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last updated Wed 4 Feb 15

Core School


van Asch Deaf Education Centre

Throughout the long history of deaf education in New Zealand, van Asch has
developed in its community a pride in educational achievement.
Students are taught in small classes by qualified, experienced Teachers of the Deaf.
Their programmes of instruction are based on individual education plans developed with input from the student and their family.

Students enrolled at van Asch Deaf Education Centre’s Core School can access a number of educational facilities, programmes and quality teaching to meet the specific learning needs of deaf and hearing-impaired students. Our Core School is spread across three sites in Christchurch. We have a mutually beneficial relationship with our host schools and operate as 'A School within Schools.’

The Primary School class is located at Wharenui School. Wharenui School is a highly inclusive full primary school in the suburb of Riccarton.

Our High School works across two sites; van Asch Deaf Education Centre’s grounds in Sumner and at Hagley Community College. Having a High School across two sites enables creative and flexible programmes to best meet the variety of needs of deaf learners. Most students spend their time at one or other campus, while some students will access programmes at both sites.

As a fundholder for ORS (On-going Resourcing Scheme) students enrolled in the Core School we provide Specialist Services to support the class programs.The Specialist Services include:
Specialist Language and Literacy Teaching
Occupational Therapy
Advisory Services: Advisers on Deaf Children
Orientation and Mobility Training

These specialist work closely with the class teachers and families to assess students needs, develop and implement individual programs that will achieve the best possible outcomes for students. Referrals to the Specialist Services are made by class teachers, families and the IEP team.

If you wish to find out more about our Core School support, services and enrolment, contact us at: info@vanasch.school.nz


. . . > Wharenui Hub

. . . > Sumner Hub

. . . > Hagley Hub