Impact alternative education is our oldest programme founded in 2002 and has received recognition for the innovative way that it works with 13 to 16 year olds who have been removed from mainstream schooling having given up on education, those in authority and often on themselves.
The strength of our programme is in the balanced mix of gaining practical work-readiness skills, life enriching activities (such as outdoor adventures) whilst continuing to work towards NCEA Level 1 and 2 within a supportive environment.
Our strong focus on gaining practical skills has included chainsaw skills, fencing, attaining learner driver licenses and first-aid certificates amongst others. In addition we provide workshops on a range of topics including drug and alcohol abuse, anger management and personal health. Students are also assisted with CV preparation and are supported into the workplace.