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Welcome to the Kimi Ora School website

Kimi Ora School is a special needs school that enrols students from the Wellington region. It is a school that caters for a diverse range of students aged from five to twenty one years of age with high and very high complex special needs.  Kimi Ora means “seeking well being in health” or “to be made whole.” Our school offers an holistic approach to education, working with the family we aim to achieve the best for your child. The therapies of speech language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and music therapy offered on site, on an ongoing basis, add an extra dimension to your child’s education.  Our enrolment and information documentation is available in Te Reo and other languages as required. 

Check out our latest ERO Report here: Kimi Ora School confirmed report 2015


Part time (0.4) Physiotherapist Position – Kimi Ora School

Part-time (0.4) Paediatric Physiotherapist Position – Mahinawa Specialist School

Commencing 7 February 2018

Physiotherapist: Permanent (0.4) – Kimi Ora School

Kimi Ora School is a school for high/very high needs students aged 5-21.  Our base school is situated in Naenae and we have three satellite classes within the Naenae/Taita area as well as a satellite unit on the grounds of Evans Bay Intermediate. We seek an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our team of Physiotherapists.  New graduates are welcome to apply.  We will offer the successful candidate ongoing support and professional development in all aspects of the role.

Paediatric Physiotherapist: Permanent (0.4) – Mahinawa Specialist School

Mahinawa School is a specialist school located in Porirua. It caters for a diverse range of students from 5-21 years of age with high and complex special needs.  The majority of students are funded through the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS).  The school employs a range of specialists to meet students’ needs.  Many students travel from a wide geographical area to attend.  There are six classes at the base school and four satellite classes located at Titahi Bay Intermediate, Porirua Primary, Ngāti Toa and Raumati Beach schools.

You will work within a transdisciplinary team and be an active part of school routines and events.  The role involves incorporating MOVE (Mobility Opportunities via Education) into the school programme and carrying out assessment and treatment of students with complex needs.  Riding for the Disabled and hydrotherapy sessions are integral parts of the job.

The successful applicant will initially work at Kimi Ora’s base site in Naenae and Mahinawa’s base site in Porirua and will need to have the flexibility to work at other sites in the future.

Experience in working with students with special needs is desirable but not essential. This is a salaried position, however the part time hours are required term time only.

Consideration will be given for applicants wanting to apply for either position.

We encourage visits by interested applicants between now and 17th November which can be organised by phoning Barbara Jones, Administration Assistant on 04-567-5834.

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th November at 4pm.  Please email applications to jow@kimiora.school.nz

Physiotherapist Job Description 2018

Application for Vacancy


100 Walters Street, Naenae, 04 567 5834
Evans Bay:
14 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, 04 387 9301