Every child, regardless of their level of ability is important to Kenakena School. We enjoy working closely and collaboratively with parents, family, whanau and agencies to provide educational support for children with learning and Special Education needs. Cathie Conner is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) who makes sure learning support is available for these children.
Where children have high special education needs we work with parents, whanau and a range of organisations and agencies to provide appropriate and practical programmes through:
The school provides assistance for children in need of learning, social, emotional or behavioural support:
By building networks of trust, confidentiality, responsibility and commitment amongst staff, students, parents and agencies we have been able to effectively meet the special education and welfare needs of most of our students. We are learning all the time, we are thoughtful in our approach, and the school-wide leadership means that we can help children with challenges to get the most out of school.