At Parkside School we strive to create the most effective learning programme for students aged from five to twenty-one years, to maximise their potential in preparation for the whole of life. Our specialist learning environments ensure that each young person has access to a personal, individualised, learning opportunity. The core pre-requisite to a Child’s success at Parkside School is the open, co-operative relationship forged between the Family-Whanau and the School.


Who are we?

Parkside School Welington St Pukekohe

Parkside School is located in Pukekohe 45 minutes south of  Auckland Central City and has a roll of approximately 130 students. Parkside School is nationally recognised for working with students who fall into the broad categories of profound, severe and moderate disability.

Our Curriculum is designed to respond to an individual student's needs in a holistic way.

The key to success for a student is the open co-operative partnership between whanau and the School.

Term Dates

2018 Term dates

Term 1: Wednesday, 31st January – Friday, 13th April 2018.

Term 2: Monday, 30th April – Friday, 6th July 2018.

Term 3: Monday, 23rd July – Friday, 28th September 2018.

Term 4: Monday, 15th October – Friday, 14th December 2018.


DEDICATED School cell-phone
021 022 16121 

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Education continuum

  • a well resourced, specialist therapist centre in Wellington Street, Pukekohe.
  • Six specialist classrooms located at primary schools
  • Two intermediate specialist classrooms
  • Four Secondary classrooms at Pukekohe High School
  • An Itinerant Specialist Service for children who are able to succeed in their local school with support.


  • Opportunities to learn alongside non-disabled peers 
  • Curricular adaptation based on learning needs through Individualised Education Programmes
  • Wrap around support from local individuals and services to best support your child
  • Emphasis on life training skills
  • Tailored classroom environments and behaviour management strategies to support inclusion

Specialist programmes

  • Kapa Haka
  • Special Olympics
  • SPEC
  • Work Experience
  • Music Therapy
  • Sensory Programme
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychologist Service
  • Physiotherapy

Programme Delivery

  • A focus on the learner as a whole person
  • An emphasis on sensory experiences
  • Learning that emerges from the needs and growing competencies of the person
  • Recognition of each learner’s pace and style
  • Meaningful daily routines and student-centred learning experiences
  • Personal concern and warmth for the student

Our Community of Support