Teen Parent Schools in New Zealand

ATPENZ

Titiro Whakamua Teen Parent Programme

 

Titiro Whakamua

We are a satellite of Heretaunga College, and provide secondary schooling for teenagers who are pregnant or already parents.

 

Our Objectives

  • To maintain and develop the education and training paths of teenage parents beyond the birth of their children
  • To foster the development of positive parenting skills among teenage parents
  • To enhance the self-esteem of teenage parents
  • To enhance the employment prospects of participants

 

Our Offerings

Registered teachers on site, classes in:

  • College and Correspondence School Courses
  • NCEA qualifications
  • STAR courses through the Open
  • Polytechnic, Travel Careers and Training
  • Healthy parenting classes
  • Careers advice including visits to the Polytechnics and Universities
  • First Aid certificate
  • Gateway
  • Opportunity to gain driver’s licence

 

Services

  • Social Worker is available on site to help with goal setting, WINZ entitlements, budgeting, legal advice and counseling.
  • Transport can be provided door to door (by bus or van) – see the Office Administrator for more information.
  • Support agencies such as Plunket, Midwives, NET & Family Start, VIBE, Youth Transition Service work closely with the school.

 

Childcare

  • A licensed and chartered Early Childhood Centre on site.
  • The teachers keep profile books on each child with photos, paintings, and records.
  • Breastfeeding is encouraged. New mothers have the option of keeping young babies in the classroom.
  • Students feed their children at lunchtime.
  • A Childcare Subsidy is available through WINZ, see the Social Worker for more details

 

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Normal secondary school terms
  • Classes are from 9.30am—3.15pm

 

Costs

  • No student is turned away due to financial hardship.

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