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Kelston Deaf Education Centre PROSPECTUS
Kelston Deaf Education Centre  PROSPECTUS
2016 31 Ruamoko Marae 17 Totara Village 11 School CONTENTS
2016  31 Ruamoko Marae  17 Totara Village  11 School  CONTENTS
www kdec school nz 05 Regional 07 Preschool 03 Welcome 30 Useful Links 05 Regional Service 31 Ruamoko Marae 07 Preschool 33 Library 11 School 34 Museum 15 Tu Kokiri 35 Community Events 17 Totara Village 37 Courses Mainstream and NZSL 21 Curriculum 38 Resource Catalogue 25 Specialist Services 39 Combined Board of Trustees 27 Language Access Aquisition 40 School Song Wairua Tapu 29 IEP 41 Glossary
www.kdec.school.nz  05 Regional  07 Preschool  03  Welcome  30  Useful Links  05  Regional Service  31  Ruamoko Marae  07 ...
2016 03 Welcome
2016  03 Welcome
www kdec school nz WELCOME TO KELSTON DEAF EDUCATION CENTRE We work with families Deaf communities to provide an equitable co ordinated education for Deaf Hard of Hearing students Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Kelston Deaf Education Centre s learning community This Prospectus is designed to provide you with information about the learning pathways for your child Kelston Deaf Education Centre KDEC provides a learning environment which supports your child s social and academic needs encouraging quality educational outcomes Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are supported to achieve personal success and develop not only being active participants in their own learning but strengthen their skills and cultural identity At Kelston Deaf Education Centre we hold the learning of students and the wellbeing of these students and their families at the centre of everything we do We look forward to welcoming you to our Centre and working alongside you all David Foster CEO Welcome 04
www.kdec.school.nz  WELCOME TO KELSTON DEAF EDUCATION CENTRE We work with families   Deaf communities to provide an equita...
2016 REGIONAL SERVICE Students eligible to access KDEC s regional teaching services will be living in the region bounded by a line north from Taumarunui to Turangi to Opotiki and must be Provide specialist 1 1 teaching Deaf or Hard of Hearing with a bilateral loss and have moderate needs or Provide specialist advice guidance and assistance for classroom environment and management Verified under the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme ORS and Enrolled in a state funded educational setting KDEC employs Resource Teachers of the Deaf RTDs to work with students who are enrolled in and attend their local school An RTD is a trained specialist teacher who can Assist classroom teachers with curriculum adaptation and delivery Assist classroom teachers with the assessment of learning outcomes involving language and literacy achievement Liaise with all staff support agencies and caregivers Monitor and support the use of audiological equipment Provide improved access to the curriculum for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students 05 Regional Service
2016  REGIONAL SERVICE  Students eligible to access KDEC s regional teaching services will be living in the region bounded...
www kdec school nz Resource Teachers of Deaf also plan programmes for groups of students including Keep In Touch Days KIT and New Zealand Sign Language NZSL focus teaching through NZSL Day School activities Collaborative programmes both with The Hearing House on Cochlear Implant habilitation and assessment and RTD ASSIST Assessment involving a specialist teacher are also delivered through this service is transitioning into school up to 8 years of age is hearing aided is transitioning from Early Childhood education to primary primary to secondary or is changing schools is sitting National Qualifications Priority for Regional students receiving services from KDEC will be determined against the following descriptors Subject to Special Education Policy is from a home where little or no English is spoken has Deaf or Hard of Hearing parents caregivers has a profound severe or moderately severe hearing loss when ORS funding is transferred from the school of enrolement to KDEC Resource Teacher of the Deaf services exhibits a significant communication deficit For further information please visit our website www kdec school nz education regional_service Regional Service 06
www.kdec.school.nz  Resource Teachers of Deaf also plan programmes for groups of students including Keep In Touch Days  KI...
2016 PRESCHOOL The Preschool is a bi lingual bi cultural setting where Deaf and hearing children interact with each other using English and New Zealand Sign Language NZSL These languages are supported by Deaf and hearing staff members who plan a range of activities each day 3 Children of Deaf Adults CODAs Enrolling into the Preschool provides a sense of belonging and familiar experiences 4 Children with a connection to the Deaf community Such as grandchildren nieces and nephews of Deaf adults Enrolment for these children involves an approval process through the KDEC admissions committee 5 Children who live in the local community KDEC Preschool works closely with Kelston Primary School to help Deaf children and their families make the transition from Preschool to school To promote an awareness of NZSL and children who are Deaf or hearing impaired we also enrol children who live in Kelston or who have a sibling enrolled in Kelston Primary School As a specialised setting enrolment is according to the following criteria 1 2 07 Pre School Children with a hearing loss Preschool enrolls children with any degree of hearing loss Siblings of children with a hearing loss Having hearing brothers and sisters attend Preschool alongside their Deaf sibling can help create a shared understanding and way of communicating through NZSL
2016  PRESCHOOL  The Preschool is a bi-lingual   bi-cultural setting where Deaf and hearing children interact with each ot...
www kdec school nz There are allocated number of spaces for each of the enrolment criteria Criteria 1 4 18 spaces per session Criteria 5 7 spaces per session A waiting list will operate if the roll is full The programme incorporates the goals and principles of Te Whariki the national Early Childhood Education curriculum Delivered by trained teachers and support staff the programme encourages language development by drawing on the children s strengths interests and needs Through a range of core curriculum activities such as sand water and play dough we encourage the development of the following skills Numeracy and literacy Exploration and science skills Communication skills and strategies Social and emotional skills Pre School 08
www.kdec.school.nz  There are allocated number of spaces for each of the enrolment criteria. Criteria 1   4  18 spaces per...
