An Empty Ocean Road

“A definitive history charting the early development of surfing and surfing culture in the South Island, which includes over 250 photographs, written by someone who was there, Kaikoura surfer, writer and ex Linwood High pupil, Ian Surgenor.”

Donation recognition

We all recall the high calibre of the many different types of performances which were staged at Linwood College in the past. This tradition will continue at Te Aratai but in a little more comfort than in our previous accommodation! Become a Seat donor at $250 and have your donation recognized within the school in […]

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 […]

Why Our New School Needs Your Help

Past pupil Margaret Foster MNZM (née Bray) inspiring a young Linwood student

Linwood College Rebuild Fund

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 […]


Ernie Poole Ernie Pool was one of a group of influential staff members at Linwood High School in the late 1950s and 1960s. Poole was a stalwart of the Social Science Department, and a key player in the school’s cadet programme. Poole went on to become the commanding officer of the Nelson, Marlborough Westcoast and […]

A Fit Out Fit for Our Students

Linwood College is being rebuilt, offering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lift the educational experience of pupils from the zone who will attend the school. But to do it properly we will need your help. Unfortunately the fit out budget provided by the Ministry of Education is very lean.  Items we are seeking the support of Past […]

Arthurs Pass Hut

Do you have fond memories of time spent at the college’s Arthurs Pass Hut? Do you have maintenance skills and be keen on doing some hours of maintenance on the building? Maybe you have a few similarly skilled friends who would be keen to join you. If so we would like you to get in […]

Foundation Update

The Linwood College Foundation Charitable Trust got underway in earnest in April 2019 with its launch at the Farewell Reunion event held that month. Funds donated to date have come from various sources including Past pupils, local churches and businesses.  We have also been very fortunate with the donation of goods in kind. Local media […]