Our aim is to enable our clients by offering choice, building confidence and skills. We empower and support our clients to live an ordinary life as valued members of the community.
Our iconic Mosaicked building is the first purpose built Creative Space in New Zealand and is a significant public art work. Designed by our students, local artists and the Mosaic Hapu, the word Mosaic was chosen to describe the service and means putting the pieces together to create the whole, a symbol of the Mosaic community.
Our Mosaic programmes have a strong creative emphasis.
Mosaic is the home of ‘Outsider Art’ in Hawke’s Bay, offering creative opportunities for students who specialise in this genre.
Students can develop existing and new skills in structured group courses or as individuals with the opportunity to exhibit their work.
Creative Space programmes include:
A range of other programmes are available on site and in the wider community, that reflect the aspirations and interests of the Mosaic community. The student-driven term programme is offered in an inclusive and safe environment, that promotes choice, increased independence, education and personal development for students. We aim to support students to have the life that they choose and take a valued role in their community.
Practical skills are developed that students can apply to everyday life, learning at their own pace in a supportive environment that is facilitated by qualified and experienced staff.
Main key features of the Mosaic centre include:
Mosaic receives contributory funding from the TEC and Ministry of Social Development. An enrollment criteria and application pack can be sorted on enquiry to the manager.
Mosaic offers ACE education to students with different abilities in the areas of numeracy, literacy and computer literacy. Literacy is embedded throughout the Mosaic programme as appropriate, supporting students to improve their written and oral literacy.
Our target group are within the three ACE priorities of:
Specific ACE activities may include:
Eight ACE focused courses are available to students each term as part of the programme.
‘Providing community based education that meets community need’
Community participation is part of our daily programme. Most courses integrate community experiences for our students in their community. Students can choose a variety of vocational and leisure activities that will support them to have the life that they choose.
Community participation activities may include: