Special Education

The School has a number of programmes established to support students in need of special education assistance.  

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

This programme is available to support non-English speaking background students irrespective of whether they are immigrants or were born in New Zealand.  The School employs a trained ESOL teacher. 

Support for Special Teaching and Learning Programmes

The School provides teacher aide support for those students with special teaching and learning needs that cannot be adequately covered by the normal classroom programmes.  Each student in this programme has an individual education plan that is supported by the School, parents and RTLB.  Priority is given to students with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities and students with serious learning difficulties that can only be met with the assistance of one-to-one tuition.

Learning Assistance for Language and Mathematics

These programmes are aimed at providing extra guidance and small group support for those students who need additional assistance to remedy some of the difficulties they have with their reading, written language, speech or mathematics. 

Student Support Team

Lead by one of our Senior Management team, our School has established a student support team comprising the following support personnel:

  • Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB)
  • Group Special Education Support Officer
  • Health Nurse
  • Youth Aid Officer
  • RI Special Education Co-ordinator

This team meets regularly with the School’s Senior Management to discuss student welfare.