Teen Parent Schools in New Zealand


Nelson Young Parents’ School


Learning today for a better tomorrow

Nelson Young Parents’ School provides a holistic learning experience for young parents. We not only offer the opportunity for students to achieve NCEA and other certificates but also provide career advice and learning experiences that enrich their every day life. We endeavour to make life better for the young parent and their children.

Located at Auckland Point School in Nelson, the Nelson Young Parents’ School was established in 2013 and can accommodate teenage parents through to 21 years of age. Their babies can attend Auckland Point Kindergarten and a primary school, which are on-site. This provides seamless education for them and their children.

  • Capacity for 20 students
  • On the same site as Auckland Point kindergarten and primary school
  • Laptops and PCs available for classroom use
  • Smart 3D TV
  • Lunches are provided for the babies every day and 1 day a week for students
  • Daily pick up and drop off for everyone in the school’s mini van
  • Health nurse visits fortnightly
  • Each term the school goes on an excursion outside of the classroom


Staff Credentials

  • Philippa Trewavas – teaches Technology (head teach)
  • Justine Russell – teaches Social Sciences (full-time)
  • Barbara Stokes – teaches English (3 hours per week)

Where possible, YPS teachers teach subjects otherwise subjects are studied through Te Kura, Service IQ and other providers.