Every child has the right to learn, and the right to reach their potential, regardless of any special needs those children may have. This includes children at both ends of the learning spectrum.
Effective partnership between Boards, school personnel, specialists, parents/caregivers and families will provide a strong platform for meeting special education needs. The Principal will institute appropriate special needs programmes while recognising the availability of resources and any legal requirements. Close liaison will be maintained with parents and appropriate agencies.
The school receives special education resourcing through several options.
the Special Education Grant (SEG). This is used to provide a support staff for students who need support to engage in learning
Ongoing and Reviewable Resource Scheme (ORRS). This is accessed by working in conjunction with the Ministry of Education Special Education Service. ORRS students have teacher aide hours and also a small amount of additional teacher support. Funding comes directly from the Ministry through the school’s operations grant and will be used to support ORRS students