Highbury Whanau Centre

Community Organisation

Highbury Whanau Centre
Monrad Park
Highbury Ave
Palmerston North

Whanau Support Group, Highbury, Takaro, Westbrook Incorporated is a community centre with so much going on, Social Services arm of the organisation has a Youthworker, Psychologist Mentor, After school programmes, Holiday Programs, Rugby League club, Fit-Club, Te Reo Maori class, always so much happening. We also have Alternative Education. HWCAE was established under the Ministry of Education. It was recognized that despite the desirability of young people to attend a local mainstream school, the reality was that a number of young people were unable to do this. Alternative education was as the most appropriate way of ensuring that young people alienated from mainstream schools were able to have another opportunity to complete schooling. HWCAE was established in 1999 and in 2000 the first intake involving 6 students began.