Te Waka Tapawha is our unit for 18-21 year olds where our focus is Joyful Transition into Adulthood. Our varied programme allows our students to develop their work skills, build friendships and explore leisure activities. At Te Waka Tapawha, we value student voice and use this to inform our programming. We encourage students to find their own unique voice, to develop confidence and self-agency to become key stakeholders in their lives, as they plan for their exciting next steps. Among the learning opportunities at Te Waka Tapawha, we have Aqua Aerobics at Franklin Pool, getting fit at Body Blast, a functional skills program and a cooking club, not to mention an exceptional work experience program where students are able to develop their skills while contributing to the local workforce. It is a fun and dynamic environment where no day is quite like the other. 

Te Waka Tapawha