Papatoetoe South School is in the unique position of offering our students, dependent on their needs, the opportunity for integration:

  • fully mainstreamed
  • partially mainstreamed
  • full-time placement in our Centre

We are lucky to currently have two regular classrooms that operate as part of the Le Va Inclusive Centre. They have a range of extra resources to support the learner with high needs.

The Inclusive Centre is lead by Mary Robertson, a member of our leadership team. Mary is very experienced and is hugely empathetic to the students in her care.

These resources include:

  • high adult to child ratio
  • access to therapists on site (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language therapy)
  • specialised medical support.

Some students come to Rooms 9A and 9B and stay for a few months, others stay for a few years. All have an inclusion component in their IEP document.

Our focus is to get students working successfully in regular classroom settings.