hosts a specialist classroom facility for students who are verified
with ORS funding and have special learning needs.
fourteen students enrolled ranging in age from 12 years to 20
The students are
supported by two teachers and six teacher aides.
and Levels Taught
All students have
Personalised Learning plans and all areas of the curriculum are
adapted to meet student’s individual learning needs.
Educators in the
Special Needs Unit use the Key Competencies Pathway Document to
design and deliver an adapted curriculum.
The contexts for
learning in the Special Needs Unit are designed using the South
Pacific Educational Courses SPEC framework.
Using the key
competency framework the focus for learners is that they will
develop the capabilities required for living and lifelong
are delivered in class, school and community based
Head of Faculty
The special needs
unit is a fun place with lots of activity happening at all
times. Focus is on developing life skills, leisure
activities, self management skills and independence for
The unit also
provides many opportunities for students to participate in their
and Special Activities
A snap shot of a
typical week for a student in the special needs class
- Attending tutor
- Attending school
- Attending canoe
- Attending levels
- Attending school
sports and cultural events including celebrations
outings daily to a range of local facilities e.g. parks, shops,
- SPEC work –
Literacy and Numeracy focus
- Riding for
- Life skills
- Art and
- Health and
fitness programme – includes Dance and Jump Jam
- ICT – including
Touchscreen computers and IPADS
Students are a
valued and included part of the school community.
students work with a range of visiting therapists to support
include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language
therapists, psychologists and other outside agencies supporting the
people considering enrolment are most welcome.
We can be
contacted on 07 3789304 ext 831 or email@example.com