2016 Preschool offers a Speech Language Therapist two days a week and KDEC has NZSL resources available for purchase and community classes to support families to learn to sign To recognize the distance that some families travel outside their local communities we offer limited spaces on our transport service for travel to and from Preschool KDEC Preschool operates during school terms Monday to Friday with a variety of different session times between 8 30 2 30 pm For enrolment enquires please visit our website www kdec school nz education pre school PORTFOLIOS Each child at Preschool has their own portfolio that is available in a book and electronic version online a collection of their learning and development during their Preschool days Staff add items pictures and stories on a regular basis and make links to the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Parents and whanau are able to view portfolios and add items at any time Children are presented with their portfolio when they leave Preschool 09 Pre School
2016  Preschool offers a Speech-Language Therapist two days a week and KDEC has NZSL resources available for purchase and ...
PARENT PROFILE VICKY NOAH Noah is my Grandson Last year I decided to enrol Noah at KDEC after finding out he had a hearing impairment Right from the initial enquiry email I sent through to the Centre Manager the enrolment process was made easy and a time was made to visit the centre After seeing all the activities the children got to do each day the teachers that look after the children and getting the booklet information I decided KDEC was definitely the best option for Noah The staff are all very friendly helpful kind to the children and understanding of all the children s needs Noah loves all the staff members of course he has his favourites The staff are very approachable and ensure everything is well organised knowledgeable about what is available to parents in the way of transport funding Deaf Association resources and support services KDEC has helped and supported our family with Noah wearing his hearing aids signing individual learning planning every 6 months specific for Noah providing a speech therapist at the Centre who focuses only on the children at KDEC and involving external support agencies wherever possible Some of the really fun ways KDEC involves our family are having Family Nights at the end of each term where we all come together with shared food to play games have competitions and get to know the other families Pre School 10
PARENT PROFILE   VICKY   NOAH Noah is my Grandson. Last year I decided to enrol Noah at KDEC after finding out he had a he...
2016 SCHOOL Kelston Deaf Education Centre is a Residential Special School for students in years 1 15 Students are enrolled into the KDEC School and attend KDEC School Provisions in eight Partner Schools and the Tu Kokiri department on site at Auckland Deaf Society and Archibald Rd Up to 23 students from regions outside Auckland City once enrolled may apply for a Residential Placement Residential places are for students from year 7 15 Please refer to information on Totara Village for further details KDEC staff the Provisions for enrolled students with Teachers of the Deaf Educational Associates and Educational interpreters Staff from KDEC s Specialist Services team also visit School Provisions regularly to work with ORS verified students Primary Our KDEC students attend either mainstream classes with KDEC staff or are taught in the Provision itself by a specialist Teacher of the Deaf Each student has an individualised programme developed by their teachers and parents that best meet their need to establish strong expectations of educational and social acheivement Secondary Our KDEC students attend either mainstream classes with the KDEC staff or are taught in the Provision itself by a specialist Teacher of the Deaf Students continue to build on their individualised programme All students aim to achieve success in NCEA and or qualifications such as the South Pacific Education Courses SPEC A range of co curricular activities camps and sports teams are also available Tu Kokiri Kelston Deaf Education Centre s Provision for Senior Transition students is known as Tu Kokiri Senior Students from year 12 to year 13 16 years and older from all parts of KDEC s wider operational scope may choose to attend This post secondary school programme is generally designed as a two year pathway working towards employment or continuing education at tertiary level 11 School
2016  SCHOOL Kelston Deaf Education Centre is a Residential Special School for students in years 1- 15. Students are enrol...
www kdec school nz All pathways empower each student to achieve the five key competencies as set out in the NZ Curriculum and provide a positive foundation for success in life beyond school Criteria for Admission Students who have a bilateral sensorineural hearing loss Students who present with a bilateral conductive hearing loss will be considered on a case by case basis The KDEC School is not funded to enrol students with a unilateral hearing loss ORS verification Students who are not verified as having ORS funding may be considered on a case by case basis Proof of New Zealand citizenship residency or student permit status If you would like to arrange a visit with a view to enrolling please visit our website www kdec school nz school School 12
www.kdec.school.nz  All pathways empower each student to achieve the five key competencies as set out in the NZ Curriculum...
2016 KDEC SCHOOL SITES IN AUCKLAND Primary Middle School Secondary Post Secondary Tu Kokiri Year 12 to 15 Kelston Central Auckland Auckland Deaf Society Ormiston Senior College Year 11 to 13 Ormiston South Auckland Kelston Boys High School Year 9 to 13 Kelston West Auckland Kelston Girls College Year 9 to 13 Kelston West Auckland Ormiston Junior College Year 7 to 10 Manukau South Auckland Kelston Intermediate School Year 7 and 8 Kelston West Auckland Oteha Valley School Year 1 to 6 Oteha North Shore Ormiston Primary School Year 1 to 6 Manukau South Auckland Kelston Primary School Year 1 6 Kelston West Auckland 13 School
2016  KDEC SCHOOL SITES IN AUCKLAND Primary  Middle School  Secondary  Post - Secondary  Tu Kokiri  Year 12 to 15, Kelston...
