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Welcome to Parkside School
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.

Parkside School will remain closed until Tuesday 7 February

Principal's message 28.01.23 re. Auckland weather event

Update 30.01.23

Auckland remains in a State of Emergency and more adverse weather is expected over the next few days. After weighing up advice from the MoE and the particular circumstances of the school, the BoT has decided that the school should remain closed for the next two days. Your child's teacher will be in touch by tomorrow at the latest. A decision will be made on Wednesday whether it is safe to open on Thursday. As always, the safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and whanau are our top priority. Please get in touch if you need support.

Further update 30.01.23

In line with instructions from the Secretary of Education, the school will be closed until the 7th February.

With the possibility of further weather damage leading to more disruption, the Secretary for Education has directed that schools, kura, early learning services and Tertiary institutions in the Auckland region (Wellsford to Pukekohe) must close for physical attendance and instruction until 7 February.

Teachers will be reaching out to parents and carers tomorrow.

Health and Safety protocols for Covid 19 October 2022

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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.


Term 1 

Start date: Tuesday 31 January - End date: Thursday 6 April

Term events and additional closures:

  • Monday 6 February Waitangi Day SCHOOL CLOSED

Term 2

Start date: Monday 24 April - End date: Friday 30 June

Term events and additional closures: 

  • Tuesday 25 April Anzac Day SCHOOL CLOSED

  • Monday 5 June King's Birthday SCHOOL CLOSED

Term 3

Start date: Monday 17July - End date: Friday 22 September

Term events and additional closures: 

  • none to date

Term 4

Start date: Monday 9 October - End date: Wednesday 13 December

Term events and additional closures:

  • Monday 23 October Labour Day SCHOOL CLOSED

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