Since January 2023, Te Tairāwhiti has experienced numerous states of emergency, declared nationally and locally, as a result of cyclones and flooding. The most recent, at the time of writing,… Read more
The centre has undergone a transition period throughout the 2022 school year. A change in leadership and management began in Term 3 with a strategic approach that resulted in… Read more
In 2021 we have had a few highlights. One of these was the NAS visit in March after two planned visits that were cancelled due to Covid. The team were… Read more
During the Lockdown and across Term 2, our team at BLENNZ Tūranga-nui-a Kiwa/Gisborne Visual Resource Centre thought of innovative ways to communicate with schools, ākonga, whānau and each other, improving our digital skills along the way. Some examples of… Read more
BLENNZ Gisborne Visual Resource Centre inquiry for 2016 has been to research how our BLENNZ learners can be provided with appropriate Assistive Technology systems, which are well matched to their… Read more
To enable ākonga and whānau who identify as Māori to be successful, our Tairawhiti team need to be comfortable with tikanga Māori, including greetings, introductions, karakia, waiata and basic Te… Read more
Here you will find contact information for all of our Visual Resource Centres, Homai Campus School and Homai Early Childhood Centre.
Inspired by research, “that one of the most effective approaches to helping young children develop literacy skills, is a home environment that supports literacy,” – quote from the Reading is Fundamental… Read more
Kelly Doyle, BLENNZ Resource Teacher: Vision shares her pepeha.
The BLENNZ Gisborne Visual Resource Centre have three ORS learners with low vision attending Te Kura Kaupapa Māori in the Wairoa/Gisborne areas. To enable these learners to quickly learn how… Read more