Riding therapy with a difference, where horses help improve the lives of children, adolescents and adults with physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual disabilities.
Ambury Park Centre is a registered charity, that was established in 1983 as a riding centre for people with disabilities. Since that time the Centre has developed a range of services including a school for students aged 13 upwards and a full-time vocational training programme for adults 18 and over. These programmes include physiological and psychological therapies and educational, work training and social development programmes.
Ambury Park Centre has a registered Independent school that offers subjects in the NZ curriculum, riding and equine qualifications. There are 25 to 30 students in the school. These are children aged 13 to 18 who, for a variety of reasons, are not coping in, or are not attending mainstream education.
At Ambury Park Centre, students receive a high level of one-on-one or small group instruction from registered teachers, teacher aides, riding therapists, together with the equine and stable managers, to work collaboratively to coordinate programmes and address the needs of students individually. Each student has an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that reflects the goals and aspirations of staff, parents and students. Goals are designed to support their social and personal development.
- Region: Auckland
- Co Ed Status: Co-Educational
- Roll Total: 16
- Authority: Private : Fully Registered
- International roll: 0
- Decile: 99
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