MANA KIDZ & AWHI FOR HEALTHER HOMES
Mana Kidz is a free nurse-led, school health programme which addresses important health issues for tamariki. Healthcare is delivered by registered nurses and whānau support workers who are based in schools during the school term.
At the centre of the Mana Kidz programme is rheumatic fever prevention, but comprehensive healthcare which includes vision and hearing checks, skin infection treatment and general health assessments is also provided.
There is no other programme in Aotearoa like Mana Kidz, and National Hauora Coalition is proud of the positive outcomes we have achieved. We have seen a significant reduction (more than 60%) in the number of tamariki developing acute rheumatic fever, tamariki are in hospital less often and are generally in better health. The schools we work with report better attendance and tamariki more engaged in class.
Mana Kidz supports tamariki in primary and intermediate schools in South Auckland, providing support to more than 34,000 tamariki across 88 schools.”
This link will help whanau navigate their way to see the range of health programmes across the lifespan the National Hauora Coalition offer. including Mana Kidz & AWHI for healthier homes.
https://www.facebook.com/manakidz.nz for relevant community health messages.
STUDENT SUPPORT NETWORK
We have regular meetings with members of Special Education Services and other support agencies.
The meetings are to decide on appropriate action in helping children who have learning or behaviour problems. These children need more help than can be given by their teacher. There are special needs. If you are concerned about your child's learning or behaviour, talk to your class teacher about a referral to the support group. The support group's purpose is to give or arrange for appropriate guidance, advice and support to teachers, parents and children.
MANUKAU TRUANCY SERVICE:
Attendance is vital if children are to make progress at school. At Papatoetoe West School lateness and absences are monitored by our electronic registers. All attendance concerns are addressed by either school or the Manukau Truancy Service. All regular absentees are referred to the Manukau Truancy Service for their attention.
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SPECIAL EDUCATION:
The Visiting Teacher, the Educational Psychologist, Speech Therapist and RTLB ( Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour) are members of the Special Education Service. These people work with special needs children, their teachers and parents. Their policy and ours is to consult and have parent approval and participation in the individual educational or developmental programmes that are prepared.