Vision and Values

Our Vision                                                                                            

Equipping young people for life

In partnership with whānau, Wilson School will provide personalised Specialist Education to support students to meet their full potential in all areas of life. 

We aim to achieve this through the values of:

Whanaungatanga (relationships and connections):

A learner whose sense of belonging and connectedness enables them to cultivate positive relationships through communication and actions

Rangitiratanga (Self management):

A learner who is confident in their identity, has developed their independence to reach their full potential

Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship and respect):

A learner who is respectful of self, others and the environment and actively contributes to society to the best of their ability

We aim to:

  • Provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive community
  • Uphold a culturally active environment for our diverse population
  • Foster courage, independence, and resilience
  • Recognise every student as a learner
  • Ensure all students are provided with a personalised learning pathway, documented by an IEP / Transition Plan, which is set collaboratively with whanau
  • Ensure all students are supported to communicate effectively
  • Embrace digital technologies to support learning and communication

Our Special Character

Wilson School is a state school that caters for the learning and care of ORS funded students with a range of abilities and learning needs between the ages of 5-21, from varied and dynamic multicultural backgrounds. The school embraces a totally holistic approach to learning with the support of professionals including teachers, therapists, specialists, and support staff. Students are taught at either the base school in St. Leonards Road or in one of our satellite classes in a mainstream host school. Learners at Wilson School will have opportunities, through a multidisciplinary approach, to engage and achieve in a caring, inclusive, and safe environment.