STUDENT PROFILE PRIYANKA RAJA I enjoy being in the Deaf Provision at Kelston Girls College as being here provides me with many benefits that include having Deaf support staff in my mainstream classes as well as having specialist mainstream teachers for the different subjects that I am studying I have the advantage of making hearing friends in mainstream classes and friends with other deaf students Staff in the Deaf Provision use NZSL to communicate with students which makes students understand the work and what is required of them in both the mainstream and Deaf Provision classes Students in the Deaf Provision can choose subjects and be assured that we will get support to achieve credits towards our NCEA qualifications This year I am a Year 9 peer mentor at Kelston Girls College In June peer mentors had the opportunity to accompany all the Year 9 students on their 3 day camp It gave me the opportunity to see the interaction between deaf and hearing students and lead a group of students I taught many hearing peers some signs The staff and school environment are motivating and helps me to do well and achieve my goals School 14
STUDENT PROFILE   PRIYANKA RAJA I enjoy being in the Deaf Provision at Kelston Girls   College as being here provides me w...
2016 TU KOKIRI Tu Kokiri programme is availiable for enrolled students in the KDEC school Its focus is a preparatory vocational life skills programme for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students aged between 16 21 on completion of their secondary schooling to prepare them for further study or work While most students complete a full two years in Tu Kokiri some are ready to leave after a shorter time to pursue study or a job opportunity while others stay for more than two years This decision is made through the Individual Education Plan IEP process A variety of communication modes and levels of academic achievement are catered for within the programme Many of the students are from out of Auckland and live in Totara Village KDEC s residential facility All classes are delivered in both NZSL and English Students come from a wide range of cultures and ethnic backgrounds as well as educational backgrounds both mainstream and Deaf Provisions Staffing currently includes two Teachers of the Deaf two Educational Associates and a full time New Zealand Sign Language Interpreter This varies according to student numbers and needs 15 Transition An important aspect of the programme is work experience in which students who are ready have an opportunity to try a variety of work in authentic placements in the community The in school programme is varied and flexible and includes Maori Studies Work Preparation and Future Planning Wellness and Health Literacy Current Events Numeracy Life Skills Art and Creativity NZSL and Deaf Studies Financial Literacy and Food and Nutrition The timetable allows for special study focuses which have included Driver Education Art Auction High Ropes Leadership training and Environmental Studies Students have the opportunity to continue to gain NZQA credits We work closely with the Deaf Community and organisations that provide ongoing support to the students Tu Kokiri provides students with the time and guidance to mature and explore their wider possibilities and to fill gaps in their understanding of the adult world they are about to enter
2016  TU KOKIRI  Tu Kokiri programme is availiable for enrolled students in the KDEC school. Its focus is a preparatory vo...
www kdec school nz WORK EXPERIENCE The work experience programme provides an opportunity for students to practice work skills in an authentic setting Students spend blocks of two weeks either in community work places or within the KDEC environment The lead up to work experience includes teaching and learning around work ethics Health and Safety risk management work relationships work routines and employment work law Prior to work experience placement students and Tu Kokiri staff discuss possible work experience placements based on current skills and interests and set up placements accordingly Students are introduced to their supervisor and a Work Experience contract is signed by student supervisor and Tu Kokiri teacher During placement students complete a daily diary as well as gather information about the experience and the people they have worked with Students return from work experience with a written report from their supervisor giving students feedback about their placement This report forms part of the student s Curriculum Vitae For more information please visit our website www kdec school nz education school tukokiri Transition 16
www.kdec.school.nz  WORK EXPERIENCE The work experience programme provides an opportunity for students to practice work sk...
2016 Totara Village provides a safe nurturing environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing residents who attend Kelston Deaf Education Centre provisions at Kelston Intermediate School Kelston Girls College Kelston Boys High School or the Tu Kokiri Programme TOTARA VILLAGE 17 Village The three cottages have simple adaptations to make them suitable for Deaf youth to develop and experience independence in preparation for adulthood Each bedroom door has a flashing light doorbell and all rooms are equipped with flashing light fire alarms The latest communication technology is available in all cottages so students can easily keep in touch with family and friends at home
2016  Totara Village provides a safe, nurturing environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing residents who attend Kelston Deaf...
www kdec school nz The daily routines in the Village are as close as possible to that of a family home Each student has their own room they are responsible for keeping tidy and they are expected to take turns with cottage duties Zealand Sign Language interpreter A high proportion of Village staff are Deaf themselves and mentor Deaf youth as they develop their own Deaf Hard of Hearing identity Students stay in Totara Village Sunday to Friday and travel home in the weekends Every second weekend the Village stays open and students have the option of staying for the weekend to participate in organised activities To be eligible to reside in Totara Village students must be enrolled in Kelston Deaf Education Centre School and be 11 21 years of age Priority is given to students who live outside of the Auckland Metropolitan area who are ORS verified and whose IEP goals recommend a residential placement to maximise educational opportunities Staff guide students through a Life Skills Programme including budgeting nutrition study skills workforce preparation and how to book and use a New For more information please visit our website www kdec school nz education residential_village Village 18
www.kdec.school.nz  The daily routines in the Village are as close as possible to that of a family home. Each student has ...
