Social Workers in Schools

Social Worker in Schools (SWIS) is a school based service for tamariki in the 5 -12 age group.

The Social Worker is placed within specific schools, and is available to support tamariki and whanau with issues outside the classroom, that may be affecting the well-being of a child, and the child’s ability to learn.  The SWIS programmes are a part of the Toiora Whanau.


SWIS provide education programs that focus on empowering tamariki and  whanau.


These might include:

  • Hold onto Your Dreams
  • Seasons for Growth
  • Life skill Programs
  • Tamariki Celebrations
  • Matua Parenting


SWIS liaise with schools and other agencies.  They  provide links to other services including:

  • Parenting Support
  • Sexual Abuse Awareness
  • Anger Change
  • Holiday Programs
  • Complimentary Health
  • Counselling

Currently Raukawa Whanau Ora have a presence in the following Schools:

  • Levin School
  • Levin North School
  • Levin East School
  • Levin Intermediate
  • Taitoko School
  • St Josephs Schools
  • Shannon School
  • Foxton Primary School
  • Foxton Beach School
  • St Marys School

Coley Street School

  • Poroutawhao School
  • Oroua Downs School
  • Awapuni School
  • Terrace End School
  • Sommerset Crescent School
  • Roslyn School
  • Lytton Street School
  • Takaaro School
  • Monrade Intermediate

How can you access our service?

06 3688678


Note: Social Workers In Schools are not statutory social workers.  They are employees of Raukawa Whanau Ora Ltd  They work only with your consent.   parental consent, liaising with schools and  agencies to ensure the wellbeing of your tamariki and whanau.