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Alternative Education

Mainstream schooling doesn’t suit everyone.  Our Alternative Education programme is all about firstly creating a place of belonging and safety, so that meaningful learning can take place in a way that works for each student.


Tutors work one-on-one with students to cover standard curriculum subjects as well as facilitating a range of hands-on, adventure-based learning opportunities that build confidence and skills to equip students as they transition to employment or further education.

We offer our Alternative Education programme in partnership with Kaipara College and all our students are enrolled through the college.


Outwest Youth provided amazing support for my son when he attended Alternative Education.  They gave him confidence to make good decisions in his education and social life, by supporting him emotionally and mentally.

Amy Major, parent