Welcome to Parkside School
Parkside School opens for term 1 2022 
Tuesday 1st February

A huge thank you to all parents, carers, families and whanau for their support and understanding throughout 2021. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2022.

Current Covid 19 Protocols updated 10.12.2021


*Asbestos removal from Parkside School 17-28th January, see notice* 14.01.22

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Parkside School is nationally recognised for working with students who fall into the broad categories of profound, severe and moderate disability. We strive to create the most effective learning programme for students aged from five to twenty-one years, to maximise their potential in preparation for the whole of life. Our Curriculum is designed to respond to an individual student's needs in a holistic way. The core pre-requisite to a Child’s success at Parkside School is the open, co-operative relationship forged between the Family-Whanau and the School.

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Term Dates 2022

Term 1 

Tuesday 1 February - Thursday 14 April

MARCH Transition Information Evening 


Monday 7 February Waitangi Day

15-19 April Easter Holidays

Term 2

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July


Monday 6 June Queen's Birthday

Friday 24 June Matariki

TBA teacher only day 

Term 3

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September


TBA teacher only day 

Term 4

Monday 17 October - Wednesday 14 December


Monday 24 October Labour Day

TBA Family Fun Day

Principal's Welcome

Tena Koutou Katoa!  A heartfelt welcome to Parkside School!

Here at Parkside Specialist School we work as a kati tima of students, teachers, teacher aides, therapists, parents, carers and whanau. We all work together to promote and progress the best educational interests of all Tamariki who attend our school.
At Parkside Specialist School every student has their own Individual Education Plan or Transition plan. These centre on the ngakau nui and unique requirements of every student and support their academic work. Our curriculum is an adapted form of the New Zealand curriculum and covers core subjects alongside additional areas of learning that have a strong link to functional skills and developing Manaakitanga and independence for all.
At Parkside we are determined every student is offered the opportunity to become their best self with the tautoko and guidance of our positive, and talented staff. Students are our focus at all times and working together we aim high so our students can reach their sky!
It is a privilege and joy to be the current Principal at Parkside Specialist School. Please come visit – our wonderful students would love to show you their amazing array of pukenga and talent.