About Us

  • State School – free service
  • Teachers based Nelson to Invercargill
  • Students stay enrolled at their current school and are assisted with transition
  • Individual Learning plans
  • Access to unit standards and NCEA

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Who can be admitted to the school?

Year 1 - 13 students enrolled in a regular school and whose health prevents them from attending that school.

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Latest News

  • Welcome to 2021

    Kia ora, I would like to welcome you back to the Southern Health School for 2021. I hope you have all enjoyed a summer break and we look forward working with your child this year.

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Our Principal Welcomes You...


Helen Walshe's encouragement and patience with my daughter has made a very big impact on her learning. Not only does my daughter now feel more confident but she is enjoying doing her Health School work. Helen's caring nature makes it very easy for my daughter to ask for help. She now loves handing in work so she can see what Helen thinks of her writing which is a huge turnaround for her as she has struggled with English because she has missed so much school. I can't praise Helen enough for the difference she has made to my daughters learning and her emotional heath.

                                                                                                                                         Parent, Blenheim May 2015