Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi
Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe
Produced by Wintec Music and Performing Arts
Guests: Barbara Nelson
Director, Kauri Centre
Barbara Nelson spent the last 5 years as a Liaison Teacher at Westbridge Residential School. She worked with families in their homes, helping parents to support their children getting back into school. Prior to Westbridge Barbara was Day School Principal at Salisbury Girls in Nelson for 10 years where she and the Deputy Principal developed a support programme for the girls transitioning back home, into local school and into their local community.
She is about to start a new role as Director at The Kauri Centre in Hamilton; an alternative education center where students are prepared and supported back into mainstream schooling.
Louise asks Barbara for advice on helping children with special needs get ready to return to school after the long summer holidays