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Advisory Group Meeting - 1 December 2022

21 Dec 2022

The newly formed Advisory Group had their first meeting on 1 December. Meeting notes and an NZSL summary are available on the Advisory Group page of our website.

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Yearbook 2022

14 Dec 2022

As the school year draws to a close, we're excited to share our 2022 Yearbook with you. This is a snapshot of life in our bilingual provisions and Outreach services across the country throughout 2022 - another huge year of growth and change for us all. We hope it fills you with joy and pride as we look back on the awesome things our ākonga have been up to.

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Remembering Hilary McCormack

13 Dec 2022

Kua hinga he tōtara i Te Waonui a Tāne. A mighty tōtara has fallen – we remember Hilary McCormack. The Deaf Education community at Ko Taku Reo were deeply saddened this week to learn of the passing of Hilary McCormack, the first Deaf Chairperson of the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre Board of Trustees.

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Term 4 whānau newsletter - 9 December 2022

09 Dec 2022

We're pleased to share this link to our quarterly newsletter with you and hope you enjoy reading this selection of stories from across our school community this term.

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Commissioner Update - Advisory Group Members Confirmed

15 Nov 2022

Kia ora koutou, Following my update on 20 October, this message is to let you know about the confirmed members of our Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education Advisory Group.

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Commissioner Update - Acting Executive Principal

03 Nov 2022

Kia ora koutou, Last week I spent time with the Executive Leadership Team and discussed various options around the appointment of an Acting Executive Principal. A key priority for me is to ensure continuity and stability for our staff, and to allow for the good work that is already happening to continue.

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Commissioner Update 20 October 2022

20 Oct 2022

Kia ora koutou, Firstly, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has sent through questions and feedback since my first message to the school community at the end of September. I would like to update you on a couple of key matters:​​​​​​​ The first is that I am pleased to say that I have asked Dr Denise Powell, the former Chair of the Board, to work with me in a part-time capacity to provide stakeholder and governance support. Denise will be familiar to many of you and her governance experience and relationships with stakeholders will greatly assist me in my role.

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Term 3 whānau newsletter - 30 September 2022

30 Sep 2022

We're pleased to share this link to our quarterly newsletter with you and hope you enjoy reading this selection of stories from across our school community this term.

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Message from Michael Rondel our new Commissioner to the Ko Taku Reo Community

27 Sep 2022

Today the Ministry of Education has confirmed that, as a new Board has not been able to be established from the recent election process, I have been appointed as Commissioner to Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand (Ko Taku Reo). I wanted to introduce myself and let you know more about the appointment and role of a Commissioner and what this means for Ko Taku Reo.

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Commissioner Appointment and Update from Outgoing Board Chair and Executive Principal

27 Sep 2022

Commissioner appointed for Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand

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