Special Needs

Children who require extra help with their learning can receive the assistance they need in a number of ways. Within each class lessons are differentiated and group work is the norm. In Year 2 - 6 classes we have cross groups for mathematics so children who need more help will receive it.

We offer the Quick 60 programme to assist children in Year 1 - 3 who need help with reading and spelling. Learning Assistants also work across the school with identified groups of children. Mrs Heather Smyth, our SENCO, is in charge of all Special Needs programmes across the school. Heather Smyth, works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and you can contact her by email: heathers@oteha.school.nz