Learning Areas

  • The Arts are powerful forms of expression that recognize, value and contribute to the unique bicultural and multicultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand, enriching the lives of all New Zealanders. The Arts have their own distinct languages that use both verbal and non-verbal conventions, mediated by selected processes and technologies.

  • English is the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences English studies at Linwood Collegeand in a variety of text forms. Learning English encompasses learning the language, learning through the language, and learning about the language.   

  • In Health Education and Physical Education, the focus is on the well-being of the students themselves, of other people, and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts.

  • Learning a new language provides a means of communicating with people from another culture and exploring one’s own personal world.
    Languages are inseparably linked to the social and cultural contexts in which they are used. Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Every language has its own ways of expressing meanings; each has
    intrinsic value and special significance for its users.

  • Mathematics is an excellent vehicle for the development and improvement of a person’s intellectual competence in logical reasoning, spatial awareness, analysis and abstract thought. Students develop numeracy, reasoning, thinking skills, and problem solving skills through the learning and application of mathematics.

  • The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions. Claude Levi-Strauss (French Philosopher, b.1908).

    Science is the way we investigate, understand and explain the natural world, human technologies and the Universe. An understanding of science is very important as it is used to advance economic growth and improve the hauora or health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

  • He tangata, He tangata, He tangata.

    Students within the Social Sciences will develop an understanding of the complex range of interactions which continue to shape their lives and the world in which they live. They will appreciate that their world is continually changing, and will possess the positive attitudes and skills to work and live as successful citizens of a vibrant community.

  • Technology is intervention by design: the use of practical and intellectual resources to develop products and systems (technological outcomes) that expand human possibilities by addressing needs and realising opportunities. Adaptation and innovation are at the heart of technological practice. Quality outcomes result from thinking and practices that are informed, critical, and creative.

  • Kimihia Parents’ College is a Teen Parent Unit set up to provide a learning environment for pregnant teenagers or teenagers aged 19 and under who are parents. Students’ children can be cared for next door to our school in a purpose-built Early Learning Centre, though students are able to attend our school whose children are cared for by whanau, family or in other Early Learning Centres. Students are offered transport to and from school in vans with car-seats provided for babies and children.

  • Back at the beginning of 2014, Linwood College was extremely proud to welcome Year 7 & 8 students to their campus, making Linwood College a Year 7 to 13 college. The Year 7 & 8 area currently consists of four home room classrooms each with a primary-trained mentor (home-room) teacher. This is the base area for the Year 7 & 8 students.