Central Auckland Specialist School opened on the 28 January 2018. We were formed from the merger of Carlson School for Cerebral Palsy and Sunnydene Special School. Both schools had a long history in central Auckland and offered, targeted teaching and learning for students, some of whom have complex needs. These areas of specialist knowledge and practices have been carried through into our new school.

Along with a number of satellite classes in local schools in central Auckland, we also continue a successful Outreach service supporting ORS funded students in their mainstream schools.

Carlson School opened in 1954 in Gillies Ave, Epsom, and Sunnydene School opened in Canada Street, Auckland City in 1934. Both were closed on the 27th of January 2018.

A new purpose-built facility will be constructed within the next 2-3 years, in the meantime we continue to operate across multiple sites.

Our Vision