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Residential programmes

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Ko Taku Reo Immersion Hui Enable Deaf and Hard of Hearing students become confident leaders of their own lives

Our Program

Our program offers our national Ko Taku Reo students an opportunity to come together at our Auckland and Christchurch campus for five days of learning, culture, challenges and fun.

The Hui encourages independence by enabling each student to complete their journey through self-discovery and resilience. Our aim is to strengthen their sense of identity and build friendships.

Transition Immersion Hui

This Hui is for students in years 11, 12, and 13 who are thinking about their next steps when finishing school. The transition from school to the workplace or to further education can be a confusing and challenging time. The Ko Taku Reo careers guidance counsellor will take participants on this Hui to meet with Deaf role models in their workplaces, meet with our specialist's staff, assist them in finding support networks outside of the school environment. This Hui aims to give participants what services and supports are available to them to help make this transition a little smoother.

NZSL Immersion Hui

The NZSL Immersion Hui is a great opportunity for teens Year 7 and upward to interact with their peers and hone their primary language skills in New Zealand Sign Language. This is a chance for Hui participants to broaden their understanding of NZSL and strengthen their sense of identity, giving them confidence by developing new skills. Our aim is to enhance communication skills and equip students for a successful future. Making new friends will be an integral part of this course.

Maori-Deaf Culture Immersion Hui

The Maori-Deaf Culture Hui is an opportunity for students who identify as Maori Deaf to come together and explore both cultures and history through workshops, art, and storytelling. The attendees will focus on strengthening their sense of identity and broadening their understanding of what Maori/Deaf Culture means. We focus on supporting students in their identity and enable them to practice skills to help them succeed in life.

Year 7 to 10 immersion Hui

The Year 7 to 10 Immersion Hui gives students the chance to focus on self-discovery and deaf culture. Year 7 – 10 students are moving through some important transitions in their school life, either entering Secondary School or starting NCEA Courses. This Hui offers a supportive space to meet with deaf peers and teachers who can provide some guidance while they take these next steps. During the Hui, the participants will meet other students from the Christchurch Ko Taku Reo provisions and learn alongside peers while developing their NZSL skills. It is a chance for Hui attendees to broaden their understanding of deaf culture and history through interaction. They will gain newfound skills, friends, and peers on their journey and build independence and confidence to equip them for the future.

See the application form for closing dates.