We are a unique Kingslea School facility that utilises a multi-agency approach to support the students in our care engage and continue with education. We have been established in partnership with: Oranga Tamariki, Canterbury District Health Board, Ministry of Educaiton, Police Youth Services, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri (Ngai Tahu).
Arahina is a small campus with qualified expert staff who offer a warm, welcoming and supportive learning environment for students. We have high quality facilities including a hall/gym area, a food technology kitchen space, a range of ICT tools, outdoor student gardens and a large playing field and hard court areas.
The two year Arahina programme has two phases;
Tī Whanake (up to two terms) where students are based at Arahina campus and there is a focus on engagement and preparing students for transition to mainstream schools.
Tī Pūhina (18 months) involves supporting our students in transition to schools or vocational training providers.
Our students come to us by referral from their Oranga Tamariki social worker and decisions are made by a multi-agency panel.
For more information about Arahina ki Ōtautahi please contact us on 03 389 6708