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Kelston Deaf Education Centre (KDEC) is governed by a Combined Board of Trustees whose strategic focus is on working together with families and the Deaf community to provide equitable and coordinated deaf education, so that deaf and hearing impaired students:
Kelston Deaf Education Centre is committed to ensuring that Deaf and hearing impaired students reach their full potential.
Services are delivered in a complex environment. Staff employed are skilled in maintaining collaborative relationships, using evidence based practices and ensuring the best possible utilisation of resources; both human and physical. Of particular note is the need for staff to be able to use both English and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) for communication and instruction in order for students to achieve their maximum potential.
Kelston Deaf Education Centre and staff maintain a close association with the Deaf community.