Waitākere College

Inclusion Support Centre

The Inclusion Support Centre/Te Whare Rangimarie (ISC) (established 1994) is a bustling, thriving unit for 50 students. The ISC is supported by teaching staff, teacher aides and therapists.

Our Vision is to:

+ We aim to be the centre of choice for students with special educational needs
+ We aim to offer challenging, innovative and future-focused programmes which lead to the increasing independence of our students
+ We will focus on the holistic well-being of the students
+ Our staff will be recognised as highly effective and reflective practitioners who have the commitment and skills to make a difference for our students.

Programmes Offered

Total Inclusion: Students have the opportunity to be mainstreamed for their entire academic programme and supported with supervised study time in the Centre with teacher aide support in class as necessary.

Partial Inclusion: It best serves some students to attend select mainstream classes and study Correspondence School courses within the Centre with academic support to complete their academic timetable.

Fully Supported: Students who require intensive instruction or ongoing therapy in small groups or one-to-one are provided for in a supportive classroom environment within the Centre.

In consultation with students and families, Individual Education Programs (IEPs) are developed and updated for all students throughout the year and ensure comprehensive delivery of services. According to their needs, students may also receive Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Speech Language Therapy, Music Therapy, Circability, life skills, employment skills, transition and counselling services.

Our Achievements