2016 24 7 WEEKENDS Village students often come from small towns and are isolated from the wider Deaf Community We believe that students need to develop interdependence and confidence within both their local and the Deaf Communities The purpose of 24 7 weekends is to add value to the education students receive in the KDEC Provisions during the week The Life Skills Programme has been established in Totara Village and the skills learnt during the week can be put into practice in the weekends for example organisational travel budgeting and leadership skills used preparing for an outing Life Skills Programme goals link to the five key competencies in the New Zealand curriculum and may be recorded in students IEPs Alternative open weekends give students time to spend with their families and opportunities for involvement with the wider Deaf Community for example at Auckland Deaf Society youth family events Totara Village provides a language rich environment engagement with other Deaf Hard of Hearing peers cultural development and growth within the Deaf Community We provide our Deaf Hard of Hearing students with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to navigate successfully within our ever changing world 19 Village
2016  24 7 WEEKENDS Village students often come from small towns and are isolated from the wider Deaf Community. We believ...
STUDENT PROFILE TUHOI HENRY I am 17 years old and live in Whangarei I used to go to a mainstream school with support including an interpreter I sometimes found it hard to understand what was happening in class so Dad sent me to board at Totara Village Now I go to school at Kelston Boys High I think the Village is great I m learning life skills I need for my future I m learning to do my duties like cooking and laundry I get support with my study to help me achieve my NCEA The older students are leaders and role models for the younger students As the younger students grow up they then become the role models for the new students In the Village you will learn a lot about Deaf culture and the Deaf world Village 20
STUDENT PROFILE   TUHOI HENRY I am 17 years old and live in Whangarei. I used to go to a mainstream school with support, i...
2016 THE KDEC SCHOOL CURRICULUM Students in the KDEC School take part in all areas of the curriculum Values and key competencies are an integral part of the classroom programme and are interwoven into teachers planning along with the IEP goals that underpin learning and development targets and ORS funding allocation Our programmes are designed to meet the specific learning needs for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students These specialised programmes follow the New Zealand curriculum and are adapted to meet their individual needs Throughout the school class and individual learning programmes demonstrate a significant focus on first language development New Zealand Sign Language or English and literacy and numeracy capability incorporating the key competencies 21 Curriculum Junior primary students follow the KDEC School Curriculum Delivery Plan within the scope of their partner school scheme KDEC Provisions Year 1 to 8 class programmes may integrate with partner school curriculum overviews but in general follow KDEC programmes Middle and Senior school students access the Curriculum Delivery Plan through full integration or through specialist teaching within the KDEC Provisions Tu Kokiri has a specifically developed programme of learning that integrates NZQA unit standards and STAR courses within a multicultural life skills and preparation for work or future study focus
2016  THE KDEC SCHOOL CURRICULUM  Students in the KDEC School take part in all areas of the curriculum. Values and key com...
www kdec school nz There is an expectation that Deaf Studies is integrated through the wider context of the curriculum All of our KDEC school programmes focus on the acquisition of literacy and language development Access to New Zealand Sign Language NZSL specialist teachers and tutors work in classrooms from Y1 15 providing NZSL in the curriculum English Speakers of Other Languages ESOL Kelston Deaf Education Centre helps students learn to communicate confidently in English and or New Zealand Sign Language For some students an option to use sign to support English may be the preferred approach to language acquisition Our ESOL programme options aim to enhance access to English as a second or third language option for the purposes of literacy and if appropriate spoken communication ESOL programme approaches may also be deemed suitable for Deaf learners who have specific English language learning needs but who may not be Non English Speaking Background NESB students At Kelston Deaf Education Centre all teachers are language teachers All students are learners of English and as such will benefit from a language oriented learning programme with a variety of teaching and learning approaches Curriculum 22
www.kdec.school.nz  There is an expectation that Deaf Studies is integrated through the wider context of the curriculum. A...
2016 New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies The Deaf Studies programme contributes to developing an awareness of the unique culture and community of Deaf people Deaf Studies includes the following strands Identity History New Zealand Deaf Culture Social Change and Communication Our aim is to provide our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students with a sense of belonging and identity and an appreciation of the cultural diversity of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people which will be integrated into teaching topics as appropriate South Paci c Educational Courses SPEC SPEC offers a range of curriculum enrichment programmes across all ability levels The aim of the programmes is to enable young people to understand themselves and others better and to become more prepared for making the transition to adult life SPEC programmes offer flexible activity based programmes for Deaf and hearing impaired students who have significant learning needs or those students who are contemplating the transition from school to further study NCEA The National Certificate of Achievement is part of our students learning pathway through the school If appropriate students in year 10 are able to participate and gain credits that will go towards achieving level 1 in year 11 Students attend classes in their partner school and will choose from the options list available from that school as well as the options offered by KDEC school NZSL Unit achievement standards English Language Learners ELLs English and Mathematics and will be taught by Teachers of the Deaf Students are expected to meet National Standards Personalised Learning Personalised learning is an approach that focuses on individual learning needs and provides students with the opportunity to learn at their own rate KDEC has a diverse student community enrolled from a variety of backgrounds Our students have one thing in common that they are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Some may come with two or more languages not fully developed or very limited language experience Some also arrive from a country where they have had little or no education specifically for Deaf students We also have students who arrive with well developed language who need a focus of extending their language and communication skills within their daily programme At KDEC the students learn in an Information Communication Technology ICT rich classroom environment that supports a strong personalised learning approach 23 Curriculum
2016  New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies The Deaf Studies programme contributes to developing an awareness of the ...
