“Although I have only been at Westbridge for a few weeks I have enjoyed it so much – hunting for pipis, and going to Parakai Pools and even woodwork. I have been offered so many opportunities and been able to make so much progress in my social skills and learning. The people here at Westbridge are so good at their jobs, they have made it feel like home and helped me make friends, and learn new things.” (Luke – new student Term 1, 2021)
Westbridge Specialist School is a trauma informed, co-educational school. We have a dynamic staff that are committed to making a difference to the young people in our care.
We provide 24 hour care, seven days a week on extensive rural grounds in Massey, West Auckland. We have a strong focus on using Restorative Practices as a way of supporting our students to make positive changes in behaviour. At the same time we have the luxury of very small classes and high teacher to student ratios to ensure academic success.
After school hours students are cared for by our residential staff who provide afternoon programmes based on life skills, art, sport and social skills in particular.
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.
Parents/Whanau are welcome to make an appointment to visit at anytime. Please contact the school directly if you would like more information.
David Bagwell – Principal