Special Education Department
Takapuna Grammar School’s Special Education Department is the only example of its kind on the North Shore. Our Department is embedded into the culture of the wider school and offers an inclusive community feeling while providing specialist teaching and learning.
Our students are verified under the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) and we cater for students with a range of physical and learning challenges.
We can provide a wide range of opportunities for students to be involved with the wider school, with suitable students being in mainstream classes through to others engaging in social opportunities in daily whanau form time and house activities.
Teaching & Learning
Our curriculum is focused on the needs of our students and is underpinned by a student’s individual education plan. Our programmes include literacy, numeracy and physical education as well as a varied programme of functional life skills that include travel training, food technology and work experience opportunities. The curriculum is delivered through a mixture of whole class, small group and individual lessons.
We have an on-site therapy team comprising occupational therapist, speech and language therapist and physiotherapist. Being on-site allows our therapy team to be proactive with support when needed.
Transition (Leaving Secondary School)
A strong focus is placed on work experience and life skills in a student’s last few years at school. Opportunities are available within the school environment as well as in the local community.
If your child would benefit from a nurturing environment, where a multidisciplinary team of specialists provide teaching and learning centered on promoting independence and functional life skills, please contact our Head of Department Michele Brooke on [email protected] or (09) 489 4167 extn 9617