by Kerry McCarthy

Kohanga Ako would like to say Thank You!

Many of our students are currently involved in work experience in the community. Without the support of these businesses, our students would not get the opportunity to develop their work ethic, problem solving, communication and teamwork skills.

We have seen students’ confidence grow and have watched many become independent workers. Students look forward, each week, to their work experience placements. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses for their ongoing support:

  • 0800 HUNGRY
  • The Oaks Retirement Village
  • New World (Ilam)
  • My Hair & Beauty
  • The Gatehouse Cafe
  • Arion Farm
  • Ilam Florist
  • Upper Riccarton Library
  • Riccarton High School grounds staff
  • Riccarton High School staff-room
Image by: Kerry McCarthy

Our students are also involved in extracurricular activities that are based around individual interests: Riding for the Disabled, Music Therapy and Move (dance therapy). Thank you to these groups for providing an opportunity for our students to develop their interests and skills.

Image by: Kerry McCarthy

We are always looking for new work experience placements for our students. If any families in our school community have businesses or know of any businesses who would consider providing work experience opportunities, please contact Kerry McCarthy (HOD).