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Transition Letter for 7 February

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Transition has made a wonderful start to 2018! Thank you for your support in having our young adults dressed appropriately for their work experiences, and in suitable walking shoes.

Two important dates in March are:

1.Special Olympics 1 March in Palmerston North

2.Staff Only Day Friday 9 March – Arahunga school will be closed

Arahunga Transition Classes

Arahunga Transition Classes Logo

Students in our Transition classes have finished secondary school and are preparing for occupation beyond school. These students are aged between 16 and 21 and take part in a primarily work (or occupation) based programme tailored to their own individual interests, inclinations and aspirations. Staff, whanau and students in Transition focus on being able to participate and contribute in their local community as themselves.

To participate in our Transition classes students need to have ORS verification of either High or Very High.

NAG 5.7: Vaccinations and Immunisations

Policy Reference Number: 

Flu Vaccinations

Arahunga Special School and Outreach service will reimburse you for your flu vaccination. Attach your receipt to your expenses form.

Te Kura will send email out a flu voucher in Term 1 each year if requested. 

Contact Moira Foreman: moira.foreman@tekura.school.nz

Hepatitis Immunisations

Development Plan Version 2.0.0

Development Plan Cover

The Arahunga Special School and Outreach Service Development Plan is available here in its redacted form:

Click here to download the PDF version of the Development Plan in redacted form.


NAG 5.6: Outreach Health and Safety

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Outreach Health and Safety

Health and Safety is important in any workplace. Here are some school procedures that cover us in our different situations - in host schools and in homes.

If working with Te Kura students please also refer to their guide (Teacher resources, Specialist teacher, Te Kura Newsletters)

The place of work must be appropriate and safe. If at any time you have concerns please notify us.

Board of Trustees Minutes Available from Office

The minutes of the Meeting of the Arahunga Board of Trustees on the 9th of May 2017 are now available to view in the Arahunga Administration Office at 1 Poynter Place, Gonville, Whanganui.

All Arahunga Sites Open Thursday the 6th of April, 2017 Unless Otherwise Advised

Arahunga will open Thursday the 6th of April, 2017

At this stage all Arahunga Sites will be open Thursday the 6th of April, 2017.

However, all readers should be aware that if the Dublin Street bridge has to be closed due to flooding, anytime in the next two days, all Whanganui based Arahunga sites will be closed. The loss of this arterial point would severely impact our ability to maintain adequate staffing levels and provide adequate transportation of both staff and students safely within Whanganui limits.

Any changes to the status of the school being open will be published here.

School Closed Wednesday the 5th April 2017 Due to State of Emergency in Whanganui

School closed Wednesday the 5th April, 2017

All Arahunga Satellite Classes will be closed Wednesday the 5th April 2017, this is due to a State of Emergency being declared in Whanganui which may be at risk of experiencing record level flooding.

The safety of our students and staff are our main priority as an organisation and it is deemed to be unsafe to have our staff and students moving around the flood prone city during this time.

A decision on whether classes will be open on Thursday the 6th of April will be made late Wednesday afternoon and published here.

From the Principal's Desk 7th March 2017

The Principal's Chair


To all members of the Arahunga Special School and Outreach Service community,

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Arahunga Secondary and Transition Learning Hub at Whanganui City College will be operational from the beginning of Term 2, 2017.

This exciting partnership has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of staff and Board members from both Arahunga and Whanganui City College (WCC), and has been approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE).

The Hub will include:

Charter and Annual Plan 2017



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