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NZQA Approved Course Owner


Carolyn Baines (Director) Curriculum Developer & Quality Assurance  Manager


Welcome to the SPEC website

 The SPEC programmes are NZQA approved for two New Zealand qualifications below, that have a focus on developing competencies, developing the skills needed for work and/or further learning.  This is personalised learning at its’ best, with proven successful outcomes for students who require an alternative approach.

The ethos and principles of our programmes directly link to the New Zealand curriculum’s vision for Directions for Learning;  “Young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners”.

Click the NZQA link to find out more.

We also have programmes for primary/intermediate age students to assist them to ‘get back on track’ with

their learning. Click here for more information.



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What we offer

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SPEC is launching a new Reading Scheme this year, written and designed for students who been unsuccessful

In their ability to learn to read. The resources are suitable for any age of student and indeed an adult non

reader. The scheme provides a structured approach to word learning, sentence building and comprehension

exercises, with each reading book having an associated workbook.  

The reading books themselves have a sequential storyline leaving a ‘cliff hanger’ on the last page of each book,

so students are motivated to find out what happens next.  The first set of six books aims to teach the student a

100 sight words, learned through picture association.

The ‘starter’ packs include one reading book, one workbook, one set of A5 flash cards with the pictures and

associated words, and two sets of words, and two sets of picture cards, enabling a whole variety of games to

be played to ensure the words are learned thoroughly before the student actually gets to read the book.  

Click on each cover page to find out more.

NZQA link Reading Promotion 2017.pdf NEW Reading Scheme SPIKE reading book The cave reading book The shed reading book Stumpy reading book

Click of the Leaflets for more information

about pathways.

Click on Programme Information for more

Information about the programmes.

Below is a link to the latest training

opportunities, 2017.

Book early for your place.

2017 - Term 1 TRAINING Teacher Aide Training 2017


Reading Scheme


         Click on


print a leaflet

Reading Promotion 2017.pdf