Welcome to Te Rangimārie
Ko te Tamaiti te Pūtake o te Kaupapa
The Child is the Heart of the Matter
Te Rangimārie means peaceful in Te Reo Maori and our goal is to provide a peaceful and safe learning environment for our students who have an Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) verification.
We aim for our students to be happy, to have a sense of belonging and feel accepted and valued at school. Well-being is vital in order for learning to take place. It is a priority for us to provide social opportunities so our students will be able to have friends and develop social skills. We work towards this by providing individualised strength based learning programmes that inspire students. Each student has an Individual Education Plan based on the New Zealand Curriculum’s Key Competencies and designed by students, parents and staff.
Inclusion incorporates student presence, participation and achievement. Our programmes provide the next steps of student learning. We use the principles of the Universal Design for Learning to teach the diverse range of students within our department. Students have access to a range of experiences inside and outside of the classroom including joining curriculum classes and activities in the wider school. As part of our Transition Programme to life after school we utilise the Stratford community, e.g., visits to Tūtaki Youth, the art gallery, town library, swimming pools and Riding for the Disabled to name a few. Senior students have the opportunity to attend work experience and courses like Star Skills for Living at WITT or a Supported Barista Course. We do community service activities as part of our Student Army programme.
We have three learning spaces, specialised bathroom facilities and a kitchen. We currently have 15 students on our roll, 2 full time teachers, 1 part-time teachers and a team of 11 skilled and caring teacher aides.
Tracey Herewini-Davis (Head of Department)
Jeanette Bell (classroom teacher)
Marie Evans (classroom teacher)
Learning Support Assistants: Michelle Anderson, Craig Cheyne, Maree Evans, Sandy Howells, Nat Lurch, Jessica Mondia, Tash Peck, Daniela Tudor, Leah Waddell, Linda Young, Glenis Weydan.