About Us

Elim Christian College aims to be a deeply authentic, future-focused learning community by engaging in timeless principles and innovative practices and by integrating a focused biblical worldview so that each student will echo the words of Jeremiah 29:11 in the Bible, where it says:

Our Verse

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”

This well known verse inspires our school vision.

Our Vision

Elim Christian College community aims for each student to be inspired, responsible, academically and practically skilled lifelong learners, living their Christian values and exploring their God-given potential, to achieve personal excellence for God’s glory.

ARISE to a future and a hope.

Our vision is embodied in our ARISE framework. The framework helps us to focus on developing our students achievement, responsibility, inspiration (curiosity), skills and Elim character.

ARISE Framework

The five aspects of ARISE  are also deeply connected to the New Zealand Curriculum through the Key Competencies.

A Achievement We want all students to achieve their personal best as lifelong learners. Using language, symbols & texts
R Responsibility We want all students to be self-disciplined, diligent, and responsible citizens. Managing self
I Inspiration We want all students to be inspired thinkers who have fun learning and celebrate success with an attitude for excellence. Thinking
S Skills We want all students highly skilled collaborators who are equipped to make creative and innovative contributions to society. Participating and contributing
E Elim Christian Character We want all students to have a foundation of Biblical knowledge expressed vibrantly in Christian values and distinctive character. Relating to others

Our Values

Our values are what we hold dear and aspire to. They guide how we educate and what we aim to cultivate in our students.

We are Kind, we show Aroha
We are Respectful, we show Manaakitanga
We are Diligent, we show Pukuahuwhenua
We are Courageous, we show Māia

Education Review Office

The school’s Christian character and vision underpins the school’s direction and is widely supported by the school community. Leaders and teachers build relational trust at all levels to support openness, collaboration and risk taking.

Our Charter

The purpose of a school charter is to establish the mission, aims, objectives, directions and targets of the board that will give effect to the Government’s National Education Guidelines and the Board’s priorities.


This informative document not only informs the board of trustees of their responsibilities but also provides anyone who is part of the school community a better understanding of the goals and direction of the school.