Welcome to Ruru Specialist School

Our Specialist School is situated in Invercargill.
We teach students with identified high or very high educational needs, who receive Ongoing Resourcing (ORS) through the Ministry of Education, and a number of other students with moderate needs.

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Our Staff are here to help

Erin Cairns- Principal

Erin has extensive leadership experience in the education sector and a huge knowledge of teaching and learning support for diverse learners of all ages. Her door is always open if you would like to talk about your child or young person.

Amelia McKelvie - DP
Deputy Principal

Amelia comes with a wide background of Special Education in Mainstream. She has taught and led Satellite classes and leads our Positive Behaviour Support throughout the School. Amelia has a passion for Music

Marina Marie - AP
Deputy Principal

Marina has a wealth of knowledge and experience teaching all of our classes, over a period of time. Marina leads our IEP / ICP mahi and has a passion for the Arts.

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Invercargill, New Zealand

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19 Ruru Street
Invercargill 9810

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(03) 21 59379