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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.


Aug 12th, 2022

Check out our award winning dancers at their Showcase! 7 and 8 September. Tickets on sale next week. ... See MoreSee Less

Aug 10th, 2022

A huge thank you to 360 Tautua Trust for donating 10 devices to our kura. Because of the Trust, 10 of our Pasifika learners in Year 10 now have access to technology which means they can access learning 24/7 - this can only help our learners belong, learn and succeed. Pictured is Sam Pilisi - board member of 360 Tautua Trust dropping off the devices to our kura. Your generosity is much appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less


Wednesday 10 August 2022 - Year 9 & 10 WBL Learning Progress Conversations: 14.00 - 19.45 (Seniors Learning in the library or at home Lesson 3)
Saturday 20 August 2022 - AC Clean Up Day 9:00am - 11:30am
Monday 22 August 2022 - Course Selection Process 2023 begins for Year 11 and Year 12 Learners
Tuesday 30 August 2022 - Learning Progress Conversations for Years 11 - 13 from 14:00 - 19:45 (Juniors learning in the library or at home Lesson 3)
Thursday 1 September 2022 - Learning Progress Conversations for Years 11 - 13 from 14:00 - 19:45 (Juniors learning in the library or at home Lesson 3)
Friday 2 September 2022 - NCEA Review of Standards Staff Only Day. All learners learning at home.
Thursday 15 September 2022 - Māori Success Awards Evening
Friday 23 September 2022 - Year 11 and Year 12 Course Selection Forms Due
Monday 3 October 2022 - Alfriston College Senior Ball


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