Learn. Achieve. Succeed.

Through whānau and families, staff, and students working together, we know we can learn, achieve, and succeed as individuals and as a community.

Haere mai, Afio mai a, Malo e me’a mai, Aere mai, Fakaalofa atu, welcome. We are a school where all learners are valued and celebrated. We strive for excellence in all that we do.

Holistic Learning

Our team of professional and dedicated Support Staff, Teachers, and Specialists work together to design quality educational programmes for students with special learning needs. We teach the New Zealand Curriculum with a focus on the key competencies, to provide a holistic programme which is centred on the individual needs of each student.

Our Students

Our students are aged between 5 and 21 years of age, and learn either at our Base School in Taradale, or in one of our satellite classes at Nelson Park School, Tamatea Primary School, Tamatea Intermediate, and Tamatea High School. Many of our young adult students enjoy preparing for life after school at Te Rangimarie, our Transition Centre in Bridge Pa.

Our Kaupapa & Guiding Principle

'Whānau Ako - Learning Together'. For all students to be proud of who they are; learning, achieving and successfully participating in their community.

Our Specialist Team - FAST

We are dedicated in providing specialist services for our students and family whānau to support successful educational outcomes.

We are dedicated in providing specialist services for our students and family whānau to support successful educational outcomes. Our Staff and FAST provide a seamless service for our students and their family whānau. We work closely with family whānau, our teaching and support staff, and outside agencies such as the Child Development Service (CDS) and the Ministry of Education to ensure a holistic and collaborative approach. Our Staff embed specialist programmes into our students’ school day. Specialists goals align with the New Zealand Curriculum and Key Competencies.

Latest News

Newsletter 5, May 2019

Kia ora koutou e te whānau

It is always lovely to have our students all together as a whole school at assembly. Everyone enjoys seeing what other classes have been up to over the term.  I am always extremely proud of our older students who are fine role models for our juniors. Congratulations to our students who received a certificate at Assembly last week.  


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Newsletter 4, May 2019

Kia ora koutou e te whānau

Welcome to our new students and their whānau.  We welcome Tina Brightwell to staff.  Tina who is fluent in NZ Sign Language, Te Reo and English will be working at in our High School classes.  Welcome also to Elen Nathan, who is joining the FAST team.  Elen is an Occupational Therapist who has many years experience within special education.....  


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