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“My son loves it, the staff there are exceptional and the whole place is super inclusive. I highly recommend it. Best decision we have ever made as a family!”

Current Parent - 2023

Nau mai, Haere mai – Welcome

Westbridge Specialist School is a trauma informed, inclusive school. We have a dynamic staff that are committed to making a difference to the young people in our care.  

Westbridge is the only ‘Ukeru’ school in New Zealand. Ukeru is a physical restraint-free system of support guided by the philosophy of ‘Comfort’ versus ‘Control’.

We provide 24 hour care, seven days a week on extensive rural grounds in Massey, West Auckland.

Students are typically enrolled with us for between 12-18 months during which time their families and whanau are also supported to make positive change.

We are committed to ensuring success for every student that is enrolled with us and continually reviewing our systems and programmes. Our success rate is over 90% .  This means 90% of student leavers are still engaged in education up to two years after graduating from Westbridge.

Parents/Whanau are welcome to make an appointment to visit at anytime. Please contact the school directly if you would like more information.

Reuben Aita-Ilaoa – Acting Principal, Term 4


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