School Rebuild



Tō mātou kura, tō mātou mana, ō mātou wawata

Our school, our choice, our future


Linwood College is embarking on the process of a multi-million dollar, whole-school  rebuild, with planning having started in 2017. We see this as a huge opportunity to create a school that meets the needs of its diverse community. We are lucky enough to have the support of an enthusiastic group of parents and past students who share this dream.


The first step is to connect.

Linwood College draws its students from a large and diverse pool of communities – from Bromley to Scarborough.  We see this diversity as a great opportunity – to create a school that teaches cultural literacy as well as academic proficiency.  We visited our community during 2017 to talk to parents and community groups about what they want to see reflected in the new school.



Diverse people. Common goals.

Parents from all walks of life agree on one thing: they want the best for their kids.  The rebuild is an opportunity to explore new thinking about education. It's an opportunity to define what is most important to you. The following questions and events were planned as part of the investigation into the community vision.


Do you want your children to have opportunities in the performing arts?

Do you want to see more science facilities?

Do you want your children to experience diversity?

Do you want them to be prepared for tertiary study?


What future do you dream of for your kids?

What opportunities will they need to succeed? We need your input to shape our new high school.


Get involved.

It's easy to be a part of the vision for the new school. You just need a few minutes to share your views.


Do it online.

There is an online survey available here.


Visit our Community Cafes.

Community Cafes are public workshop sessions, open to anyone.





Mt Pleasant Yacht Club, Scott Park, Main Road, Mt Pleasant (just over the Ferrymead Bridge)

Tuesday 14 June

7.30 – 930 pm


Redcliffs Bowling Club, 11 James Street, Redcliffs

Wednesday 15 June

 7 pm – 9 pm


Lyttelton Primary School, Oxford St, Lyttelton

Tuesday 21st June

7 pm – 9 pm


Bromley Community Centre, 45 Bromley Road, Bromley

Wednesday 22nd June

 5 pm – 7 pm


Woolston Development Project

497 Ferry Road, Woolston

Friday 24th June

10 am – 12 noon



Earlier in 2017, visits took place at local markets and supermarkets.

We'll be setting up at popular shopping destinations to share this opportunity to be a part of the new school.







Community Market

31  Bromley Road


Sunday 29th May

11am – 2 pm

Countdown Supermarket

Thursday 2nd  June

3.15 – 5.15 pm

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

Saturday 4th June

9.30 – 12.30

Opawa Farmers Market

275 Fifield Tce

Sunday 5th June

10 am – 12 noon

 Woolston Supermarket

Tuesday 7th June

10 – 12 noon

Sumner Supermarket

Wednesday 8th June

3.15 – 5.15 pm

St Martins New World Supermarket

Thursday 9th June

3.15 – 5.15 pm

Lyttelton Supermarket

Friday 10th June

3.15 – 5.15 pm

Lyttelton Farmers Market

Saturday 11th June

10 am – 1 pm

Linwood market

Sunday 12th June

10 – 12 pm


Thursday 23rd June

11 – 1 pm


Friday 24th June

1 – 3 pm

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This is only the beginning.

This conversation will define what kind of school the community would like. The school and the Legacy Group of parents and past pupils are working together to strengthen ties between Linwood College and the wider community.

This group believes that for a school to thrive, it needs the support of its community. The aim is to help Linwood College become the school of choice – a place where students and parents feel connected and proud.



“We'll know we've succeeded if we can create a school which physically expresses the values and dreams of our families.”


- Richard Edmundson

Principal, Linwood College