Teen Parent Schools in New Zealand


Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit


Continuing Education

The Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit opened in February 2002. It is based on the grounds of Makoura College Masterton and has a roll of 30. This unit is to enable Teen parents or expectant mothers 19 years or younger to continue their education:

  • The unit is open 9am-3pm (during school terms)
  • Makoura Community Early Childhood Centre is next door
  • Students are supported to achieve their educational goals
  • Students have an individual education plan at their level and pace
  • Essential life skills are taught
  • Study is by correspondence or by choice can be in the mainstream
  • The TPU is a warm caring environment with the teen parent and child in mind
  • We have two vans for transport for students from Masterton environs and South Wairarapa
  • Course and childcare costs are usually covered by the WINZ Training Incentive Allowance