Central Region Health School

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

Term 1

13 March 2017

Term 1 is well underway and the Thorndon Quay staff as still without an office due to earthquake damage on Level 5 at 204 Thorndon Quay.  Commiserations to all Thorndon Quay staff and the Thorndon Quay students for this difficult start to the school year. Our admin staff are working from the CRHS Naenae office and teachers are working from home.  Ken has been searching for new offices and is hopeful of having a new site confirmed by the end of this term.     





27 January 2017

Welcome to CRHS for 2017. We are delighted to see so many of our NCEA students have achieved success in 2016.    Congratulations to you all and our very best wishes for the year ahead. 

2017 is looking to be an exciting year with a healthy roll and only one teacher vacancy - this will be advertised during the term. 

We are in the process of seeking a clear opinion from engineers about the Thorndon Quay site. In the meantime we are working from various sites and expect to be back to normal by week 4.

 I look forward to keeping in touch throughout the year. 

Kind regards



16 December 2016

Kia Ora Koutou

Congratulations to our students for their fine efforts in working towards their learning goals in 2016. It has been a good year for CRHS and we have some standout results to celebrate.            To our teachers, thank you all for your work and successes with the students, their families and schools this year. 

The last week of term 4 has been a bit messy for us here in Wellington and we are still recovering for the earthquake. We decided to err on the side of caution last week and work away from Thordon Quay while engineers checked the building.

Best wishes to students returning to school fulltime next year and to those going on to follow their career pathways. 

Our new school year begins for students on 31 January 2017. Your teachers will make contact at the end of January.

Have a restful and safe holiday                                                                                                        Ngā mihi mō te Kirihimete

Ken McIntosh                                                                                                                                       Principal



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




10 January 2014


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