Our phones are unattended during the lockdown period. Please email [email protected] for hearing aid repairs and batteries. Please allow extra time for services due to the restrictions in place.



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:

  • Contribute meaningfully to their communities;
  • Are socially well integrated; and
  • Are able to determine their future and fulfil their dreams.

The Combined Board’s vision for its services is to ensure:

  • Accountability for delivering high quality service equitably across diverse needs;
  • Personalised learning for deaf students delivered by skilled and caring people;
  • High expectations for achievement both academically and socially;
  • A focus on being progressive and forward looking.

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.