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               VADEC & KDEC Combined BOT

 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 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.



The Deaf Education Centres working together with families and the deaf 
community provide equitable and coordinated deaf education, so that deaf 
and hearing impaired students:
  • Contribute meaningfully to their communities
  • Are socially well integrated:; and
  • Are able to determine their future and fulfill their dreams

Board Vision (for the services)

  • Accountable for delivering high quality service equitably across diverse needs;
  • Personalised learning delivered by skilled and caring people;
  • High expectations for achievement both academically and socially;
  •  Progressive and forward looking.

The Combined Board of van Asch Deaf Education Centre and Kelston 
Deaf Education Centre acknowledges it's legal obligations and it's duty of 
trust care towards deaf students and their families.

The van Asch Deaf Education Centre Mission states that:

The purpose of van Asch Deaf Education Centre is to provide high quality 
educational programmes and special related services which meet the 
needs of deaf and hearing-impaired students and their families and










2017 BOT Dates
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BOT Minutes 2015
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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
Elections 2016
BOT Election Flyer Parents
Staff Election Notice
NZSL Nomination Letter
2015 Nov NZSL@School Report (88 pages)
Community Partnership2003.pdf
Legislation&Compliance NAG6 2015
Child Protection NAG 5
Complaints Process Nag 3
Cybersafety Nag 5
Finance NAG 4 March 2016
Health&Safety NAG 5 May 2016
Personnel NAG3
Principal Reports
May 2016
Appointments P003(1)
Complaints Nag 3–P006 April DRAFT (1) (2)
Strategic Plan 2014-16
Strategic Plan 2014 - 2016
VADEC/Kelston Charter
2015 Charter
2016 Charter
2017 Charter
BOT Minutes 2017
Minutes 27 February 2017