School Video

In 2016 KWANZ commissioned a short video following a cry of help from parents to assist them in educating teachers in what it’s like for a child to have arthritis.  We are also using this film to help raise awareness in our communities that ‘Even kids get Arthritis’.  Click HERE to view the film.
KWANZ volunteers are available to join parents in approaching schools via staff meetings to show this film and discuss how a specific family can be supported in the school environment. We have also developed an information pack to leave with schools following meetings with them. The pack includes a flash drive of the school video.
Please contact us if we can help you in this way.

Help In The Community – Education

The following is a compilation of support, advice, assistance and activities available for individual children and their families that is available from various public and private organisations in the community.
Please Ctrl+Click on the headings below to follow link. This will give you a brief description of information you will find on each website.


1. Before School Check

The B4 School Check is a free check for four year olds. The Check helps to make sure your child is healthy and can learn well at school. It is a chance to discuss your child’s health and development with a nurse.

2. Individual Education Plan (IEP)

The IEP process brings together a team of people closely involved with the student to collaboratively plan a programme to meet the student’s needs.
Get a copy of Collaboration for Success: Individual Education Plans – Click here to download the PDF

3. Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education website is where you can learn more about how the New Zealand education system works, and the education agencies that are involved in supporting our education system, helping to deliver a world-leading education system that equips all New Zealanders with the knowledge, skills and values to be successful citizens.

4. NZ Police – No Bullying

Some of our children face the reality of bullying, because other children don’t understand their often, well-hidden illness.  This website provides names of organizations that can help in this issue.

5. Specialised School Transport to School

If a student is eligible for SESTA (Special education school transport assistance), the Government accepts a share of this responsibility and provides a level of assistance to help with transport between home and school.

6. Special Exam Conditions

NZQA grants entitlement to Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) so that approved candidates may be fairly assessed and have access to assessment for National Qualifications. Special Assessment Conditions are approved so that entitled candidates can demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding, without providing unfair advantage over other candidates.