Te Whare Ako
Inaugural Year: 2021
At the end of 2020 the ORS class, Te Whariki, was disestablished due to the lack of numbers to make this classroom viable. To replace the need to support the moderate learning needs in the school Te Whare Ako was initiated taking over the previous classroom on the Buckland Entrance driveway.
Te Whare Ako is led by Catherine Hucker as SENCO for Tuakau College with the assistance of Shirley Scott. It also houses the ESOL Department.
The learning needs of Tuakau College students are also supported by seven Teaching Assistants.
Included in Te Whare Ako is a wellness area, which is designed to support students who need a place of calm to ensure they can then face the rigours of a school day.