Education for Deaf and hard of hearing children
You and your child’s journey with us can begin anywhere between pre-school to age 21.
Then, when it's time for school, you and your child have a choice of whether they attend their local mainstream school or our specialist schools in Auckland and Christchurch.
We also support students to transition into tertiary study or the workforce.
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Support is available throughout New Zealand with services such as NZSL tutoring via video calling; school and home visits; 1 on 1 tutoring; Resource Teachers of the Deaf (RTDs) who work with certain students in mainstream schools; and our ASSIST liaisons who essentially acting as the go-between for families and schools and other services for the child funded by the Ministry of Education.
We recognise the unique status of tangata whenua in New Zealand and are dedicated to implementing procedures and practices within all aspects of Deaf Education to raise achievement for our Māori students. We promote the integration of Māori pedagogy and practices.