Resource Centre


Special School

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.



Resource Links


Below are some links to sites that we have found useful.



Children's Autism Foundation

Division TEACCH


Downs Syndrome

New Zealand Down Syndrome Assn



TKI Special Education

South Pacific Educational Courses Ltd


Government Sites

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Education

Office for Disability Issues


Needs Assessment and Service Providers

NorthAble Disability Services

IDEA Services - IHC

CCS Disability Action

Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust



“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 6 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

Kamo High School - Wilkinson Ave, Kamo

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