Office Hours

Tel: 64 3 308 4193    Email:   :: - ::   Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday 8am - 4.30pm  --  Friday - 8am - 3.30pm


Key Information & Term Dates

The New Zealand school year is divided into four terms, with the first term starting in our summer in late January.

International students start at different times of the year.  Please contact us to discuss the most suitable time to join us. We ask that students start at the beginning of a term to ensure they are part of our orientation programme.
Our recommended times to start College are:

Term Dates 2024 - Printable Copy 



Term Info

Term 1

Season – Summer        Uniform – Summer

This is when many of our international students choose to begin at College. There are many new students starting, the weather is warmer and there is generally more opportunities to make friends. Senior students are choosing subjects and most will be available as an option. We have our Athletic and Swimming Sports, as well as an Orientation morning to find out what sporting and cultural activities are available in and outside of College during this term and the year to come. An International day out to a nearby town for team building is a great opportunity for our students to get to know each other and some of our Peer Support leaders.

Please note that College is closed on public holidays, anniversary days and teacher-only days.  We can also close in an emergency.

Student Timetable

Monday & Friday: 8.45am - 3.05pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 9.00am – 3.05pm

Ako                 8.45am - Monday & Friday   10.00am - Monday
Period 1          9.00am
Period 2         10.00am
Interval           11.00am
Period 3         11.25pm
Period 4         12.25pm
Lunch             1.20pm
Period 5          2.05pm
Finish              3.05pm



Ashburton College, 27 Walnut Avenue, Ashburton, 7700, New Zealand

P.O. Box 204, Ashburton, 7740

Telephone: +64 3 308-4193


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