Outreach Programme

Our Outreach team


In 2006 Arohanui joined with the Ministry of Education to provide a specialist intinerant service for students funded through the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS). 

The vision of the project is to:

  • Strengthen families, communities, schools and teachers by building active relationships with each other
  • Contribute to and enhance learning, social and cultural outcomes for high and very high needs students
  • Provide opportunites to share information about practice, and build on what is working well

The project aims to:

  • Maximise resource delivery through MOE–Special Education and special school collaboration
  • Build the capacity of local schools to cater for students with special needs
  • Raise the achievement of ORS students 
  • Ensure that all students regardless of their educational setting have access to qualified special education teachers who will work on a regular basis alongside students, teachers and teacher aides within their regular educational programme 
  • Minimise difficulty in recruiting suitably qualified teachers 
  • Provide professional development, practical support and supervision to host school teachers and support staff 
  • Share resources that meet students' specific needs 
  • Liaise with MOE–Special Education and other relevant outside agencies. 

The itinerant teachers are experienced special educators with a wealth of knowledge and skills to support families, students and local schools in catering for special needs students within their mainstream setting.

For further information about this service please contact



Specialist Teacher Outreach Service brochure

Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service

82 Tirimoana Road,Te Atatu South
Ph: 09 8386696, Fax: 09 8386693