Linwood College offers a multicultural, inclusive, caring environment in which international students are made very welcome. The College seeks to provide learning pathways to the future. It is ambitious and forward looking, with a curriculum designed to equip students to thrive in the modern world. Co-curricular activities, volunteer service projects and leadership opportunities combine to make Linwood an exciting place to be. Linwood is nationally recognized for its vibrant performing arts and provides first class sporting opportunities. We encourage students to be involved in the school community.
The College is close to the heart of a vibrant re-developing city that has stimulated huge economic investment and international interest for innovation. Also, few locations give such easy access to an amazing variety of scenery. With mountains, rivers and beaches less than an hour from the city, activities like surfing, swimming, cycling, walking, skiing and snowboarding are a big part of the Christchurch lifestyle.
International students have the opportunity to experience our beautiful natural environment and outdoor lifestyle with participation in an adventure programme which is unique in New Zealand.
Beyond secondary school there are excellent opportunities in Christchurch for further study with highly ranked universities, abundant part time work and future career options.
Nurturing and promoting the individual potential of your child is a serious and important responsibility. In that respect I am delighted that you are considering Linwood College for your child’s secondary education. Linwood College has an ambitious, diverse and forward-looking learning environment where every student is encouraged to achieve personal excellence, to get involved, to serve and to enjoy learning.
You can rely on our school to provide a stimulating and challenging learning programme, where high expectations motivate and bring out the best in our students. Teachers at Linwood are passionate about their subjects, deeply committed to the College and determined to draw the very best from each of their students. This, combined with a rich and stimulating range of sports, performing arts and cultural opportunities, really does mean that Linwood College students are able to explore their talents and interests, whether undiscovered or already developing, to the full.