Central Region Health School

“It is today we must create the world of the future.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

July 2016

10 July 2016

Why Scotland can improve outcomes for New Zealand’s children in care


In May Ken travelled to Europe to attend the HOPE (Hospital Organisation of Pedagogues in Europe) conference exploring continuity in education. He next went on to Scotland where he was hosted by the education team at the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), in Glasgow. Here is an article published by the CYCJ team, outlining his findings and reflections on this very valuable visit. 

You can read Ken's article here  CYCJ

May 2016

25 May 2016

We are happy to share our ERO report which followed a successful visit from ERO in late February.  In summary the report states: “The school’s previously recognised high performance has been sustained. The curriculum is flexible and responsive. Teachers and other professionals use a range of information to effectively plan and deliver appropriate, individualised programmes. Most students achieve their goals. Sound systems support school operations. High quality leadership is evident.

This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work and expertise of the school management team, BOT, teachers and admin/support staff.   You can read the full report on http://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/central-regional-health-school-06-05-2016/

CRHS is pleased to be part of the new National Forensic Mental Health Unit - Nga Taiohi that was opened recently by Capital and Coast DHB. CRHS is providing education programmes for students while they are admitted to Nga Taiohi. It is an exciting new initiative to ensure young people with forensic and mental health needs are able to access therapeutic programmes alongside education.

Ken McIntosh