A Letter from The Principal
Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to our website.
Feel free to have a browse through to get an idea of who we are and
what we do. This website will be updated and added to on a regular
basis so please check in regularly.
At Ferndale school we endeavor to provide a truly special education
that is as individual and creative as our students. Family involvement
in deciding learning goals is a key part of our programme as we look to
provide a rounded but specific education for each student. Our school
motto, “The Best I Can Be”
applies to students and staff alike as we all endeavor to reach our
full potential. At Ferndale school we have a wide variety of teaching
environments and learning programmes and to allow us to truly meet the
needs of each student.
A special education environment is not for everyone and often a
supportive mainstream school can be the best option for a young person.
Ferndale school can support an ORRS student in the mainstream with our
SEIT itinerant teacher service to mainstream schools.
We believe that there are students who need the specialised
environment, teaching approaches, behavior management strategies and
vision that is Ferndale school to truly meet their potential and we
advocate for true parent and student choice at all ages with the
child/young person as the paramount consideration.
If you have any questions regarding our school please do not hesitate to contact us
or arrange a visit at your convenience.
We look forward to a fun and productive 2013.
Noho ora mai rā, nā