Ellesmere College (New Zealand)
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|52 Leeston Dunsandel Road,
|Type||State, Co-educational, Secondary|
|Motto||Strive For Perfection|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||349|
|School roll||588 (February 2017)|
Ellesmere College is a co-educational high school, located in Leeston in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand, with more than 500 students ranging from ages eleven to seventeen. It aims to provide students with a range of learning experiences, aiming to make its students good contributors to society. It encourages voluntary activities such as music lessons, drama, and sports.
Ellesmere College was founded in 1981, with a roll of 380 students, replacing Southbridge District High School.
- 1980 - Ellesmere College was built in Timaru and transported to the present site. One classroom was lost during transportation in the Rakaia River.
- 1981 - Ellesmere College opened in February with 380 students and 23 staff.
- 1983 - The gymnasium was completed.
- 1984 - The official opening of Ellesmere College was declared by Hon Merv Wellington.
- 1985 - More classrooms were built.
- 1986 - The gymnasium was enlarged and dedicated to Riki Ellison.
- 1987 - The library was extended.
- 1988 - The playground was opened.
- 1994 - Ken Dawson was declared the new principal.
- 1997 - The library was split to form a new classroom, L2l
- 2000 - The Health Education Centre opened.
- 2008 - The gym was extended and the Wilson room was opened.
- 2008 - The last founding staff member retired.
- 2009 - The new stage and seating areas were completed.
- 2009 - Ken Dawson announced his resignation.
- 2010 - Students, staff and guests welcomed Gavin Kidd into the role as principal.
- "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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