Te Whare Ako provides a safe, supportive and challenging environment for ORS funded students. While developing the full potential of every student it also works to enable them to live a full life in the community. Alongside the normal curriculum, students attending Te Whare Ako are also encouraged to participate in the full range of mainstream activities such as sports, music, cultural groups and assemblies and are fully included in the whole school whānau system. The staff also works in collaboration with a number of outside agencies and have access to a number of specialists (eg Speech , Physio, Music and Occupational Therapists) through the Ministry of Education.
A specialist ESOL support teacher is available to offer advice and additional support to students and staff.
Additional learning support is available for identified mainstream students through RTLB and learning support services.