As of 11.59 pm on Tuesday 17 August 2021, Auckland is at Level 4 of the COVID Alert System and is in lockdown.


This means that CENTRAL AUCKLAND SPECIALIST SCHOOL is currently CLOSED for onsite teaching and learning. This includes all of our Satellite Classes.


Your child’s class teacher will be in touch with you about online learning.  Please check your child’s Seesaw app for further information.


For more information about the current lockdown, please check this website:



CASS is a place of learning for students who have an intellectual disability, many of whom also have physical, sensory or behavioural difficulties.  CASS serves the suburbs of Central Auckland. The students of the school range from 5 to 21 years of age.  All our students are funded under the Ministry of Education’s Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) for Special Education.

We provide quality learning programmes tailored to the individual needs of our students. Our classes typically have 5-8 students each with high teacher aide and therapy support alongside skilled and experienced teachers.

We also run a Specialist Teacher Outreach Service, which supports ORS-funded students to be fully included in their mainstream schools.

Ko te ahurei o te tamatai arahia ­­ō tātou mahi

Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work