Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit
History and Purpose
The Teen Parent Unit, on the Mākoura College premises, was established in 2002. It is for teen parents or pregnant teenagers who have had their education interrupted by parenthood. It is a chance to reach their educational goals whilst entering parenthood.
The aim of the Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit is to enable teen parents and pregnant teenagers, aged 19yrs or younger, to continue their education.
The Unit is open from 9am -3pm during college terms
It is based on the grounds of Mākoura College
The Mākoura Community Early Childhood Centre is next door and has spaces for TPU children
TPU incorporates a supportive environment for both academic and social growth
Course and childcare costs are usually funded through WINZ
Full support is given to the mother and child