Supported Learning

The Supported Learning Centre makes learning an enjoyable, stimulating and worthwhile experience and empowers students to achieve in education and in the community.

The Centre has a focus on community participation and the wider community It provides an individualized education programme formulated in consultation with

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Families/whanau
  • Outside agencies.

Specialist Staff

Our staff include specialist staff who provide educational support for students with disabilities:

  • Teachers trained in Special Education
  • Teacher Aides and therapists from Group Special Education and therapists contracted through ACC.

Educational Support

The Centre supports ORS and ACC funded students through participation in:

  •  Subject choices as described in the school prospectus, where appropriate. 
  •  Subject tutorials to enable students to achieve personal success. 
  •   Internal and external examination opportunities as appropriate. 
  •   Adapted educational programmes with a focus on community participation. 
  •   Appropriate support for students in all settings.

    School and Community Based Learning In Preparation For a Satisfying Adult Life

  • Personal and social development. 
  •  Sport, leisure, recreation, and cultural programmes. 
  •  Preparation for independent living. 
  •  Transition to tertiary/alternative options. 
  • Co-operation with other agencies.

Therapy Support


  • Group Special Education and ACC contracted therapists.
  • Adaptive equipment and programmes to enable students to access education and the wider community.
  • Care management.


Enquiries are welcome for secondary school age (12-21 years) students who have special learning needs and associated conditions such as:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Curriculum Adaption

or other disabilities that require specialized individual intervention.

For further information contact the Learning Team Leader, Jenny Mackenzie, on 03 3855687 or at

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