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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Erin Cairns- Principal
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.

Hera Fisher - DP
Deputy Principal

Hera's specialist area is positive behaviour support and works alongside teachers and students to ensure the very best outcomes for their learning.

Catherine Lewis - AP
Assistant Principal

Catherine leads our curriculum and assessment team and the Te Matatini Syndicate. She has an interest in structured learning approaches inluding TEACCH (trained in USA); Autism/ASD; and 2e (Twice Exceptional) Gifted & Talented Learners.

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Invercargill, New Zealand

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19 Ruru Street
Waikiwi
Invercargill 9810

Salford School
110 Lamond Street, Hargest, Invercargill

Donovan Primary School
200 Drury Lane, Grasmere, Invercargill

Verdon College
210 Rockdale Road, Invercargill

Southern Institute of Technology
160 Forth Street, Invercargill

(03) 21 59379

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0274100323

erin@rurued.school.nz