Kate Donald

Class of: 2008
School: Linwood College
Scholarship Partner: Westpac Banking Corporation


Alongside her love for the range of Sciences, Kate also has natural ability in the Performing Arts and at school this talent was highlighted when she played the lead role in the school's production of Cabaret. She was awarded the prize for Most Outstanding Performance. Over and above her talents in the Arts and Sciences, Kate displayed leadership qualities at Linwood College and was involved in several outreach committees.

In everything that Kate sets her mind to, she sets high standards for herself. Both Linwood College's Assistant Principal and Tony Harris at Westpac picked up on Kate's positive approach to education and extra-curricular life. At the time that she was awarded at First Foundation Scholarship, Tony declared that Kate fitted well with Westpac's view of "making the most of life".

She completed a Bachelor of Science, with a focus on Biology from The University of Canterbury and in 2017 embarked on a Masters in Science Communication, specifically science and natural history filmmaking at the University of Otago.

Kate is starting a new adventure into her dream career. She is starting her own business in conjunction with Vet Clinics in Christchurch where she does dog physiotherapy and rehabilitation.