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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 ERO Report August 2018

Upcoming Event

The Capital Support Consumer Advisory Group invites families, and those supporting a person with an intellectual disability, to attend a workshop on Supported Decision Making:

Time:     10.00am – 1.00pm

Date:     Monday 5 November

Venue: Education Centre, Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua
Parking: Please park in the large carpark on the left hand side, at the top of Hospital Drive, Porirua.
There is disability parking for those who require it next to the main hospital building.

RSVP:    Places are limited, so please RSVP to secure your place, via:
Email:  capitalsupport@ccdhb.org.nz OR
Phone: 04 230 6400


Supporting Decision Making

IHC’s Supporting Decision Making workshop is for anyone supporting someone with an intellectual disability.  Through interactive activities we will explore what makes good support, how to support people to make decisions for themselves, safety issues that can arise, and legal options that are available.   The content is based on information from interviews with people with intellectual disabilities, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and current best practice models of supported decision making. There will be an opportunity to learn from other supporters, and to discuss any specific issues currently being managed.


At this workshop you will:

  • ·         Explore what Supported Decision Making is and why we all need to know about it
  • ·         Increase your skills for supporting others to make decisions
  • ·         Share ideas about some of the challenges
  • ·         Build on your knowledge for ensuring the people you support are getting what they need


Who is this workshop for?

Families and people who support people with an intellectual disability


Supporters who attended previous workshops said:

“It was very thought provoking”

“Great to hear other people’s stories on how to approach different topics”

“Workshop was fun, interesting, fast moving and concise”

“It was a reminder to myself of how hard it can be for people to make a decision”

“Today I learnt to step back and listen to what the person is saying”

“I highly recommend this workshop”

“Excellent workshop – eye opener”

“Group exercises were very engaging”

“I learnt the importance of allowing our young ones to make their own decisions and how we can support their decisions”

“It was a reminder to myself of how hard it can be for people to make a decision”



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