Itinerant Service

Specialist Teacher Outreach Service (STOS)

This is an initiative between Kaka Street Special School and Ministry of Education Special Education to assist ORS funded children in their mainstream schools.

Our 9 STOS teachers support 22 students across 6 schools in Tauranga (Katikati to Maketu ) and 7 Students in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and towards East Cape.

The ORS funded child attends his/her regular school and is involved in normal classroom activities.

The Specialist Teacher Outreach Service (STOS) role is:-

  • To support and advise classroom teachers

  • To support and upskill Teacher Aides

  • To provide and access resources

  • To provide direct teaching and support the student

  • To liaise with  GSE staff, parents and other professionals

Specialist Support staff: physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists are accessed through Group Special Education.

For further information see

Educator Information Sheets



For further details please contact:-

Specialist Teacher Outreach Service (STOS).

Stephen Macartney

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