+64 9 269 0080
Fax: +64 9 269 0083
550 Porchester Road, Randwick Park
P.O. Box 75448, Manurewa
Alfriston College will be a learning community dedicated to developing and supporting life-long, independent learners by creating an environment that fosters a sense of Belonging, values Learning and expects Success.
Alfriston College opened for learners in January 2004 with a vision to meet the diverse needs of 21st century learners under the leadership of Foundation Principal John Locke and the Senior Leaders Susan Impey, William Madgwick and Andrea Tapu. The school was officially opened in June 2004 by the Right Honourable Helen Clark, ONZ, New Zealand’s Prime Minister at that time.
The life-long values we encourage, model and explore through our Whānau and learning programmes are Whakapapa (Connection), Ahuatanga (Character), Tū Maia (Confidence) and Mātau (Competence).
Kei a au te turanga, Kei a au te ako,
Kei a au te tutuki!
I belong, I learn, I succeed!
At the core of learning at Alfriston College are our ten Independent Learning Actions (10 ILAs). These are actions that learners are encouraged to develop and use in order to foster independent learning. They also encapsulate what dispositions our learners need to embark on a lifetime of learning.
The Alfriston College logo is both a symbol and an introduction to the school; it tells a story about the school and reveals some of the significant values held by the school’s community.
The logo has three dimensions: Alfriston College (the name), the pod (the mark), and the poutama (the background). It is symbolic on many levels:
Te Ihi Ki Te Ako - Zest for Learning
The Alfriston College motto ‘Zest for Learning – Te Ihi ki te Ako’ is intended to highlight the thrill, joy, excitement and spirit of learning. Learning experiences, in and out of learning spaces, should be connected, authentic and relevant. Learners should see purpose in what they learn and leave school with the capabilities to be self-reliant, self-motivated and life-long independent learners.