Welcome to Queen Elizabeth College

Nau te rourou, naku te rourou Ma te kotahitanga o te tangata ka whai hua.

Your basket and my basket, together we make a difference.

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth College. The whakatauki above reflects the collaborative relationship that Queen Elizabeth College strives for with the families of students who attend the school, and the value we place on whanau.

Located in Manawatu, Palmerston North, our college provides resources that contribute to the success of our students - offering opportunities to realise their potential, whether that is in the academic, sporting, cultural or technological arenas.

Find out what Queen Elizabeth College can offer to New Zealand students - read more about us, our learning opportunities and community involvement, or enrol now.

pdf School Newsletter - 8 December 2016

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A message from the Board of Trustees

Dear Queen Elizabeth College community,

As you are aware our Principal Mike Houghton left to take up the Principal position at Dargaville High School at the start of this year. Since then your Board of Trustees has been working its way through the process to find a suitable replacement. I am please to announce that the process is now complete and we are fortunate to have found a new Principal that we believe is the right person to take Queen Elizabeth College forward.  

There was a lot of interest in the position and we had a lot of applicants with great credentials. After a long robust process of shortlisting, interviewing and speaking with referees the Board of Trustees has offered the position to Mr Chris Moller from Whanganui.

Chris Moller is currently Headmaster of Wanganui Collegiate. He comes to us with 30 years experience in the education arena and has an excellent record of successful leadership both within and external to the school. Chris took the position as Headmaster of Wanganui Collegiate during its transition from a private school to an integrated state school and led them through the transition. He is accredited with the modernisation of systems and improvement of administration through the integration into the state system.  He oversaw the development of compliance systems, the introduction of an elected board of trustees, and helped to upskill the staff on the new requirements of an integrated state schooling system.

The Chairman of the Wanganui Collegiate Board of Trustees, Brad Gay, has stated that “Chris Moller can leave proud of the fact that, three years after integration, the school is now running smoothly, as our first ERO review post integration, released in May last year, confirmed.”

Chris Moller takes up the position of Principal of Queen Elizabeth College at the start of term 3. He is looking forward to the challenge of a new position and all that it will entail. The values and vision of the Board of Trustees for Queen Elizabeth College sit well with him and his leadership style and he is very positive about moving the school forward to that end.

Chris was raised in Waitara and was brought up and has taught in similar decile schools to ours. He is a family man and very familiar with the area. He is married and has a 19 year old son, an 18 year old son and a 15 year old daughter. Chris is an avid sports supporter having played and coached high level representative rugby and softball. He has much to offer Queen Elizabeth College and the Board feels very lucky to have a Principal of his calibre, experience and reputation at the helm.


Doug Wallace

Chairman Board of Trustees Queen Elizabeth College