Past Pupils

Keep in touch

We thank and recognise the achievements of our Past Pupils

The Alumni of Linwood College is one of Linwood College’s taonga – treasures. We want to keep in touch with all our past pupils, know about your achievements and provide opportunities for us to come together at significant times in our history.
To do this we need to keep in contact with you. Please ensure you are enrolled on the Alumni register.


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Class Photos

If you attended Linwood between 1954 and 2004 we hold copies of your class photos. We are selling digital images of these photos for $20. If  you would like a copy please email

Looking for a Past Pupil?

If you would like to get in contact with a Past Student, we can, on occasion, advertise this when our next newsletter goes out, email

June 2021 Beverley Reekie is looking for her old school pal Linda Kirby nee Rowe 1966-1967 . If you know her, please get her to get in touch with the Linwood College Foundation.

June 2021 G William Bennett is looking for Steve Duffy, Ross Lang, Susan Wily or Wiley from 1962-64. If you are one of these people, please get in touch with the Linwood College Foundation..


To find a list of Past Pupils who are now deceased please click here.



Our People

Celeste Donovan

Born in: 1980

City Councillor - Coastal Ward elected 2021
Sir Kerry Burke

Born in: 1943

Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House, History teacher
Fiona Pears

Born in: 26 June 2021

International Musician
Llew Summers

Born in: July 21 1947

Dr William ‘Bill’ Whiten

Born in: 1942

Mathematician and mineralogist
Victor Rodger

Born in: 1969

Kevin E Trenberth

Born in: 8 November 1944

Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth is a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section (CAS) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Leonie Wilkinson
Housing Strategist