Specialised Learning Areas


The hall is used for cultural sessions, senior students lunch breaks, assemblies and powhiris.

It doubles as a gym for fitness and Physical Edcation programmes.


We have a one bedroom house on site which is ideal for teaching activities of daily living such as:

  • meal preparation 
  • laundry
  • house cleaning
  • bed making
  • personal self care. 

This allows students to learn skills in an appropriate setting.


Classes use the teaching kitchen for any baking / meal preparation activities rather than their classroom, as this is an appropriate setting in which to learn cooking skills.


The sensory studio has been developed as a specific interactive teaching and learning environment for students who have visual, sensory and multiple impairments.

Students timetabled to work in this room have a sensory profile, assessment and sensory programme  which heightens awareness, increases cognitive arousal and promotes self determination and self-initiated learning.

Sensory studio teaching aims to develop the functional integration of visual, auditory, tactile and proprioceptive senses to enhance students’ understanding of the world.


We have a small heated indoor hydrotherapy pool on site. 

Swimming sessions are planned to successfully combine therapeutic, fitness and/or recreational programmes. Teaching sessions may focus on:

  • Encouraging water confidence
  • Developing water safety skills
  • Individual aquatherapy
  • Learning basic swimming skills

A hoist is provided to assist with the placing of heavier, immobile students into the water.

Older stduents and those who have developed basic swimming skills use the local pools at the Moana Nui Akiwa Leisure Centre