The theme of this yearbook “we love to learn” celebrates the joy of learning both in and out
of the classroom. It is a special momento for all students, parents/whanau and staff.
This 2017 Yearbook showcases Deaf and hard of hearing student’s achievements and
experiences throughout the school year from across the van Asch region. This includes students
from the deep South to East Coast Bays.
Teachers know that learning for deaf learners is not just in the classroom. I would like to
acknowledge all the staff who have committed to providing opportunities to connect DHH
students throughout the year with their deaf peers through local, regional and national events
focused on deaf identity and communication. Technology is increasingly playing a part in
providing more regular opportunities for students to connect with each other across the
A wide range of student achievements are showcased in this yearbook. These achievements,
big and small, build confidence to continue to strive for more learning success and to find their
passion for learning at school and beyond.
I hope all readers of the Yearbook take away a sense of the wide diversity of deaf students
and the exciting achievements they have made in 2017.
Enjoy the read
“Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi”
“Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work”
Nga mihi nui