Our Learning

Linkwater School offers a range of programmes to students throughout the week, both inside and outside the classroom.

Kiwi Can

The Graeme Dingle Foundation run this values based programme.  Kiwi can facilitators take the students through a variety of fun activities that reinforce the school values.


We are a Beyond Green-Gold Enviroschool.  Check out our wonderful padlet that is a timeline of our journey since 2006 and we are still adding to it today. Our Enviro Leaders meet once a week to lead our school programme. Our learning is integrated through our guiding principle of Kaitiakitanga.

Kids Edible Garden

The Kids Edible Garden Programme (KEGs) runs weekly on Wednesday afternoons when a facilitator comes in to work with the students in the garden.  The programme is supported by Marlborough District Council.  Check out our Blog!

Kapa haka and te ao Māori

The whole school participates weekly in Kapa Kaha with Matua Hone.  Our Ākonga enjoy practising their waiata throughout the week and work towards Taiopenga, a Māori Arts Festival held in October each year in Blenheim. 

We are very fortunate to have our Kaumātua who is an important figure in te ao Māori. Matua Hone guides us on how to  preserve history and tradition, he nurtures future generations, passing on his knowledge and wisdom and provides guidance and leadership for our kura. 

Technology - Year 7 & 8

On selected Monday's throughout the year, the Year 7 & 8 students travel to the Marlborough Technology Centre, based at Bohally School, for practical aspects of the Technology curriculum.  

The centre has the facilities to teach all areas of the curriculum: Materials Technology, (textiles, wood, metal, and plastics), Biotechnology, Food Technology, Electronics and Control, Digital Technology, Structures and Mechanisms and Production and Process Technology. Design & Graphics are an integral part of all areas.