When Linwood College reopens its doors in term two, 2022 it will be known as Te Aratai College.
The 780 students and 120 staff are excited about this wonderful opportunity as the purpose-built teaching facilities and amenities are all based on direct and extensive community engagement and dialogue. They will give the school an increased opportunity to develop further its rich culture created by our diverse community, part of the school’s heritage since its opening in 1954.
The school’s initial fitout budget however will not stretch to all the equipment and services identified as needed*.
To help make our new school a centre of excellence we now call upon our community, past pupils and local businesses to support this amazing new educational opportunity by donating to the Linwood College Foundation. Please join with us in making the vision of a well-resourced school for our community a reality.
Together let us create a school which will provide every educational opportunity for all students, irrespective of background. Let us help each one to succeed to their potential.
*Items requiring funding:
• Technology and creative courses – specialised equipment
• The new Performance Centre fit out including retractable seating, lighting boards, stage curtains
and sound system
• Commercial kitchen specialist equipment
• Playgrounds for Year 7 and 8 students
• Furniture and equipment for the Kimihia Parental College, the teen parent unit
• Music recording equipment
• Bouldering – a rock climbing wall
• Whakairo (carvings) for the whare (meeting house)
• Pastoral care resourcing
• Trees, shrubs and general planting
I know that people are clear on how important a strong, local school is for strong, local communities. Donating to the new school will be a way for many people to help make this a reality.
Dick Edmundson – Principal Linwood College
As a current Linwood College parent, I know how great this school is and would love your help to make the new Te Aratai College amazing. Let us support our young people to become the best they can be. Sara Templeton, Christchurch City Councillor – Heathcote Ward