Kimi Ora Department

Kimi Ora Unit

The Kimi Ora Unit is for students with an intellectual disability. Each student works on an Individual Education Programme, which is worked out jointly by the student, the family, specialists and the school staff. There is a strong emphasis on communication, functional life skills, relationships and self care. Our programme aims ultimately to transition and support students through work experience opportunities and the ongoing development of independent living skills.

There are two rooms, fully equipped with kitchen areas, class and office space, computers, a TV etc. Classes make use of the school library and community library, gymnasium, computer science, food and nutrition and other specialist rooms.

All students have Art, Physical Education, Music and Food and Nutrition with specialist teachers.

Based on IEP and staff assessment, students can, where appropriate, also join mainstream classes.

Our students are fully accepted as part of the wider school and take part in all special school events such as sports days, school dances and special events. They attend form time in a mainstream class.

Senior students work alongside our students as peer tutors and assist with the annual camp.

If you would like more information about the Kimi Ora Programme or would like to discuss enrolling your child please contact our Deputy Principal, Louisa Clissold to discuss. 352 6119 xt 536 or email cll@papanui.school.nz

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