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Back row, left to right: Rachel Douglas (Chair) - Okato, Taranaki, David Foster (Principal KDEC) - Auckland
 Middle row, left to right: Bernie Mulcahy-Bouwman (Principal VADEC) - Christchurch, Meghan Coppage (Student Trustee) - Auckland, Crystal Skinley (Parent Trustee) - Dunedin, Jill Le Prou (Board Secretary) - Auckland, Merran Gwyndell (Parent Trustee) - Katikati, Bay of Plenty
 Front row, left to right: Cha'nel Kaa-Luke (Student Trustee) - Christchurch, Rachel Coppage (Parent Trustee) - Auckland, Krista Clifford (Staff Trustee) - Auckland, Ratu Ratu (Parent Trustee) - Hamilton

Absent: David McKee (Parent Trustee) - Wellington



                              BOT Meetings for 2017

Monday 27 February                          Kelston Deaf Education Centre


Tuesday 28 February                         Opening Ceremony – KDEC new buildings                                                                                                

Friday 24 March                                  Wellington Airport


Friday 19 May                                      Wellington Airport


Friday 23 June                                     Wellington Airport

Friday 28 July                                      Kelston Deaf Education Centre          


Friday 25 August                                 Wellington Airport


Sunday 24 September                        Board Meeting (afternoon) – van Asch                    

Monday 25 September                       Strategic Planning Day – van Asch


Friday 3 November                             Wellington Airport


Friday 8 December                             Wellington Airport



The venue will be adjusted to either KDEC or VADEC as necessary.


The Combined Board of Trustees of van Asch Deaf Education

Van Asch Deaf Education Centre and  Kelston Deaf Education Centre is
composed of six parent trustees, 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 the views of Maori are
represented on the board.

Our Mission – Our Vision



To ensure that our students learn in an environment

where they:

Belong, Grow, Excel and Choose



All deaf and hard of hearing in New Zealand will have the skills and knowledge necessary to enjoy fulfilling and satisfying lives.

This is accomplished through early access to and the acquisition of language, excellence in teaching, family involvement, collaboration and best practice.


Strategic Imperatives

To raise and sustain the academic achievement of our

Deaf and hard of hearing learners

To promote the social and emotional health and wellbeing of our Deaf and hard of hearing learners











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Comb BOT Constitution
BOT Constitution gazette notice 2012
Education Brief
Education Brief 3rdV April 2016
BOARD Draft of MIN.BRIEF June 2016
2015 Nov NZSL@School Report (88 pages)
Old Policies
Child Protection NAG 5
Community Partnership2003.pdf
Complaints Process Nag 3
Cybersafety Nag 5
Finance NAG 4 March 2016
Health&Safety NAG 5 May 2016
Legislation&Compliance NAG6 2015
Personnel NAG3
Policies & Procedures
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Principal Reports
Principal report February 2017 (1) copy
May 2016
Strategic Plan 2014-16
Strategic Plan 2014 - 2016
VADEC/Kelston Charter
2017 Charter
2016 Charter
2015 Charter
Strategic Plan Progress Reports
October 2017 Property report
October 2017 Student Database report
October 2017 Teaching Practice report
October 2017 Workforce report