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 11, November 2018

Kia ora koutou e te whānau

Thank you all for your understanding and support last week when school was closed due to the teachers and principals strike action.  We do understand that this causes difficulties for our families, but we feel strongly that something must be done that will begin to fix the crisis that we are facing in schools across our country.  We will be voting within the next two weeks either to accept or reject the Governments latest offer....

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Newsletter 10, September 2018

Kia ora koutou e te whanau

Thank you to our parent community for your understanding and support during the recent teachers strike.  Speaking with staff, and colleagues and reading the comments on news articles, many teachers and principals are not very happy with the newest offer that Ministry of Education has made, as it does not address our main concerns regarding additional teacher support for students with special educational needs, or work load, and retention of teachers.  

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