We are so much more than a Special School!
We are more than a school. We are a learning resource for the Whangarei and Tai Tokerau community.
As part of this role we offer:
- Outreach: Our specialised teachers can support ORS funded students in mainstream schools by visiting regularly to upskill their teachers and support staff. Our Outreach teachers will assess, help develop learning programmes and model teacher strategies. We currently operate this service in Whangarei, the Mid and Far North.
- Correspondence School/Te Kura: We provide a Specialist teacher to support Special Needs Students working on Correspondence at home.
- Professional Learning and Development: We offer our expertise to professionals and parents within the community through providing training in Non Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention (NVCPI) and Hanen Communication. We are a MOVE model site, and a SPEC School of Excellence and invite people with interests in these areas to contact us to arrange a visit.
- Health: We host a regular Wheelchair Clinic at the Base School to make it easier for students and parents to get wheelchair issues and repairs solved efficiently. Every term we host a Paediatrician Clinic at school in collaboration with the Child Health Centre.
Below are some links to sites that we have found useful.
Children's Autism Foundation www.autism.org.nz
Division TEACCH www.teacch.com
New Zealand Down Syndrome Assn www.nzdsa.org.nz
TKI Special Education www.seonline.tki.org.nz
South Pacific Educational Courses Ltd www.spec.org.nz
Ministry of Health www.health.govt.nz
Ministry of Social Development www.msd.govt.nz
Ministry of Education www.minedu.govt.nz
Office for Disability Issues www.odi.govt.nz
Needs Assessment and Service Providers
NorthAble Disability Services www.northable.org.nz
IDEA Services - IHC www.ihc.org.nz
CCS Disability Action www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz
Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust www.terooputaurima.org.nz
“All children are born with the innate ability to reach their OWN excellence”
Postal Address: PO Box 1139
Phone: 09 438 2105
Fax: 09 438 3145
Blomfield Special School operates from 5 locations:
Base School - 31 Maunu Rd, Whangarei
Morningside Primary School - Morningside Rd, Whangarei
Manaia View School - Murdoch Crescent, Whangarei
Kaitaia Primary School - Church Rd, Kaitaia
Kaitaia College - Redan Rd, Kaitaia
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