www kdec school nz GROWING IDENTITY 4 Being Deaf is a cultural Identity For Deaf and Hard of Hearing children no matter where they are the key to learning self awareness emotional maturity and social engagement is to provide the social and academic needs for our students 3 Use of indigenous and officially recognised languages in education First language access in education 2 Students will learn to Communicate fully Make build and sustain relationships Develop confidence and believe in themselves as learners 1 Language is the essence of culture All students must be able to access quality language options across the education sector if they so choose To achieve this the necessary support and resources must be available to ensure both quality provision and a strong network of providers Curriculum 24
www.kdec.school.nz  GROWING IDENTITY 4. Being Deaf is a cultural Identity. For Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, no matte...
2016 SPECIALIST SERVICES SPECIALIST SERVICES AUDIOLOGY CLINIC ORS verified students enrolled in the KDEC School can access the specialist services following a service referral Audiology services are offered to all children enrolled in The Kelston Deaf Education Centre School The Educational Audiologist works together with the student the teacher and the other specialists to ensure the student is hearing as well as possible The Kelston Deaf Education Centre Specialist Services Team includes the following professional staff Audiologist Occupational Therapist Physiotherapist School Counsellor School Psychologist Speech Language Therapists Service referrals are made during school enrolment or throughout the school year and are reviewed during IEP meetings The Specialist Services Team works collaboratively with families whanau teachers teacher aids and other professionals 25 Specialist Services The Educational Audiologist visits all students in their classroom during the term to ensure their hearing equipment is working well During these visits hearing aids cochlear implants FM systems and earmoulds are checked Students who use hearing aids have the option of transferring their care to the audiology services provided by the KDEC School When this option is taken the student will receive their annual audiological evaluations hearing aid reviews and be fitted with new hearing aids as required by the Educational Audiologist at the KDEC School
2016  SPECIALIST SERVICES  SPECIALIST SERVICES  AUDIOLOGY CLINIC  ORS verified students enrolled in the KDEC School can ac...
www kdec school nz Children who use cochlear implants will continue to receive their cochlear implant reviews by the Northern Cochlear Implant team However the KDEC School Educational Audiologist will monitor that the cochlears are working well during classroom visits and assist with FM technology Any issues that come up will be brought to the attention of the student s cochlear implant audiologist You are invited to discuss your child s hearing needs with the Educational Audiologist HEARING AID BATTERIES The audiology clinic dispenses hearing aid batteries to children who reside in the Kelston Deaf Education Centre region The batteries are free of charge to children up until the age of 21 as long as they are enrolled in full time education Battery sizes available are 10 Yellow 13 Orange 312 Brown and 675 Blue REPAIR SERVICE Kelston Deaf Education Centre provides a repair service for hearing aids hearing aid accessories and FM systems This service is available for students who reside in the Kelston Deaf Education Centre region Students are able to access this service until the age of 21 while they are enrolled in full time education in the school sector The service is free of charge for students devices For more information please visit our website www kdec school nz services Specialist Services 26
www.kdec.school.nz  Children who use cochlear implants will continue to receive their cochlear implant reviews by the Nort...
2016 LANGUAGE ACCESS ACQUISITION Ko tenei te kura matau o kerehana mo nga tamariki turi I waiho ta tau i te whariki mau tauranga i runga i nga mea e toru Ko te Reo a Tohu me ona tikanga Te Reo Maori Tauiwi hoki Ko te taha Tinana Hinegaro me te Wairua E tautoko ana tatou ki nga tauira ki te whai matuaranga moemoea o tenei no hurihuri Here at the parent school of Kelston for Deaf children We all lay down the groundmat foundation for education and place three things on top of this This is communication in sign language with the values norms and protocols that govern deaf society and culture Also recognising the language of Maori and English The second is recognition of health in body mind and spirit The third is commitment of everyone to support the students in their search for knowledge and achieving their dreams here within the ever changing world and relationships that we live in 27 Language Access Acquisition
2016  LANGUAGE ACCESS   ACQUISITION Ko tenei te kura matau o kerehana mo nga tamariki turi I waiho ta tau i te whariki mau...
