Endeavour Centre -
Te Puna Nanaiore

The Endeavour Centre is an inclusive setting within Mount Roskill Primary School for students with additional needs including Autism, developmental delays and physical disabilities.

An emphasis is 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.

The specialist staff at the Centre include 4 special needs teachers, speech language therapist, occupational therapist and physiotherapist. We also have a fully registered nurse onsite.


Learning Programmes - Ngà hÕtaka ako

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 including swimming, school trips, assemblies etc.


Purpose-built personal care facilities -
NGÂ ARA whaiaro Tipuranga

The centre is purpose-built. It has

  • four classrooms

  • therapy 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

Enrolment - Whakaurunga

Priority is given to students who have ORS funding from the Ministry of Education.


Contact us to discuss possible placement and to arrange a school visit.


Support - Hei tautoko

Centre staff act as advocates for the children, liaising with a wide variety of community facilities and agencies including:

  • health and welfare agencies

  • medical personnel

  • hospitals

  • clinics

  • support groups

  • Talklink

  • Ministry of Education

  • Special education agencies

  • transitions to further schooling.

Our staff (Therapists, Nurse, Teachers) 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.


Contact us - whakap mai

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Sonya Lamb- Deputy Principal/ Special Need Coordinator

Ph: (09) 620-5050

Email: ecadmin@mrps.school.nz