2024: TERM 1

Wednesday 31st of January to Friday 12th of April

(Learning partnership meetings 31st January)

Public holidays:
Waitangi Day observed Tuesday 6th February, Good Friday 29 March, Easter Monday 1 April, Easter Tuesday 2 April (a school holiday)

School Holidays:
Saturday 13th April - Sunday 28th April (Includes Anzac Day 25th April)

Staff only day: Monday 5th of February


2024: TERM 2

Monday 29th of April to Friday 5th of July

Public holidays:

King's Birthday Monday 3rd June, Matariki Friday 28th of June

School holidays:

Saturday 6th July - Sunday 21st July


2024: TERM 3

Monday 22nd of July to Friday 27th September

School holidays:
Saturday 28th September - Sunday 13th October


2024: TERM 4

Monday 14th of October to Wednesday 18th of December

Public holidays:

Labour Day Monday 28th of October



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A facebook page has been created so you can be in touch with one another: "Tauranga Special School Whānau Support Group"

Just seach for this page and ask to join. This page is only for whānau/family of students at TSS.

We plan to have regular 'get togethers' each term. These will be advertised on our school facebook page and on Storypark.






Restraint In Schools 


MoE info for parents here

Our policy can be found on SchoolDocs here.

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All of our staff complete the Ministry of Education Mandatory Restraint Module, and recieve training in Understanding Behaviour and Responding Safely (UBRS) and Managing Actual and Potential Agression (MAPA). We also offer staff regular Professional Development in low arousal classroom management techniques and our Mana Kaha approach has a focus on minimising student distress.


Relationship and Sexuality Education at Tauranga Special School


Draft Relationship and Sexuality Education


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