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last updated Wed 15 Jul 15

Board of Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees represent parents, the deaf community, students and staff. They are elected every three years. Travel assistance to attend meetings is available to Board members.



Back row - left to right: David Foster (Auckland),
Barbara O'Neill - Board Chairperson (Otago), Rachel Douglas (Taranaki), Oliver Ferguson (Wellington), Glenn Dillon (Auckland)
Middle row - left to right: Alice Henry (Auckland), Jo Studer (Hamilton), Jill Ford - Board Secretary (Auckland),
Bernie Mulcahy-Bouwman (Christchurch)
Front row - left to right: Hanna Deal - Student Rep. (Christchurch), Joy Creet (Wellington)      
Absent: Dean Buckley (Auckland)


The Combined Board of Trustees of Kelston Deaf Education Centre and van Asch Deaf Education Centre is accountable for student achievement. It does this by providing an environment that supports and encourages quality educational outcomes. The Combined Board is responsible for ensuring that each Centre focuses their strategic planning on improving student achievement through high quality teaching and learning programmes. The Combined Board is made up of six parent trustees, a staff trustee, two student trustees and the two Principals. Up to four additional trustees may be co-opted to ensure that the views of the Deaf community and of Maori are represented on the board.

Board Meetings 2015

  • Monday 23 February - Wellington Airport

  • Monday 30 March -  Kelston Deaf Education Centre    

  • Saturday 9 May - Wellington Airport

  • Monday 22 June - Wellington Airport

  • Saturday 1 August - Wellington Airport

  • Monday 14 September - van Asch Deaf Education Centre
  • 
Monday 2 November - Wellington Airport

  • Saturday 5 December - Wellington Airport
    The venue will be adjusted to either KDEC or VADEC as necessary.

Charter and Strategic Plan

> download CHARTER with Strategic Plan

Policies and Procedures

> go to Policies and Procedures (Ultranet)

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

> BOT Minutes May 2015
> BOT Minutes March 2015
> BOT Minutes February 2015
> BOT Minutes December 2014
> BOT Minutes September 2014
> BOT Minutes August 2014
> BOT Minutes June 2014
> BOT Minutes May 2014
> BOT Minutes April 2014
> BOT Minutes February 2014
> BOT Minutes December 2013
> BOT Minutes November 2013
> BOT Minutes September 2013
> BOT Minutes August 2013
> BOT Minutes July 2013
> BOT Minutes June 2013
> BOT Minutes May 2013
> BOT Minutes April 2013
> BOT Minutes March 2013
> BOT Minutes January 2013
> BOT Minutes December 2012