All of our students qualify for Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) funding under the Ministry of Education which provides for therapy and support staff input plus an additional teaching allocation so that we can maintain small classes of five to six students in which we implement Individual Education Plans (IEP) for all of our students.
These plans are at the centre of our work and are written in close consultation with family/whanau who meet six monthly with professional staff to write goals and outcomes and review achievement. Communication and co-operative work with families/whanau are fundamental to our success and occur formally and informally via daily notebooks, newsbooks, devices with recorded messages, phonecalls, email contact, appointments with health agencies and face-to-face meetings at home and at school.
We recognize that staff are our most valuable resource and work hard to implement our mission, together: To meet challenge with courage and compassion. We support staff to engage in targeted professional development opportunities of every kind that are consistent with our strategic goals and within the scope of our budget.
We have a range of spaces for teaching and learning. We understand the value that technology can add to the lives of our students and make every effort to provide the most up-to-date and effective technological support possible.