This programme is for 13-16 year olds who are not attending a mainstream secondary school. Students can be referred
to this programme from a local secondary school, or the young person and their whanau can make a self-referral. All
referrals must be approved by the regionís AE coordinator (who is located at Lytton High School) before they can be
confirmed. Alternative education students are mixed across our Level 1 classes and work towards the NZ Certificate in
Foundation Skills Level 1, or they are supported to do an individual programme designed by Matapuna. Students can
enrol in the NZ Correspondence School if they wish, and complete work with the support and guidance of their tutor.