Hamilton North School

Specialist Learning Centre

Multi Sensory Learning Centre

  • Multiple disabled students are catered for in a stimulating secure, and safe environment.
  • Multi Sensory environment – visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory and vestibular stimulation.
  • Individualised swimming programmes.
  • Horseriding.
  • Community – shopping, public library.
  • Staff/student ratio supports learning.
  • Individual Education Programmes for all students, to ensure the programme meets the needs of each student.
  • Therapists e.g. Physiotherapist, Speech Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Orientation & Mobility Therapist.
  • Life Skills – cooking, personal care.
  • Multicultural environment.
  • Specialists for The Arts.
  • Individual adapted curriculum including Information
  • Communication Technology.
  • Assistive communication technology.
  • Teaching staff are skilled in providing an adapted curriculum.
  • Liaise with other agencies e.g. wheelchair services.
  • School vans with hoists to accommodate wheelchair students.
  • Transport to and from school.

     

Satellite Classes

Crawshaw School

A Special Learning Centre within a regular primary school. A two class satellite within Crawshaw Primary School.  The Junior class has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities accessed by both Senior and Junior classes.

We offer:

  • Individualised Education Programmes.
  • Home, school liaison support.
  • The National Curriculum adapted to individual needs.
  • Inclusion in the mainstream.
  • Low student/staff ratio.
  • Individualised swimming programmes.
  • Horse riding.
  • Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Therapy and Psychological support if needed.
  • Art & Music specialist programmes.
  • Multicultural environment.
  • A Senior and Junior two class unit.
  • Te Reo in a bilingual setting if required.
  • Community contact.
  • Life skills.
  • Behaviour Management.
  • Transport from and to home.
  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Waipa Satellite

A Special Learning Centre within a regular primary school.  Waipa Satellite is situated on the grounds of Waipa Primary School in Ngaruawahia, 15kms from Base School.  It is a stand alone unit that comprises of a classroom, quiet work space, lunch room with kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities.

We offer:

  • Programmes are provided in the classroom setting together with opportunities for integration with the host school.
  • Classroom programmes based on NZ Curriculum.
  • The National Curriculum adapted to individual needs.
  • Maoritanga and Te Reo emphasis.
  • Individual Educational Programmes.
  • Horse riding.
  • Individualised swimming programmes.
  • Community Involvement – Shopping, Library.
  • Integration with mainstream.
  • Physiotherapist, Speech Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Psychologist support.
  • Life Skills.
  • Specialists for music and art.
  • Technology – Computer networked with Host School.
  • Host school facilities of computer suite, playground and sport equipment, school swimming pool.
  • Transport from and to home.
  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere.

 

Te Totara Satellite

A Special Learning Centre within a regular primary school. A stand alone unit that comprises of two classrooms, quiet workspace, kitchen, laundry and full care bathroom.

We offer:

  • Individualised Education Programmes.
  • Home, school liaison support.
  • The National Curriculum adapted to individual needs.
  • Inclusion in the mainstream.
  • Low student/staff ratio.
  • Individualised swimming programmes.
  • Horse riding.
  • Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Therapy and Psychologist support if needed.
  • Art & Music specialist programmes.
  • Multicultural environment.
  • A Junior and Senior class unit
  • Community contact.
  • Life skills.
  • Behaviour Management.
  • Transport from and to home.
  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Technology networked with host school.
  • Host school facilities of computer suite, playground and sport equipment, school swimming pool.

Specialist Learning Centre

Hamilton Junior High School

A Specialised Learning Centre within a mainstream setting that caters for students in a high school setting up to 21 years of age.

We offer:

  • Student centred programmes.
  • A range of classes catering for different learning abilities, styles, levels and needs.
  • Adapted curriculum programmes.
  • A wide range of activities for teenagers including weekly aquacise, horse riding, swimming, community access and Integration.
  • Outdoor Education Programmes.
  • Internet, computer networked classrooms.
  • Social interaction for teenagers with special needs is prompted.
  • Excellent staff/student ratio.
  • Use of host school facilities e.g. Gym, Library, Playground and Sports Grounds.
  • Teaching staff with expertise in providing IEPs.
  • Caring supportive environment.
  • On site kitchen, laundry and showering facilities for Living Skills.
  • Cultural diversity.
  • Physiotherapy, Speech Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy available.
  • Specialised music and art.

Specialist Learning Centre

Rototuna High School

A Specialised Learning Centre within a mainstream setting that caters for students in a high school setting up to 18 years of age

 

We Offer:

  • Student centred programmes.
  • Adapted curriculum programmes.
  • A wide range of activities for teenagers including weekly aquacise, horse riding, swimming, community access and integration.
  • Outdoor Education Programmes.
  • Internet, computer networked classrooms.
  • Supportive environment provides social interaction with peers for teenagers with special needs.
  • Excellent staff/student ratio.
  • Use of host school facilities e.g. Gym, Library, and Sports Grounds.
  • Teaching staff with expertise providing IEPs.
  • Caring supportive environment.
  • On site kitchen, laundry and showering facilities for Living Skills.
  • Cultural diversity.
  • Physiotherapy, Speech Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy available.
  • Specialised music and art.

 

Transition Class

Objectives

  • To provide a supported transition from the security of school to adult life in the community.
  • To provide training in work skills.
  • To integrate with the wider community thus developing a range of leisure time activities with a social focus.
  • To teach functional numeracy and literacy skills that have application in students’ daily lives.
  • To give opportunities for personal decision making, planning weekly/daily activities and making choices.
  • To support students and caregivers to have a plan for the future.
  • To develop skills for independence.
  • To develop daily living skills.

 

The Arts

Visual Art and Music Specialist Teachers

  • Programmes are designed to meet the needs of each student.
  • Individual and group experiences are offered.
  • Hands on, creative experiences using a variety of media.
  • Exercises and enjoyable activities help everyone develop his of her creative potential.
  • Creative dance, drama and movement means fun, freedom to move, to discover and to react.
  • We have an exciting range of equipment for the students to use and explore.