Linton Camp School is situated within the Linton Camp housing area, a short drive from Palmerston North. Most of our students have parents/whanau who work for the Army at Linton Camp. However, as a state school anyone can attend. Linton Camp School provides instruction for students from New Entrants to Year Eight. We also have a bilingual class catering for students in Years One to Three. We have an active Kapa Haka group, open to all students in the bilingual class, as well as students from Years Three to Eight.
'Owning our Learning, Owning our Future'
Owning our learning, owning our future is our school motto. It is an important part of teaching and learning at Linton Camp School. The reason for this is simple. When the learner has ownership of the learning they are more actively involved in that learning. This applies to adults and children alike. We work with our students to ensure they can tell others what level or stage they are on in Reading, Writing and Maths as well as what they have to do to get to the next level or stage. We also want them to be able to tell others what they are getting better at in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. On at least two occasions each year, we give our students the opportunity to share with their parents how they are owning their learning and therefore, their futures at student-led conferences. We have a Student Leadership team and a Head Boy and Girl. This group is responsible for running our weekly assemblies, and our Head Students speak at the ANZAC Service in Camp.
Our school has four key values which every student and staff member aims to embody. These values are taught daily and students earn Values Cards for displaying them in their learning and behaviour. When students earn Values Cards they contribute to their whanau house points tally. Students who have earned Values Cards also go into a draw to win prizes at our school assembly.
The four values are:
Maruwehi - Respect
Whanaungatanga - Relationships
Whakahī - Pride
Manawaroa - Resilience
Our school has two playgrounds, a netball court, a basketball court and a large field for students to use. We access the full-sized swimming pool in Linton Camp, and all classes use the well-resourced Linton Community Library. Each classroom is fitted with flat-screen panels and Apple TV. Each classroom has its own set of iPads and access to modern Chromebooks. Every classroom space has been modernized so they are warm, colourful and safe for tamariki to learn in.