The Endeavour Centre was established in 1967 as a Resource Centre located at Mt Roskill Primary School for children with special needs including:
- physical disabilities
- communication difficulties
- fragile health
- autism spectrum disorder
- learning difficulties/global development delay
An emphasis is also placed on ensuring all children have the opportunity to interact with their peers throughout the school day.
Our aim is for each child to learn to the best of their ability, with specialist support available to help them on their journey to independence.
Our learning programmes focus on
- New Zealand curriculums
- communication skills
- independence skills
- social and play skills
- everyday living.
Learning can take place both within the Centre itself or either partially or fully within the mainstream environment, with appropriate support.
The child’s individual programme is developed during regular meetings with parents/caregivers, teachers and therapists. Achievement needs are discussed and goals are set (Individual Education Plans or IEPs).
Mt. Roskill Primary School provides an inclusive environment for our students. During breaks they are supported in the playgrounds by paraprofessionals and participate in all aspects of school life.
Purpose-built personal care facilities
The centre is purpose-built. It has
- three classrooms
- areas for our on-site physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist
- independent wheelchair access
- purpose-built personal care facilities
- specialised physical equipment including bikes, treadmills and a mobility vehicle
- adapted laptop computers
- flat access from Mt Roskill grounds
riority is given to students who receive on-going funding from the Ministry of Education.
Eligible students have a need for two or more of the following:
- a special education teacher
- a speech language therapist
- a physiotherapist
- an occupational therapist
- paraprofessional support
- health assistance
to discuss possible placement and to arrange a school visit.
Centre staff act as advocates for the children, liaising with a wide variety of community facilities and agencies including:
- learning support centres
- health and welfare agencies
- medical personnel
- support groups
- Ministry of Education
- Special education agencies
- transitions to further schooling.
Therapists may accompany children with their parents on visits to specialists, clinics or agencies to:
- discuss medical needs and intervention
- advocate for changes or alterations to equipment
- provide a link between educational and medical needs
- discuss equipment for independence.
For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:
Sonya Lamb- Deputy Principal/ Special Need Coordinator
Ph: (09) 620-5050 ext. 856
Fax: (09) 620-7197