News and Events

This weeks NZSL Bite - Matariki

Communicate about a special anniversary of Matariki (Maori cluster stars).

News and Events

Big changes happening in Deaf Education nationally

The Combined Board of van Asch & Kelston Deaf Education Centres will be holding a number of meetings around the Country to discuss the big changes happening in Deaf Education nationally.

All welcome, the next meeting will take place on Tuesday 10 April at 5pm - 6.30pm in Deaf Society of Canterbury Premises 80 Fitzgerald Ave, Central Christchurch

Attending will be: Rachel Douglas - Board Chair
Terri Johnstone - LSM (Local Statutory Manager)
Bernie Mulcahy-Bouman - Principal, van Asch Deaf Education Centre

The meeting will be facilitated by Roisin Connolly, Community Engagement Officer for the Combined Board

News and Events

New Zealand Deaf Summer Camp 2018

There has been a group of 12 staff from van Asch Dec and KDEC who dedicated their time to running the Summer Deaf Youth Camp at Palm Grove just north of Wellington City from 22 – 26 January, 51 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students from across New Zealand attended the camp. Congratulations to all the team on running such a successful camp, the planning group has spent many hours organizing the Camp during 2017. Go to to view photos from the Camp. This camp was made possible through the funding from the NZSL Board.