what about kids who want to go to school, but can't, grandmother asks
14-year-old Zane Turua’s family thought he would start high school at the beginning of this year.
But the teenager, who has high needs, was still at home in June.
His grandmother, Christine Bellamy, said his behaviour worsened as they continued to wait for the support he needed to attend a programme at Motueka High School, north of Nelson.
Turua – who has fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and a mental disability – wanted to be at school, and was bored and frustrated, Bellamy said.