Alternative Education

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Alternative Education

Alternative education provides educational and pastoral support for students who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. As a short term intervention, alternative education re-engages students in a meaningful learning programme targeted to their individual needs and supports them to transition back to mainstream school, further education, training or employment.

Alternative education supports students to progress in the areas of:

  • attendance and engagement
  • academic achievement
  • personal and social skills based on the key competencies within the New Zealand Curriculum
  • re-engagement back into secondary school, further education or training, or where appropriate, employment, through a planned approach.

List of Department Staff 

Important Department Info

Alternative education caters for students between 13 and 15 years of age who have disengaged from mainstream schooling.  Students wear the Buller High School uniform and attend during normal school hours.