More than just a school, a TPU is a community of young women with the same goal – to complete their secondary education and plan future pathways for them and their ...
Our Teen Parent Units (TPUs) make it possible to study as a full time parent.
More than just a school, a TPU is a community of young women with the same goal – to finish their secondary education and provide future opportunities for themselves and their child.
The nurturing environment allows pregnant and parenting young women a chance to identify, reach and exceed their academic, emotional and social goals. To develop skills for effective parenting by learning to make choices that have positive effects on their lives.
Teachers and staff help each student to set goals and realise their potential. How to develop healthy relationships, tap into the support systems that are so important to young mums, learn coping skills and discover the many community resources available to you and your baby. The focus on wrap around support for parent and child ‘wellbeing` includes support in accessing housing, parenting, health services, legal and financial advice.
All classes are based on the New Zealand NCEA curriculum. You earn credits towards your level of NCEA. If you choose a work experience programme, there are courses designed to prepare you for work.
Teen Parent Units offer on-site early childcare centers. These centers are run by qualified staff or support who will stimulate your child’s development both physically and emotionally.
Teen Parent Units have the support of local Doctors, Nurses and Plunket Nurses who regularly visit and discuss any areas you need support with or any areas of concern you may have for yourself or your child.
In order for a teen parent to succeed; support, understanding and education are very important.