Linkwater School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a school roll of around 35.
The school draws its students from a vibrant community ranging from multi-generational farming families to families that have moved to the area more recently.
Linkwater School thrives on community input, and the grounds particularly are a product of this strong community support. Some examples are the bike track, tunnel house, multi-purpose court and orchard. Our pool and large playing field are enjoyed by our students and the wider community.
The school has a well-stocked library and a strong IT programme to ensure our children are keeping up with the skills required to be 21st century lifelong learners. Several external programmes, such as Kiwi Can, Enviroschools and the Kids Edible Garden Programme are an integral part of the school week.
Our school promotes education outside the classroom to give purpose and context to learning. Our children are involved in overnight camps, skiing, fundamental skills, music festivals, inter-school activities with our Pelorus school cluster. The students also work on community projects such as the Kaipupu Point restoration and Link Pathway. We have the perfect role model with Anakiwa Outward Bound just around the corner.
At Linkwater School we encourage the students and school community to value:
- Empathy - understanding other people’s feelings, opinions, ideas; caring and showing compassion
- Honesty - being open, trustworthy and truthful to ourselves and to others
- Perseverance - showing commitment by not giving up, seeing something through to completion, putting in our best effort
- Positivity - looking on the bright side, recognising the good in things and people, giving new things a go
- Respect - caring about people and treating them with dignity, valuing others and ourselves, caring about the places that we live, work, learn and play in
- Responsibility - being dependable and reliable; showing accountability for our actions
- Service - giving to others and wanting to make a difference in their lives; making a worthwhile contribution
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