Hamilton North School

Specialist Learning Centre

ERO Report for Hamilton North 2012

Hamilton North School is a specialist service provider located in Hamilton and caters for students aged between 5 and 21 years with intellectual and/or multiple disabilities.

It operates from a base school and three satellite units that are attached to primary and middle schools in Waipa and Hamilton.

Since the last ERO review in 2009 there has been no significant change to leadership and staffing, and the school has successfully addressed the area for improvement related to sustainability of practice.

The school vision states that Hamilton North is a school where students know that:

  • everyone treats each day as a new beginning
  • team work is central to the school's philosophy
  • they are valued as unique individuals co-operatively supported by their family and school
  • their potential will be maximised by the school offering them new challenges and opportunities
  • a safe and caring environment is provided
  • their successes will be celebrated

The school aims to enable all students to reach maximum potential with regard to their abilities, to foster skills and provide opportunities that will allow students to successfully integrate into a multi-cultural society.