Panthers.

"TV series logline: In response to racial discrimination sweeping New Zealand ahead of the 1975 election, a Ponsonby street-gang, led by Tongan noble, Will ‘Illolahia (19), change tack and become political revolutionaries; The Polynesian Panthers.

The Panthers is being produced by Tavake Limited; Halaifonua Finau (Baby Mama’s Club, Jonah), Tom Hern (The Dark Horse, Shadow in the Cloud, Guns Akimbo), in association with Four Knights Film and Associate Producers, Crystal Vaega and Jaunnie ‘Ilolahia, for TVNZ. The series will be directed by Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo, Tom Hern and others. Will ‘Ilolahia is a Co-Executive Producer on the show. Casting by Yvette Reid."

This is paid work. No previous experience needed. See the attached flyer and #takeaction
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School starts at 9.20am and finishes at 3.30pm
(Wednesday early closing 3.00pm)

Main Reception:
8.30am to 4.00pm

Student Services:
8.30am to 4.00pm

Cashiers Office:
8.30-9.20am, 11.00-11.30am,

Other Days:
8.30-9.20am, 11.30am – 12.00pm,




Term 1:
Monday 3 February – Thursday 9 April

Term 2:
Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3:
Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4:
Monday 12 October – Friday 11 December

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Alfriston College

Alfriston College

Māori Achievement Awards - Thursday 17 September online from 11.20am

Kia ora whanau

We enter new territory today by live-streaming our 2020 Maori Awards at 11.20am today.

Hope you can join us live at : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRFqIfBOPZqScYbjLZR0nKQ/ or tune in later at your convenience.

A HUGE Ka Mau te Wehi to all of our recipients – Karawhiua!


Nga Mihi

Robert Solomone

School Leader