Avonmore started out as Employment Educators & Motivators above a hairdressing salon in Christchurch in 1988. Margaret Yates founded the company above her salon after recognising a need for education providers focused on employment outcomes.

Over the years Avonmore has grown from Hairdressing to include Computer Network Engineering, Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and other vocational courses that get our students jobs.

With nearly 30 years experience in educating students, Avonmore is still run by the same family with the same values who started Avonmore all those years ago.


One thing that is always remembered here at Avonmore is that success doesn’t care who you are or what you have done in the past; it’s what you do now that counts.

Read more about Margaret’s story here >>>