Ascensiones in Corde – Highways in the Heart
Our international students add significant value to the social fabric of our College community by bringing different cultures and values into our everyday College life. Currently we have students from Thailand, China, Japan, Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Germany and Futuna.
We offer international students a comprehensive and encompassing education; many of them go on to seek teritary education in New Zealand. All our international students board within the College campus and homestays are arranged for all public and school holidays.
International students, whose first language is not English receive up to three hours a week of English language tuition. Their English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, their vocabulary level and grammar knowledge are assessed, and an individual programme is developed for them.
INSPIRE | INSTIL | ASPIRE
Central to the College is our Special Character which is focused on three areas; Religious Studies, Worship and Pastoral Care. Lindisfarne is affiliated to the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa – New Zealand and it is this Christian foundation that is the heart of the school’s Special Character, the focal point from which all school activities flow.
Developing men of Good Character has long been our aim at Lindisfarne College. We guide our boys to discover their own strength of character through our values-based approach to learning where boys develop a strong moral compass of core values and personal attributes.
Through our well-established Christian Education programme, as well as College Chapel services and Assemblies, we are able to provide key opportunities for all of our students to explore their faith and purpose and to consider how they relate to their daily lives and those of others.
We have exceptionally talented and committed staff who understand the educational and pastoral needs of boys.
Staff are committed to their professional development, continually upskilling in their areas of expertise locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. All our staff coach a summer and/or a winter sport or co-curricular activity. We believe this is key to developing strong teacher-student relationships enhancing and enriching their educational experience.
Lindisfarne College recognises the importance of personally knowing and understanding our students. Small class sizes enable our teachers to build strong positive relationships that allow an individualised approach to student learning.
With small class sizes our teachers are able to cater to their students
Our NCEA results place us year after year amongst the top-performing boys-only schools in New Zealand, allowing many of our students to command advantageous and scholarship places at leading universities both in New Zealand and overseas.
Our future-focussed teaching and learning environment takes a balanced approach to educational delivery including access to a comprehensive digital literacy programme supported by our commitment to investment in ICT which will enable students to leave us with an education relevant to the workforce of the 21st century.
Sport is an essential part of student development at the College with participation in both summer and winter sport an integral part of school life. Students can choose a sport that interests them from a range of different options, which cater for different athletic abilities.
Each year our young sportsmen enjoy considerable success in regional and national competitions. All of our top sports teams consistently perform well and add to the pride the boys feel as members of the College.
Lindisfarne encourages students to participate in many different cultural activities from art, music and performance to Kapa Haka, debating and drama.
Music is strongly supported with talented music teachers who encourage the creative flair of students. There are also many co-curricular activities in which students can show off their dramatic talents, including an annual production which is often in partnership with our sister school Iona College and local schools Woodford House and Hastings Girls
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.