Nau mai, haere mai ki te kura o Waitaha

Welcome to Waitaha School

Excellence in Special Education

Haere mai, welcome to Waitaha School,

We are so very pleased that you have taken the time to 'virtually' visit our school. I am very proud to be Principal of Waitaha School and each day I am overwhelmed with the outstanding achievements of our young people.

Waitaha School has a strong sense of community and is very well supported by our Board of Trustees.

Our goal is to provide a learning environment which is safe, caring and provides exciting innovative learning. Please take time to explore our website and let our young people show you their stories.


Ngā mihi nui

Maureen


About us

Waitaha School is a state-funded specialist school for school students with special needs aged 5 – 21 years. We are an accredited fund holder for ORS verified special needs students. As of 2021, Waitaha School has satellite provision at West Rolleston School (Te Pā Harakeke ), Knightstream School (Te Tupu Harakeke) and Rolleston College (Te Rito Harakeke). Waitaha School teaching staff have teaching experience in specialist areas.


The school has input from a range of specialists employed directly by the school including speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, and a physiotherapist.



Te Pū Harakeke - Our School Waiata

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Positive Culture for Living - Waitaha Wide

Te hoakitanga (purpose): To grow happy, successful, independent people equipped with the skills for living, enabling them to actively contribute within their communities and beyond.

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Our locations

Base School

12 Lemonwood Drive

Rolleston

033441243

Te Pā Harakeke

West Rolleston School

327 Dunns Crossing Road

Rolleston

0272065228

Te Tupu Harakeke

Knight Stream School

1 Killarney Avenue

Halswell

0272061772

Te Rito Harakeke

Rolleston College

631 Springston Rolleston Road

Rolleston

0272028343