Green Bay High School is proud to facilitate satellite classes in association with Oaklynn Special School.

A partnership with Oaklynn School means that Green Bay High School is also the home base for three classes of students from Oaklynn School.  Located in L-block the Oaklynn classes, Te Aratika, Tahi, Rua and Toru provide supported learning for students who have specialised learning needs and who have met the requirement for ORRS funding.

Using the New Zealand Curriculum and an Oaklynn developed curriculum, teaching is responsive to individual needs and learning styles. One of the pathways for learning is SPEC, South Pacific Education Courses which addresses the New Zealand Curriculum through the Key Competencies and works towards a Level 1 qualification on the NZQA framework.

The “satellite class” system enables students to have access to regular school life while being taught and supported by specialised teachers and therapists. Students are based in Te Aratika and access integration opportunities and school facilities whenever possible.

Te Aratika has an open door philosophy towards students and staff from Green Bay High School. Diversity is a very real part of New Zealand society and the Green Bay High School/ Oaklynn partnership creates opportunities for both parties to develop learning and understanding of each other.

Oaklynn School has 11 other satellite classes at local primary and intermediate schools, three here at Green Bay High School and a Tertiary facility, Oaktec, for students aged 18-21 situated in New Lynn.

More information about Oaklynn School is available here.

A Tangible Possibility

Focus on Ability Film Festival
Green Bay High School’s satellite class from Oaklynn School, Te Aratika Rua, are on the big screen!


As part of the Focus on Ability Film Festival, they are very proud to present their very own short film entry.
Click here to watch this moving movie…with a twist! You won’t believe the ending. It’s better than Shortland Street!

Starring Zion Tatu, Nathan Clarke, Lachlan Dawson, Braydon Griffiths, Serina joe, Mele Helikutonga, Jerrick Ngo and Jade Weatherall.

Huge thanks to First Scene Costume and Prop Hire and Party Venue all their support.