Education Services

Education Services

Creative spaces

Mapura Studios
Mapura Studios (formerly Spark Centre of Creative Development) is a creative space offering innovative art programmes for people of all abilities, with particular care given to ensuring those with diverse needs are provided for. The sessions provide a learning process in visual arts education especially orientated to the requirements and circumstances of their artists; they also promote and encourage self-development through the vehicle of creative expression.
Phone: 09 845 5361


Ministry of Education 
The Ministry of Education is the Government’s lead advisor on the education system, shaping direction for education agencies and providers and contributing to the Government’s goals for education. 
Phone:  (04) 463 8000

Learning support

Speld NZ is a not for profit organisation that provides information, assessment and tuition to families, whanau, schools, businesses and individuals living with Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Disabilities.

Phone:  0800 773 536

Special Schools based in Auckland

Arohanui Special School
Arohanui School & Specialist Outreach Service 
Te Atatu South

Carlson School
Students are aged from 3 to 21 years old with significant physical impairments and other complex needs due to cerebral palsy or other similar conditions.  
Three Kings

Mt Richmond School
Programmes cater for students of all ages from a developmental level through to transition to work and adult life. Programmes are delivered in a wide variety of age appropriate settings designed to accommodate students' individual needs.

Oaklynn Special School
Works with parents and caregivers to provide excellent learning opportunities for students with special needs. 
New Lynn

Parkside School
Parkside School  is one of the leading schools for those students with impairments.  There curriculum is designed to respond to the unique characteristics of students who have needs that may not be met by the regular school curriculum.

Rosehill School

Rosehill Special School caters for students with special needs aged 5 to 21 years. Their aim is to promote attainment and positive attitudes to realise the potential of every child who attends the school.
Papakura and surrounding districts

Sir Keith Park School

Provide specialist programmes for children and young people aged 5-21 years who have intellectual impairments or complex special needs.

Sommerville School

Aims to develop awareness among students with special needs that they are successful learners.  Sommerville aims to be a learning environment where students' individual needs are met through educational support, respect, tolerance and acceptance.  

Sunnydene Special School 

Sunnydene is a school for children with intellectual impairments.  It consists of a base school and 7 satellite classes based at May Road Primary (double unit), Dominion Road Primary (double unit), Balmoral Intermediate (double unit) and Onehunga High.
Mt Roskill

Wairau Valley School 

Provides an education which values the uniqueness of each student and aims to address their needs holistically to enable them to participate in an inclusive society.

Wilson School

Wilson School is a state school which welcomes students who have a range of impairments and special learning needs.  There are a number of satellite classes located in mainstream schools in our local area.

Transition Services

Geneva Elevator

If you are a student with a diverse need, Geneva Elevator can offer you a coordinated 'transition from school' programme.  They work together with you, your family and your school to help you achive your goals for the future.  Transition Specialists work alongside you to develop your own personal Transition Plan into: training, tertiary study, work experience, voluntary work, paid work, or other options. 

Freephone: 0508 353 828

Tertiary Education 

AUT University
AUT's disability student support service provides information and support to AUT students with impairments to help them participate fully in learning.
Phone:  09 921 9999 ext. 8262
Manukau Institute of Technology offer services and modified equipment to assist students with a disability.
Phone:  09 968 7668

The Disability Liaison Centre provides flexible learning support for students in Certificate through to Master level programmes to enable them to reach their academic potential. A dedicated team of staff provide note-taking, sign language interpreting, reader/writer exam support and other strategies.
Phone:  09 815 4321 ext 7871

University of Auckland 
Offers a variety of practical services for students, from advice to note-taking, as well as information.
Phone:  09 373 7599 ext 82936

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0800 625 100

Royal Oak Store

14 Erson Ave, PO Box 24 042,

Royal Oak, Auckland

Ph: 09 625 0322

Royal Oak Store Open:

Weekdays: 8:30am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Botany Store

308 Te Irirangi Drive,

Botany South, Auckland

Ph: 09 281 5027

Botany Store Open:

Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm

Browns Bay

89 Clyde Road,

Browns Bay, Auckland

Ph: 09 550 3387

Browns Bay Store Open:

Monday - Saturday: 9am-4.30pm