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               VADEC & KDEC Combined BOT


Bernie Mulcahy-Bouwman
Principal - van Asch

Louise Roe
Principal - KDEC

Rachel Douglas
Board Chair & Parent Trustee

Jill Le Prou
Board Secretary

Krista Clifford
Staff Trustee

Rachel Coppage
Parent Trustee

Merran Gwyndell
Parent Trustee

Crystal Skinley
Parent Trustee

David McKee
Parent Trustee

Helen Johnson
Selected Trustee

Henare Browne
Student Trustee – KDEC

Jorja Murray
Student Trustee – van Asch


                              BOT Meetings for 2019

The Combined Board meets regularly and meetings are open to the public. For information about meeting venues and times please contact the Board Secretary, Jill Le Prou.

Email: jill.le prou@deafeducation.nz

Please note: Minutes from BOT meetings must be ratified at the next Board meeting. They will then be uploaded to the website. For example, the minutes from the February BOT meeting cannot be uploaded until after the March BOT meeting. 

  • Friday 1 March - Wellington
  • Friday 24 May - KDEC, Auckland
  • Friday 28 June - Wellington
  • Friday 23 August - Wellington
  • Friday 27 September - van Asch
  • Friday 22 November - Wellington

The Combined BOT for 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







BOT Minutes 2018
BOT Minutes August 2018
BOT Minutes April 2018
BOT Minutes March 2018
BOT Minutes 2017
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BOT Minutes June 2017 (ExtraOrd)
BOT Minutes July 2017
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BOT Minutes 2015
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BOT Minutes 2014
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BOT Minutes April 2013
BOT Minutes Mar 2013
BOT Minutes Jan 2013
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
Link to Policies & Procedures
Principal Reports
Principal report February 2017 (1) copy
May 2016
Strategic Plan 2014-16
Strategic Plan 2014 - 2016
Strategic Plan Progress Reports
October 2017 Property report
October 2017 Student Database report
October 2017 Teaching Practice report
October 2017 Workforce report
VADEC/Kelston Charter
2017 Charter
2016 Charter
2015 Charter