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 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
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.
12 Lemonwood Drive
Te Pā Harakeke
West Rolleston School
327 Dunns Crossing Road
Te Tupu Harakeke
Knight Stream School
1 Killarney Avenue
Te Rito Harakeke
631 Springston Rolleston Road