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 Education, 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 three phases;
Tī Whanake (approx. three terms) – The first phase is about re-engaging the young person in learning and participating in the routines of attending school
Tī Karawhā (up to three terms) – The middle phase of the programme is when students begin to transition into their new education setting.
Tī Pūhina (up to 18 months) – This final phase begins when the young person is fully transitioned into their new education or vocational placement.
Our students come to us by referral from their Oranga Tamariki social worker and decisions are made by a multi-agency panel.
Please click on the document links below for the referral process to Arahina ki Ōtautahi and also the referral form.
For more information about Arahina ki Ōtautahi please contact us on 03 389 6708 or email email@example.com