We are a special school located in the central Auckland suburb of Mt Roskill. Our students are aged from 5 to 21 years old and have Intellectual and Physical disabilities and other complex needs. The staffing, programmes and environment we offer are tailored to the individual needs of our students.
All of our students qualify for Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) funding under the Ministry of Education which provides for therapy and support staff input plus an additional teaching allocation so that we can maintain small class sizes in which we implement Individual Education Plans (IEP) for all of our students.
These plans are at the centre of our work and are written in close consultation with family/whanau who meet six monthly with professional staff to write goals and outcomes and review achievement. Communication and co-operative work with families/whanau are fundamental to our success and occur formally and informally via daily notebooks, Seesaw, newsbooks, devices with recorded messages, phonecalls, email contact, appointments with health agencies and face-to-face meetings at home and at school.
We recognize that staff are our most valuable resource and support staff to engage in targeted professional development opportunities of every kind that are consistent with our strategic goals and support the learning of our students.