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Kimihia | Linwood College: July 2021

Upcoming events

Monday 26 July - Start of Term 3

26/27/28 July - Presentation of Career Pathways and Option Selection Process

29 July - Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m.

2-6 August – Cook Islands Language Week

3-6 August – Southern Jam Music Festival

9/16/23 August – Option Selection process through Career Central

Tuesday 17 August – Teacher Only Day – no school for students


Matariki: celebrating what has always been with us

by Richard Edmundson

Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori! Wishing us all a happy Māori New Year!

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Emerging Leadership Conference

by Noeline Laufiso

Hundreds of Christchurch’s emerging leaders have gathered at Christ's College for a one-day leadership conference for Year 12 students. Noeline Laufiso shares her experience of the day.

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Kōwhai House Deans' Report

by Jane Schroeder

Kia ora e te whānau o Kōwhai.

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Karaka House Deans' Report

by Robbie Timo & Amelia Painter

Kia ora koutou, and warm greetings from Karaka house.

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Waiporoporo House Deans' Report

by Lukas Davidson & Sig Koop

Kia ora, Talofa lava and warm greetings from Waiporoporo house.

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Kākāriki House Deans' Report

by Nick Colville

An Introduction to the Kākāriki Whānau.

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Term 2 School Lunches Survey

by School Lunches Admin Support

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Duke of Edinburgh International Award

by Joshua Foundation

Recently our students Boadicea Lynch, Caitlin Tempelton, Chelsea Smith, Shymara Shaynese and Piper Stewart received awards from Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

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Te Pou Toetoe (Linwood Pool): Focus Group

by Rosanna Katene

A group of Linwood College students were asked to be part of a Te Pou Toetoe focus group.

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Creative Writing at its Best

by Jodine Hardwick

This term, Year 11 students have been focusing on both creative and formal writing. The finished products were fantastic. Here is a selection of some of the wonderful submissions we received.

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Year 12 Physics Trip

by Melanie Blomfield

In April our Year 12 Physics class went to the University of Canterbury to learn about Rutherford’s experiment and radiation for our Year 12 Physics topic “Atomic and Nuclear Physics.”

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House Spelling Bee

by Deborah Young

LCŌ super spellers in action.

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My Holidays were LIT

by Paul O'Connor

Keeping students engaged in literacy over the two-week break.

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Mae Ibo and Alex Peralta stopping for lunch during the Level 1 and 2 Geography outing. 

Quake City and Bacon Brothers

by Kate Munro

On the 17th of June, Level 1 and 2 Geography did a class outing to Quake City followed by a sponsored burger and drinks at Bacon Brothers.

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Tāhuhu Term 2

by Carla Taiaroa

Wow, I can’t believe it is the end of Term 2 already and what a fantastic term it has been!

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Reuben Howland, Isaiah Ramsay, Johnrick Maravilla, Trish, Leof Cusi, Juliana Aguilar, Nicole Lopez, Upashna Karki, Tanya Raj and John Radovonivh.

Hockey at Linwood College

by Charlotte Cottrell

Year 7 & 8s Taking the Field

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House Netball Competition

by Deborah Young

A fun-filled week of lunchtime netball games in our house competitions.

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Juniors Baking their Way Through Technology

by David Draper

Year 9 students have recently explored the technology curriculum by baking a variety of food items.

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Access to Period Products Initiative

by Ministry of Education

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Year 9 Drama Commedia Del’Arte Masks

by Samantha Boyce-Da Cruz

Melodrama masks and design.

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TPT Visits the Southern Centre: Multi-sensory experience

by James Lowe

Our ORS and equivalent students had an opportunity this term to participate in a sensory experience programme.

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Pūhoro/STEM Wānanga

by Angela Johnson

Linwood College students attending the second Wānanga at Ara.

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Year 12 Goes Epic

by Samantha Boyce-Da Cruz

Year 12 Drama and Music students try a new type of theatre.

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Having a Blast

by Siegrun Koop

Level 2 Tourism and Social Action for Life field trip to Hanmer Springs.

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Drawing with Found Objects

by Emily Whiteman

Year 9 Visual Art have been exploring drawing in different ways, to extend their ideas about drawing.

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Amber's tote bag

House Colour Applique

by Miriam Bugler

Designing and creating a motif to decorate a simple bag or lavalava.

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Outstanding Garment Recycling

by Miriam Bugler

Year 10 Fabric Technology students have been upcycling second hand garments to expand their wardrobes and save the environment at the same time.

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Junior Digital Technologies

by Amelia Painter

Programming robots is a fun way of learning computational thinking.

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