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 9, September 2019

Ngā mihi mahana kia koutou.  Warm greetings to you all.

Its been a busy term, with the students getting involved with their learning both in school and out in the community.  Classes have enjoyed their visits to the National Aquarium, local parks and waterways as part of our conservation focus.  The end of Term 3 is looming, and with it we see the end of another winter, which I am sure everyone is ready for after all of the colds flu and bugs that have affected students, staff and our whānau this term.  

 

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Newsletter 8, August 2019

Ngā mihi mahana kia koutou.  Warm greetings to you all.

Congratulations to our Kapa Haka students who did really well at the Tamatea Kapa Haka festival.  It is not easy to perform in front of so many people, and I was so proud to see how our students stood tall and sang their hearts out. Thanks to everyone who last week sent in cans for the “Watties Cans for Good” Salvation Army collection. Not only is this a great cause to support, it also provided lots of fun Maths learning opportunities.

Well Done everyone!!

 

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