Special Programmes

Under Development

Feeling Safe

Our school based sexuality education programme plays an integral part in teaching children about sexuality, based on their family beliefs and values, and their child's ability. Our classroom based programme supports the whanau in this goal, and is facilitated by the class teacher and teacher aides, and supported by the school psychologist through short video clips, discussion and visual supports. 

 
Special Olympics

Our High School and Te Waka Tapiwha students participate in Special Olympics sports during the year. These include Athletics , Football and Regional championship football, Basketball, Tenpin Bowling and swimming. The aim for Special Olympics is to encourage participation and inclusion, whilst still incorporating the competitive aspect of sports. Those students who enjoy this have the opportunity to go to Ribbon days and compete against other Auckland Special Schools.

Families can access after school sports through Counties Special Olympics. Contact information can be found here

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Work experience

Once our students reach 18 years of age, they have the opportunity to participate in our work experience programme to help prepare them for life after education.

 
Intensive Interaction

Intensive Interaction is an approach designed to help people at early levels of development. It teaches and develops the 'Fundamentals of Communication'. 

You can find more information here

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TACPAC-Communication through touch and music

Tacpac draws together touch and music to create a structured half hour of sensory communication between two people. Tacpac creates sensory alignment and helps people of any age who have sensory impairment, developmental delay, complex learning difficulties, tactile defensiveness, and limited or pre-verbal levels of communication.

Find more information here

 
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PMP is a programme which aims to develop the child’s perceptions and understandings of him/herself in relation to his/her world through movement and motor experiences. It develops the foundation skills for learning. It is carried out in a group setting and is usually supported by the occupational therapist or physiotherapist. The activities within the group are tailored to the students.

Perceptual Motor Programme