van Asch Deaf Education Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
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The van Asch Deaf Education Centre is a residential special school for deaf children, and is situated in Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Centre strives to be a leading provider of quality educational programmes and special related services that meet the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and their families, in the lower half of the North Island and the South Island of New Zealand.
The Centre also provides services and support for mainstream students and their teachers.
QUICK LINKS -
> go to the Audiology page.
> go the the Hearing Aid and FM Repair and Battery Ordering page.
> go to the Immersion Course page.
> go to the News Centre.
> go the the Parents page.
> go to the Preschool Residential Course page.
> go to the Students Information page.
van Asch Deaf Education Centre
Final Assembly and Prize Giving
On Tuesday the 2nd of December
students, staff, families, friends and
members of the deaf community
celebrated a year of excellent
achievements by van Asch students.
Farewell and Good Luck to our 2014 Student Leavers.
We salute our three students that are leaving school this year. Our best wishes go with Hamish, Rachel and Miggy as they begin their exciting life journey.
Kotuku Cottage Students Entertain.
Primary aged students based at Wharenui Hub entertained the assembled crowd with their signed rendition of What Makes You Happy?
New Zealand Sign Language Ready to Read eBooks
The Ministry of Education has produced a further 10 Ready to Read ebooks. This brings the total to 16 Ready to Read ebooks.
The new titles are:
Dragons! Dragons! Dragons!
I'm the King of the road
Is that an Earthquake?
Me and My Dog
The Crocodile's Chistmas
The Hole in the King's Sock
The Safe Place
The books can be downloaded on the Ministry's iTunes and Google play site for free. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/ministry-education-new-zealand/id507340102
Van Asch Deaf Education Centre educators take students on an exciting learning journey from preschool to twenty-one years of age.
Residential Immersion Courses
At the Sumner site we offer week-long residential immersion courses for mainstreamed deaf students. Introductory courses are provided for students in Years 8-10 and for students Year 12 and above, who are transitioning out of compulsory schooling.
Activities during these courses are tailored to the needs of groups of students and may include; understanding your hearing loss, building confidence as a young deaf person, meeting other deaf young people, flatting experience, knowing your rights and responsibilities and what support and services are available for deaf people in taking the next step in education or in the workforce.
If you wish to find out more about our Residential Immersion Courses contact us at:
"Your human rights and making complaints
New free resource
The guide was written with disabled people. It explains what disabled people's human rights are, what they can do if they aren't happy with something that has happened, what they can contact the Commission about, what will happen if they do and who else might be able to help. It also contains helpful case studies of complaints disabled people have made to the Commission and how these were sorted out. Available in NZSL, Easy Read and Braille, and can be accessed online here: http://www.hrc.co.nz/2013/commission-launches-new-disability-complaints-resource
Preschool Residential Visits
- For parents and their deaf preschooler.
- For primary and secondary students accompanied by their parent/s.
- For primary and secondary students accompanied by their parent/s, who are considering a placement at the Core School.
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