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Special Education


The Waimea College Special Education Department is an integral part of the College and students have a range of inclusion and specialist subject opportunities and also enjoy the peer tutoring programme and being part of the leadership initiatives across the school.

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The department began in 1989 with nine students. Today we have close to 40 students enrolled. Our 5 classroom spaces include one specifically designed to meet the sensory needs of students on the Autistic Spectrum. Our Speech and Language therapist, Social Education through Music specialist, Physiotherapist and a registered Psychologist all provide the specialist knowledge and skills to complement our focused, functional, fun and relevant curriculum.

Sarah Kennedy

HOD Special Education

544 6099 ext. 850

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