Elim Christian College
|Elim Christian College|
|Type||State, Co-educational, Composite (Year 1–15)|
|Motto||A Future and a Hope|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||1190|
|School roll||869 (August 2013)|
Established in 1988, the school currently caters for approximately 600 students from new entrants to Year 13, including over 50 international students. The school is associated with Elim Christian Centre.
On 15 April 2008, six students and a teacher from the school died in a flash flood while canyoning the Mangatepopo Stream in Tongariro National Park. In 2011 Principal Murray Burton was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and the teacher and one of the six students who died given medals for bravery.
- "Prospectus 2008" (doc). Enrolments. Elim Christian College. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- "Directory of Schools - as at 10 September 2013". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
- "School homepage". About Elim Christian College. Elim Christian College. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- "Canyoning victim wanted to 'make most of it' — father". New Zealand Herald. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- "Seven dead in NZ river accident". ABC News. April 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- Binning, Elizabeth (2 April 2011). "Bravery awards: School's guiding light in a time of tragedy". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 April 2011.