March 2012 Recipients
The Mazda Foundation has donated $8307 to Arohanui Special School to purchase new sensory equipment for its students.
Arohanui Special School caters for students aged 5 – 21 years who have intellectual disabilities, including those with profound and multiple disabilities.
Trudi Brocas, Assistant Principal at Arohanui Special School, says, “Our students require very high levels of support to access learning, which involves developmentally appropriate programmes, encouraging sensory exploration, problem solving, and communication.”
Students at Arohanui Special School learn about the environment and themselves through the senses of vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch and movement. The school aims to provide a stimulating multi-sensory curriculum for all its students.