Parkside School is one of the leading schools for those students who fall into the broad categories of profound, severe and moderate disability. We offer a Functional Curriculum, designed to respond to the unique characteristics of our students.
Special needs students include those with communication and hearing disorders, visual impairments, physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, behavioural disorders, and multiple disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Cord injury, Brain Damage, Down's Syndrome, and Autistic tendencies.
The aim of our integration programme is to foster the social and functional development of our students by joining regular classes for specific activities and having access to social activities – which maximise the person's participation in the mainstream of…
Formal and informal meetings provide a forum for the exchange of information, and are directed toward making parents and caregivers better consumers and advocates. This can involve a variety of topics and activities, depending on the parent's needs.
Using the dedicated training centre Te Kupenga Tuituinga, specific professional development is offered to mainstream Staff working with Children with ORS and other significant learning dysfunction. Teachers, teacher aides, School SENCO, RTLBs and parents also take part.
Students have been involved in the Work Experience programme. We visited any of seven workplaces and for some of our students, work was arranged “in-house”.Over the past two years we have helped with planting along the Waikato River bank at…
Parkside School is one of the leading schools for those students who fall into the broad categories of profound, severe and moderate disability. We offer a Functional Curriculum, designed to respond to the unique characteristics of students who have needs that cannot be met by the regular school curriculum.
Parkside School is located in Pukekohe about 1 hour south of Auckland Central City. The school has approximately 130 students. There are 7 satellite units as well as the Parkside Base School.
An important feature of the school is the Special Education Itinerant Service which is part of the Franklin Outreach Network Model.
With a strong commitment to teacher professional development Parkside School has established the Te Kupenga Tuituinga Centre.
The new classroom block at base school is starting to take shape. It is to be an open plan classroom with an overhead hoist to move children in wheelchairs. It has full bathroom and storage facilities and will accommodate students from the high needs unit.