Our Community

The importance of connections and community

Waitaha School works alongside a range of organisations that support our tamariki.

Please find links to these below

External Organisations


LifeLinks provides an individualised whole-of-life approach to service provision. We work closely with you and your family/whānau to develop an Outcome Plan and support strategies to achieve your identified goals.


StarJam, a not-for-profit where young New Zealanders with disabilities unleash their full potential through the magic of music, dance and performance.

Mana Ake

We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent. Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau. Our responsibility as a government department is to lead social development to achieve better futures for all New Zealanders.

Enabling Good Lives

Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is a new approach to supporting disabled people that offers greater choice and control over the supports they receive, so that they can plan for the lives they want.

Host Schools

We are fortunate to have 3 fantastic host schools in which our students are supported within a mainstream environment.

West Rolleston School -

Host to Te Pā Harakeke

Knightstream School -

Host to Te Tupu Harakeke

Rolleston College -

Host to Te Rito Harakeke

Work Experiences

The following businesses are currently working alongside our Waitech programme to provide our students with Work experience.


Selwyn Award Dinner Sponsors