www kdec school nz At KDEC all staff are committed to and share responsibility for Deaf learners to improve their language and communication skills NZSL and spoken language are equally respected and valued We acknowledge that all deaf learners have different learning needs and different learning styles Early access to both NZSL and spoken language will enable our deaf learners to have choices for communication in a variety of settings Early exposure and access to language is integral to our deaf learners overall development and strengthens their skills in cognition socialisation and literacy A comprehensive approach to developing communication through rich and meaningful language experiences We have high and realistic expectations for our deaf learners in their ability to achieve success Students have the right to access the curriculum in NZSL and as such need Teachers of the Deaf with high levels of competency in NZSL and the teaching of literacy Students have the right to access the curriculum in English and will have access to Teachers of the Deaf with a high level of competency in spoken language and the teaching of literacy Deaf learners need access to sound with hearing devices to improve their spoken language skills The cultural backgrounds of our deaf learners are respected and acknowledged and we build on the world knowledge they bring with them Effective teamwork and collaboration is essential in planning and designing a realistic quality teaching programme to meet the individual needs of our deaf learners and their whanau Literacy skills enable our deaf learners to access the New Zealand Curriculum and become lifelong and independent learners Language Access Acquisition 28
www.kdec.school.nz  At KDEC, all staff are committed to and share responsibility for Deaf learners to improve their langua...
2016 INDIVIDUALISED EDUCATION PLAN All students enrolled at or receiving services from KDEC will have IEPs An IEP is a plan that brings together knowledge and contributions from the student and those who best know them about the student s learning needs aspirations personality and cultural background The success of an IEP is as much about the way the team thinks and works together as it is about what s written in the IEP document Both academic and social goals will be based on the New Zealand Curriculum Any adaptations to the classroom environment or changes to teaching and learning materials to help the student achieve their goals will be discussed and agreed upon as well as documenting who will be responsible for implementing these 29 IEP At the meeting the previous IEP will be reviewed There will be discussion about what the student is able to do now and everyone has a chance to speak about their long term aims for the student Goals are agreed upon and broken down into steps to achieve them A meeting is arranged at a time and place that is convenient for all those involved This may include a Resource Teacher of the Deaf RTD Advisor on Deaf Children classroom teacher teacher aide and others involved in the student s education Depending on their age students may attend their IEP Parents are encouraged to attend because they know their child best and this is an opportunity to discuss their long term goals for them
2016  INDIVIDUALISED EDUCATION PLAN All students enrolled at or receiving services from KDEC will have IEPs. An IEP is a p...
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT KELSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL www minedu govt nz www nzqa govt nz www kelstonprimary school nz USEFUL LINKS OTEHA VALLEY SCHOOL www oteha school nz ORMISTON JUNIOR COLLEGE KELSTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL www ojc school nz www kelstonint school nz www ormistonprimary school nz KELSTON BOYS HIGH SCHOOL KELSTON GIRLS COLLEGE ORMISTON SENIOR COLLEGE www kbhs school nz www kelstongirls school nz www ormiston school nz ORMISTON PRIMARY SCHOOL Useful Links 30
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION  NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT  KELSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL  www.minedu.govt.nz   www.n...
2016 RUAMOKO MARAE Ko Ng Rau Pou ng maunga tapu e tauri ai ng m uri o Tuawhakarere iho He maunga t i te p t i te ao ki te aro o Te K hui o Matariki Ka mahuki ai ng kupu whakairo i te oko taketake a Maki Ka tia Te Kawerau Ko T whenua te rangatira Ko Ng wai o Pareira te rohe Ko Whau te awa matua Ko Wai Tahurangi te awa hono Ko Waitemata te p aha Ko Te Kawerau a Maki te Iwi Ko Ruamoko te Marae Ko te reo t nei o Te Kura Matua o Kerehana m ng Tamariki Turi Ti hewa mauri ora Ruamoko Marae was opened on 4 December 1992 initially established to create a culturally appropriate learning environment for all students to learn Te Ringa a Tohu sign language tikanga norms values and protocols that govern Maori society and Te Reo Maori Ruamoko Marae provides a supportive environment for Maori Deaf to celebrate their uniqueness by providing the opportunity to stand on the Marae and put into practice tikanga Maori People of all Michael Wi Kaitiaki 31 Ruamoko Marae cultures are able to learn about the indigenous culture of Aotearoa New Zealand and actively participate in Powhiri welcome ceremony on a Marae Karakia prayer or blessing and Poroaki farewell ceremony KDEC Preschool children visit Ruamoko Marae every week to learn waiata songs and for storytelling Tu Kokiri students play important roles in hosting Powhiri to welcome visitors to the Centre Family and whanau are welcome to use Ruamoko Dame June Mariu Patron
2016  RUAMOKO MARAE. Ko Ng   Rau Pou ng   maunga tapu e tauri ai ng   m  uri o Tuawhakarere iho He maunga t   i te p  , t ...
www kdec school nz Marae to hold IEP meetings or to meet with KDEC staff to discuss their child Our Kaitiaki custodian or guardian visits Deaf Provisions in the Auckland region to guide KDEC students in tikanga Maori and Maori arts Ruamoko Marae is privileged to have Dame June Mariu Sir Toby Curtis and Rev Judy Cooper as Patrons Sir Toby Curtis Patron Ruamoko Marae is known as the heart of KDEC The Marae is for the benefit and support of all staff students and the Deaf community For further information please visit our website www kdec school nz services marae No reira nau mai haere mai Rev Judy Cooper Patron Ruamoko Marae 32
www.kdec.school.nz  Marae to hold IEP meetings, or to meet with KDEC staff to discuss their child. Our Kaitiaki  custodian...
