Specialist Outreach Service - STOS

Specialist Outreach Service from Hamilton North School

The Specialist Outreach Service provides a specialist itinerant teaching service for students on the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) who are enrolled in a local school.

  • Direct 1:1 teaching
  • To support and advise classroom teachers
  • To support and up-skill teacher aides
  • Teaching students within class or small group settings.
  • Assessing a student’s learning needs
  • Plan appropriate programmes
  • Monitor student progress and achievement and planning next steps
  • To provide and access resources
  • Model effective teaching strategies and practices for teachers and teacher aides
  • Assist class teachers to differentiate class and school curriculum content.
  • Adapt and prepare learning materials and resources appropriate for student needs.
  • Liaise with MOE, staff, parents, and other professionals usually in consultation with the teacher or SENCO.
  • Contribute to Individual Education Plan (IEP) planning and implementation
  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Education, Learning Support for specialist services support.


Schools who wish to avail themselves of this service/or seek more information please contact the Principal, Tony Kane directly on 07 8493029 or email principal@hamnorth.school.nz


For more information about STOS, please click on the link below.

http://www.education.govt.nz/school/student-support/special-education/getting-help-for-students-with-special-needs-from-the-specialist-teacher-outreach-service/