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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.


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Sep 8th, 2022

Tania Fau, Yr 13, represented Alfriston College at the Lions Young Ambassadors Awards in Bucklands Beach last night.Her Whanau Leader, Mr van Niekerk reports that, "In short, Tania blew the other contestants out of the park during the speech presentation. She was awesome. Spoke from the podium without a script and made contact with the audience on every level!"Congratulations, Tania! ... See MoreSee Less

Sep 7th, 2022

RAS (Review of Achievement Standards) DAY, 2 September 2022Staff spent the morning in one of eight workshops. We welcomed back master weaver, LEISHA CONRAD. Leisha was joined by seven other provocateurs and experts: LISA TAKUIRA (Contextualising the Learning: Matauranga Māori in the English Curriculum), JAIME MCCAFFERTY (How to compliment Science with Mātauranga Māori through hauora, pūrakau, kaitiakitanga and rongoā Māori), TAKOHA ROPATI (a champion of Te Reo Māori who promotes the development and implementation of physical recreation and sport in a way that is culturally appropriate), KELLY FRANCIS (Deconstructing time through the Māramataka), WHARE BIDOIS (an expert carver of greenstone and a member of the Rākai Jade Studio), CORY BOYD (a whakairo and whakairo tutor based at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Māngere), PANIA NEWTON (lawyer, activist and co-founding member of Save our Urban Landscape created to protect the land at Ihumātao). After a thought provoking morning and a great lunch, staff moved through three workshops with a focus on the new NCEA standards. Our next RAS Day is pencilled in for Thursday 24 November. ... See MoreSee Less

Sep 7th, 2022

Keeping Up @ AC runs every Tues, Wednesday and Thursday 3.30 - 5pm in our Susan Impey Library. A range of staff is available to help learners. ... See MoreSee Less


Term 1 Start Dates 2023
Years 10 & 11: Thursday 2 February 2023, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Years 12 & 13: Friday 3 February 2023, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Year 9 - 13 (All Learners): Tuesday 7 February 2023, Full Day 9:30am - 3:30pm


School starts at 9.30am and finishes at 3.30pm

Main Reception:
8.00am 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:
Tuesday 1 February – Thursday 14 April

Term 2:
Monday 2 May – Friday 8 July

Term 3:
Monday 25 July – Friday 30 September

Term 4:
Monday 17 October – Friday 9 December