Enrolling at Kimi Ora School


When a vacancy occurs at Kimi Ora School, a decision will be made – in discussion with the Ministry of Education – about who is to be offered a place at the school, based on the following criteria:

  1. To be eligible for enrolment at Kimi Ora School, a child will be verified as having ORS funding.  Eligible students will have both a physical disability and associated cognitive impairment.
  2. Physical disability – Eligible students will demonstrate ongoing need for specialist one-to-one intervention at least weekly, and/or specialist monitoring at least once a month together with daily special education support provided by others.  This support must be to help with mobility and positioning or personal care.
  3. Associated cognitive impairment – Eligible students require high adaptation of curriculum content and delivery.  Eligible students require ongoing adult support access the adapted curriculum.  They require an individualised programme developed by teachers and specialists.
‘Expression of Interest’ packs are available from the school office. You are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school, or an expression of interest pack can be mailed to you.  Our enrolment and information documentation is available in Te Reo and other languages as required.


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