2016 LIBRARY The library provides books serials DVDs e resources academic and curriculum resources and also handson resources The collection supports the learning literacy and language development needs of Deaf learners Library services can be accessed by our students and staff family members of deaf young people and adults in deafness related professions or fields of study Of particular interest is our Deaf Culture collection Housed within the main Library this collection includes well over 1 000 text and DVD Video resources relating to topics such as language access for Deaf people parenting strategies audiology interpreting NZSL Deaf history and biographies and other sign languages We also have many recordings of special events in KDEC s calendar The Library loves to host special literacy related events such as NZSL storytelling and the annual author visit For further information please visit our website www kdec school nz services library 33 Library
2016  LIBRARY  The library provides books, serials, DVDs, e-resources, academic and curriculum resources and also handson ...
www kdec school nz MUSEUM The purpose of the KDEC museum is to support the delivery of the Deaf Studies curriculum as well as to research maintain and continue to develop the living history of Deaf Education at Kelston It was previously housed in an original 1960 girls dormitory and comprises of books records furniture and photographs educational technical communication and medical artifacts which portray the rich history of Deaf Education since the 1940s the photographic collection of classes and staff groups the photographic timeline which depicts a collection of general and candid snapshots displayed in chronological order KDEC s archivist specializes in supporting students staff and the wider community to access information and materials about Deaf Education in New Zealand The Chronicles of Titirangi Mt Wellington and Kelston Schools for the Deaf 1942 2010 is a 500 page history book and is available for purchase For further information please visit our website www kdec school nz services museum Museum 34
www.kdec.school.nz  MUSEUM  The purpose of the KDEC museum is to support the delivery of the Deaf Studies curriculum as we...
2016 COMMUNITY EVENTS Every year KDEC organises fun activities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children Sports Day Students from all over the KDEC region and some from van Asch Deaf Education Centre meet at Douglas Track and Field at Trusts Stadium in West Auckland Students compete in a range of track and field events KIT Keep In Touch Days Activities and outings are organised in local regions by Resource Teachers of the Deaf They re a great way to meet other students families and whanau and Keep In Touch Preschool Family Nights Once a term Preschool invites family members to a night at Preschool These nights provide everyone with an opportunity to meet other families and see where children spend their time when at Preschool Speech Competition An opportunity for our older students to give a public presentation in either spoken English or New Zealand Sign Language Prizes are awarded in the categories of storytelling and research Christmas Assembly A time for the KDEC community to come together and celebrate the achievements of our students over the year For further information please visit our website www kdec school nz newsandevents 35 Community Events
2016  COMMUNITY EVENTS  Every year KDEC organises fun activities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.  Sports Day Studen...
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2016 COURSES NZSL Classes for Professionals NZSL classes for professionals working with Deaf children provide the opportunity to improve skills in NZSL Classes are run in an interactive way to promote collaborative learning building on experience and developing practical vocabulary for individual contexts Each level takes one full year to complete Most people take Level 1 in their first year of learning then progress to Level 2 for another full year and so on Currently classes are held at various venues throughout the KDEC region Courses for Teachers and Teacher Aides of Students with Hearing Loss Kelston Deaf Education Centre KDEC in partnership with the Advisors on Deaf Children MoE offer courses for all educational professionals working with students who have a hearing loss This course provides an understanding of basic audiology support services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students communication and classroom management listening technology and an awareness of challenges to a Deaf student s language development 37 NZSL Language Courses Working with Students who use NZSL A course for Parents Teachers and Teachers Aides This two day course is designed to give you an understanding of support services for Deaf students Deaf culture and behaviours communication and classroom management the difference between NZSL and English and an awareness of challenges to a Deaf student s language development For further information please visit our website www kdec school nz Courses
2016  COURSES  NZSL Classes for Professionals NZSL classes for professionals working with Deaf children provide the opport...
www kdec school nz The KDEC Resource Catalogue offers an array of resources for teaching and learning in NZSL such as interactive CD ROMs and DVDs games and literature RESOURCE CATALOGUE The complete catalogue can be found on our website www kdec school nz resources Resource Production 38
www.kdec.school.nz  The KDEC Resource Catalogue offers an array of resources, for teaching and learning in NZSL such as in...
