How can Linwood Alumni help?

The Linwood College Foundation – Te Aratai College – A New School for our Community

When Linwood College reopens its doors in term two, 2022 it will be known as Te Aratai College. This is a change for Alumni but it begins an exciting new chapter in our school’s history.

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 great tonga – our past pupils to support this amazing new educational opportunity by donating to the Linwood College Foundation. Let us join together as other school do and make the vision of a well-resourced school for our next generation of students a reality.

Together we can 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.

It is only through education and by supporting where there is need, that we can transform our communities and create exciting futures for all our students.

*What do we need help to fund?

• 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

 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

 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

Donate: Please make your gift today by going to or
direct to the Linwood College Foundation Charitable Trust bank details: SBS 031369 0312180 00 All donations
tax deductible.

The Linwood College Foundation Charitable Trust was
established in 2018 to enable the community to support the development of the new school and its students.
Foundation enquiries: 021 2398946

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