Hero photograph


Charlotte Cottrell —

Linwood College is very lucky to have a University bound enrichment program called Hōpara, in conjunction with Canterbury University.

Hōpara means, to explore or traverse the (metaphorical) landscape and find options. A small group of Year 11, 12 & 13 students meet regularly with specially trained UC mentors who support and guide our students towards a possible future at university. Hōpara also includes sessions led by university professors, careers advisors, Māori and Pasifika advisors and support our students with well-being, study skills, scholarships and being self-directed learners beyond high school.

This is the second year that this program has run and other schools are looking at this program due to its success. Lockdown has yet again got in the way and put a hold on our visits to UC, but the mentors will be back in the school this week.