SPECIAL NEEDS

The Special Needs Department at Hawera High School is known as the Endeavour Centre. The Endeavour Centre provides an inclusive safe learning environment that caters for ORS funded students, students with learning needs and students requiring extra support. All students in the Endeavour Centre or funded students in the mainstream classes have either an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a Pathway Plan. 

The philosophy of the Endeavour Centre is based on Mason Durie whare tapa wha which encompasses students psychological, physical, spiritual and whanau wellbeing. All staff support and encourage students' to reach their personal potential and become valued members of society.


We provide the following services to students:

  • Inclusive programmes

  • Full curriculum differentiated learning activities

  • Community participation including, Friday Cafe outings, Americarna

  • Work experience

  • Young Enterprise

  • Senior Students achieve support learning unit standards

  • Life skills

  • Transitions to outside providers including WITT and Idea Services

  • Special Olympic Events

  • RDA

  • Support in the mainstream

  • Included in school sporting activities and form times

  • Outdoor Education Activities

Endeavour Centre Department Staff

Mr Dinesh Dayal - Head of Department

Mrs Donna Milne - Learning Assistant

Ms Aroha Noble - Learning Assistant

Mr Barry McLernon - Learning Assistant

Mrs Kathryn Abraham - Learning Assistant

Mrs Julie Nicholas - Learning Assistant

Ms Suze Hurley - Learning Assistant

Mrs Nicole Pollock - Learning Assistant

Mrs Deidre Coogan - Learning Assistant

Mrs L Morris

Mrs Annette Lockley - Learning Assistant/Uniform Shop Manager

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