2016 Board of Trustees 2016 COMBINED BOARD OF TRUSTEES The Combined Board of Trustees of Kelston Deaf Education Centre and van Asch Deaf Education Centre is accountable for student achievement The Board 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 39 Combined Board of Trustees 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 For more information please visit our website www kdec school nz BOT
2016  Board of Trustees  2016  COMBINED BOARD OF TRUSTEES  The Combined Board of Trustees of Kelston Deaf Education Centre...
www kdec school nz WAIATA SCHOOL SONG WAIRUA TAPU HIMENE WAIRUA TAPU TOU MAI RA HOLY SPIRIT DESCEND UPON US WAIRUA TAPU MAI I RUNGA HOLY SPIRIT THAT IS WITH US COMES FROM ABOVE UHIA MAI NGA TAONGA PAI LET US COVER OUR TREASURES AND HOLD THEM CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS HOMAI TO AROHA LET US RECEIVE YOUR LOVE WAHIA KIA TIKA AKONA MAI RA KIA U KI TE PAI LAY DOWN THE TRUTH AND TEACH US THE ROAD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS HOROIA KIA MA TONU RA LET OUR SPIRITS BE CLEANSED MO HOU TE TINO KORORIA FOR YOU ARE THE GREATEST GLORY School Song 40
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2016 education team that wraps the service around a child ELS English Language Unit Standards NZQA GLOSSARY ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages FM System Cochlear Implant C A Cochlear Implant is an electronic device that can be used to stimulate the hearing nerve and allow a child with severe to profound hearing loss to have access to sound and often learn to speak and understand spoken language It is not a hearing aid and does not amplify sound Instead it has an internal part that a surgeon places in the cochlea inner ear The child wears an external part with a microphone that picks up sound and transmits it across the skin to the internal part which then stimulates the hearing nerve replacing the damaged hair cells F Hard of Hearing H A Child of Deaf Adult is a person who was raised by one or more deaf parents or guardians Many CODAs are bilingual learning both a spoken and a signed language and bicultural identifying with both deaf and hearing cultures D deaf D Deaf Studies A study of Deaf people and Deaf culture in a nutshell Deaf Studies can range from studying Deaf people in their communities micro and macro level through the lens of History Arts Technological and languages perspective Educational Associate E Previously known as a Teacher Aide A teacher aide implies a helper for the teacher An Educational Associate implies a more active and proactive role in the 41 Glossary In 1991 the World Federation of the Deaf voted to use the official terms deaf and hard of hearing The current term in use by the deaf community internationally Hard of hearing usually refers to people who have enough hearing to communicate and feel comfortable communicating through spoken language There are no specific hearing levels or personal characteristics that determine whether a person will function as hard of hearing Each Hard of Hearing person is unique in his or her hearing status and ability to communicate using spoken language CODA Big D means a NZSL user or one who prefers to use sign language It also means identifying with other Deaf sign language users and being involved in the Deaf community Little d refers to Hard of Hearing people audiologically can be mild to profoundly deaf who tend to identify with hearing norms and hearing culture An FM system is a two part device One part is a transmitter microphone which is worn by the teacher and captures their speech and sends it via radio waves to the second part a receiver which is attached to the child s hearing aid This allows the child to hear the teacher s voice directly in their hearing aid making the teacher s voice the clearest sound they hear ref http www gallaudet edu clerc_center infor mation_and_resources info_to_go educate_children_ 283_to_21 29 resources_ for_mainstream_programs terminology html ICT I Information and Communication Technology ICT is a general term given to a broad range of digital devices and applications that are used to share information manipulate and store digital information These may include computers tablets radio television cellular phones email the Internet Note that this term is always changing IEP An Individualised Educational Plan IEP shows how the school programme will be adapted to fit the student It brings together knowledge and contributions from the student and those who best know him her about the students learning needs aspirations personality
2016 education team that wraps the service around a child.  ELS English Language Unit Standards  NZQA   GLOSSARY  ESOL Eng...
www kdec school nz and cultural background Parents are an integral part of the team The IEP is discussed at a meeting often times at the school It sets out a few agreed learning goals within the class programme and what strategies will be used to meet them Partner School P Provision Key Competencies K Both the physical presence and the learning environment of the KDEC School Satellite hosted by the Partner School Within the New Zealand Curriculum There are 5 Key Competencies thinking using language symbols and texts managing self relating to others participating and contributing RTD R These competencies provide the basis to live work and contribute as active members of a community MOE M The Ministry of Education is the Government s lead advisor on the education system shaping direction for education agencies and providers and contributing to the Government s goals for education In the early childhood and schooling sectors the Ministry of Education has responsibility for strategic leadership policy development and has a substantial operational role S of South Pacific Educational Courses STAR Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource Additional funding for secondary students from Year 11 onwards to assist students and schools to access alternative providers that will support students to stay at school while they find suitable pathways to work or further study NCEA National Certificate Achievement A Resource Teacher of Deaf RTD visits mainstream schools and teaches Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in that setting They work collaboratively with the team including family and professionals supporting the student They have knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language knowledge of teaching and teaching practice skill in managing hearing needs in a variety of settings and knowledge of language learning and development SPEC To learn more http www minedu govt nz N A school that hosts a KDEC School Satellite Provision under section 70 of the Education Act Educational NESB TOD Non English Speaking Background NZQA T Teacher of the Deaf New Zealand Qualifications Authority UE NZSL New Zealand Sign Language is a visual language that has its own grammar and syntax U van Asch Deaf Education Centre ORS O The Ongoing Resourcing Scheme ORS provides resources for a very small group of students throughout New Zealand who have the highest need for special education An application is made by the school and students may be verified as having High or Very High Needs These students have this level of need and resourcing throughout their school years University Entrance V Based in Christchurch van Asch supports Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and students throughout the South Island and lower half of the North Island It offers ECE primary middle and high school programmes for both day and residential students along with a range of outreach services for children living outside of Christchurch Glossary 42
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