Ashburton College is situated in the bustling hub of Mid Canterbury, the heart of New Zealand’s beautiful South Island. Ashburton has a population of 34,000 and is 85 kilometres away from Christchurch Airport. Ashburton experiences beautiful clear winters and long-lasting summers.
The College has higher than the national average academic results, exceptional sporting successes and have outstanding performances in art, drama and music. Every year a number of our students achieve national and international selection and success.
We offer a high-quality pastoral care and homestay programme.
There are plenty of activities outside of school to keep you entertained. These include the new and stunning EA Network Centre that features several heated swimming pools, spa and steam room. There are multiple golf courses, an international hockey pitch, and a tennis centre, all in easy walking distance of the College. If you are a water enthusiast you can swim, row, water-ski or fish at Lake Hood. If you love the outdoors there are numerous breath-taking tramps and cycle tracks on your doorstep.
Stay as long as you can to explore Mid Canterbury to the fullest. With stunning snow-capped mountains as its backdrop and bordered by impressive braided rivers and crystal clear lakes, the scenery is so magnificent it will take your breath away.
Ashburton is one of the great secrets of New Zealand, with an inspiring range of both energetic and relaxing activities. Join us for a journey of exploration and exhilaration – we look forward to welcoming you.
Subject Highlights: Intensive ESOL Programme as well as ESOL Classes at all levels. Outdoor Education, Agriculture, Horticulture, Tourism, Hospitality, Photography, Music, Art and Drama.
Languages offered: German, Japanese and Te Reo Maori.
Sport Highlights: Badminton, Chess, Netball, Sailing, Chess, Swimming, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball and Rugby.
Cultural Highlights: Rockquest, Stage Challenge, Musical Productions, senior and junior choir.
Other Unique Highlights: Direct access to an international standard hockey turf and superb tennis courts just across the road from the College.