Research underway

During 2023, second year social work students from Ara – Te Pūkenga looked at the issues creating barriers to school attendance for tamariki in our area. They found that some of the barriers included:

  • Transport
  • Bullying
  • Undiagnosed learning disabilities (and the bullying facing the tamariki as a result)
  • Poverty and housing insecurity – lack of money to pay for the essentials like school uniforms
  • Access to assessments for learning disabilities