Primary School Years 0 - 6
Intermediate School Years 7 & 8
Junior High School Years 9 & 10
Senior High School Years 11 - 13
Taipuna - Bilingual Learning and progression through the school
Ngaru Iti Years 0 – 5 learn in a Rumaki Reo class where their programme is in Te Reo Māori 100% of the time. Tamariki learn in total immersion environment based on the principles of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Waimārino Years 6 – 8 learn mainly in Te Reo Māori, however they begin to transition to English instruction as they progress. Students in Waimarino attend some with specialist teachers and attend the full range of Technology subjects and self-selected short courses. At the end of Year 8 tauira move into mainstream classes.
All students with identified learning needs are supported in classes with Teacher Aides as needed and where possible, adapted programmes and in some cases specialist equipment. A full time Special Needs Co-ordinator assesses students’ needs, allocates resources and supports staff to adapt their programmes as needed.
Some students find the classroom and school environment a challenge. Their needs are reviewed and some spend time in the Alternative Education facility located on site. Transition back into school is individualised and supported.
Senior students are offered opportunities through the Gateway and STAR programmes to explore next steps beyond school. These may include placement in businesses or courses that may lead to employment.