I am very proud to be the Principal of Ilam School. Ilam is a friendly and positive school where children are considerate and supportive of each other. Our children are encouraged to work hard to reach their personal best in a range of areas; academic, cultural and sporting. A unique feature of Ilam is our culturally diverse community. Children from 70 different cultural and national backgrounds attend Ilam, providing a rich and varied environment.
We strive to provide an engaging learning environment where learners will become highly literate and numerate as well as being curious, creative problem-solvers, good communicators who are skilled at working with others and have strong cultural competencies. We want our children to thrive as they head into their futures, being well-rounded individuals with a richness of experience who have a strong moral ethic to do the right thing.
Ilam School has a close relationship with our neighbour, the University of Canterbury. Staff and students from both organisations provide contributions that build upon existing programmes. We are fortunate to be able to use facilities at the university which provide unique and exciting opportunities to enhance learning.
You are most welcome to come and visit Ilam and get a feel for the school yourself. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more about Ilam or make an appointment so that you can be shown around this very special place.
"At this school leaders and teachers are strongly committed to equity and excellence for all learners. The school has many effective processes to progress the learning and achievement of all children. Leaders and teachers work in inclusive and respectful ways with the diverse learners and cultures within the school. The language, culture and identity of children, families and whānau are highly valued and respected." 2017 Education Review Office Report
Term, Holiday and Teacher Only Day Dates
School Terms 2021
Term One - Wednesday 3 February to Thursday 15 April.
Term Two - Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July.
Term Three - Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October.
Term Four - Monday 18 October to Thursday 16 December.
Teacher Only Days (TOD) 2021
Term 3 - Friday 1 October
Term 4 - Monday 15 November (This is the Monday immediately after Canterbury Show Weekend)
Our Ilam OSCAR program will operate on both of these days, subject to adequate numbers.
Statutory Holidays 2021
Term One: Waitangi Day (observed) – Monday 8 February, and Easter: Good Friday – 2 April, Easter Monday – 5 April, Easter Tuesday – 6 April (a school holiday).
Term Two: Queen’s Birthday – Monday 7 June.
Term Three: None.
Term Four: Labour Day – Monday 25 October and Canterbury Anniversary Day Friday 12 November.
School Terms 2022
Term One - Tuesday 1 February to Thursday 14 April.
Term Two - Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July.
Term Three - Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September.
Term Four - Monday 17 October to Thursday 15 December.
Teacher Only Days (TOD) 2022
Term 1 - Thursday 27 January and Friday 28 January
Term 2 - TBC
Term 3 - TBC
Term 4 - TBC
Statutory Holidays 2022
Term One: Waitangi Day (observed) – Monday 7 February, and Easter: Good Friday – 15 April, Easter Monday – 18 April, Easter Tuesday – 19 April (a school holiday).
Term Two: Queen’s Birthday – Monday 6 June, Matariki - 24 June.
Term Three: None.
Term Four: Labour Day – Monday 24 October and Canterbury Anniversary Day Friday 11 November.