Thank you for your interest in Linwood Avenue School.
Our school has
a strong place within the Linwood community, situated as it is within
the heart of the retail and business area. The school has a proud
history of successfully responding to and meeting the needs of its children, and working alongside parents and the wider community.
modern primary schools, we cater for a diverse range of students from a
wide variety of cultural backgrounds. To do that successfully we rely
on working well as a team, maintaining strong relationships between
staff and children, and with our families. We also benefit from very
good working relationships with educational agencies and helping
organisations across our community, including the Salvation Army, our
school social worker and Sport Canterbury.
programmes are well planned, and based on considered beliefs about what
makes the greatest difference to children's learning and development. We
not only use educational research but we also make good use of our own
experience from working with our children over time. We take an
innovative approach and look for ways to improve how effectively we meet
our children's needs. This is especially true for our core subjects of
English and mathematics.
benefit from a wide range of opportunities, including sport, music and
various cultural activities. We place a strong emphasis on building
life skills and character, based on an agreed set of school values and
our school learning competencies.
I have the
good fortune of working with a dedicated and skilful staff team, as well
as a highly supportive board of trustees and parent community. I look
forward to the opportunities we have to learn more about what works best
for our children and community, and to put this learning into practice.
Nga mihi nui