We welcome all former students and staff from Ashburton College, Ashburton High School and Hakatere College (formerly Ashburton Technical) to join us.


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Want to be in with a chance to win 2 tickets to the Gala Night performance of Mamma Mia at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on Friday 18th May 2018?

Ashburton College, Ashburton High School and Hakatere College (formerly Ashburton Technical) past pupils, teachers and /or supporters all you need to do is register and "Join Us" on our Website.

For an extra chance to win, write up a reflection and email or pm us including a recent head and shoulders pic.

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Alumni reflection template (if you need help getting started):

What year did you start college?

What house were you in?

Did you play a sport? Were in the arts scene? Or had another passion or favourite activity?

Who did you have fun with/get into trouble with?

Most memorable school moment?

Any teachers who made an impact on you?

What did you do after leaving school?

Where are you now?

If you could go back in time to your school days, what advice would you give yourself?

There are examples at

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Winner will be announced Monday 14th May 2018.

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Rebekah Weavers - Past Pupil
Rebekah Weavers - Past Pupil

Rebekah Robinson nee Weavers Blue House, 1984-1988 Rebekah loved choir, creative writing and gymnastics, and is still in touch with many alumni including best friends Hilary Ingle (nee Croy), Rachel [ ... ]

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Elfleda Dixon - Past Pupil
Elfleda Dixon - Past Pupil

Elfleda was at college from 1979-1983 and a member of Green House. She was involved in netball, volleyball and athletics. Amongst her most memorable moments was the thrill of developing her own photo [ ... ]

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Gemma Duncan - Head Girl 2016
Gemma Duncan - Head Girl 2016

Gemma was at college from 2011-2016 and in Green House. She played netball for the school and was head girl in her final year, a role she was proud to fulfil. Teachers and staff who made an impact on [ ... ]

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The history of Ashburton College is comparatively short when viewed next to the histories of other Canterbury secondary schools. However, in the half century since Ashburton College’s inception in 1965, thousands of students, teachers, parents and other supporters have shaped Ashburton College into the highly successful co-educational school it is today.

Although it may seem that Ashburton College is the school that was and, always has been Ashburton’s sole secondary school. Those that attended Ashburton College in the early days know that Ashburton College was hard fought for and rose out of the ashes of Ashburton’s two former schools; Ashburton High School and Hakatere College (formerly Ashburton Technical School).

Thus the Latin maxim underneath the College insignia, the Phoenix, chosen by Brian Dr. Ronald Baker –

‘Resurgamus’: “Let us go forward”, or “Rise”.

AshColl from above...


  • Rowers gain national selection - Veronica Wall & Mollie Gibson

    Veronica Wall Mollie Gibson RowingVeronica Wall and Mollie Gibson. Photo supplied.Ashburton rowers, Mollie Gibson and Veronica Wall have gained national recognition by being named in the Rowing NZ Junior side today.

    The pair, who are both students at Ashburton College, have enjoyed a stellar year on the waters around the country, including a domination of the single sculls and double sculls at the recent Maadi Cup championships at Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel last month.

    Wall made the side last year, but it is the first appearance in the silver fern for Gibson who was one of the stories of the Maadi Cup after working her way brilliantly through to the final of the single sculls before bursting away with the gold in the final against a strong line up of scullers.

    In an extra great result for rowing locally, Justin Wall has been named as one of the coaches of the national side.

    Gibson will be a part of the Junior Women’s Quadruple Scull, which is also the reserve squad for the Junior Women’s Double Sculls.

    Wall has been given the coveted spot of the Junior Women’s Single Scull – a further sign that her future in the sport will see her competing at the elite level in the future.

    The squad was announced on Friday at Lake Karapiro and it will be straight to work for the crews before the depart for Racice in the Czech Republic in early August.

    © The Ashburton Guardian - 21 April 2018