Welcome to Kelston Deaf Education Centre’s Provision at Kelston Primary School (KPS).

The KDEC Provision here is part of a Year 1 to 6 school in Kelston, West Auckland. KDEC staff the provision with Teachers of the Deaf, Educational Associates and an Educational Interpreter. In addition to the full-time staff based in the provision, staff from KDEC’s Specialist Services team visit regularly to support specific students. These specialists include the school psychologist, occupational therapist, speech language therapist and the physiotherapist. Students wellbeing needs are also met by regular visits from the KDEC School Counsellor. The Deaf Provision is a welcoming, modern and access-able learning environment

The KDEC students attend either mainstream classes with KDEC staff or are taught in the Provision itself by a specialist teacher of the Deaf. The learning pathway allows each student to cover the five key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum. Each student develops an individualised programme, with their teachers and parents that best meet their need to establish a strong educational and social foundation so that they are able to successfully move on to the middle school years at the KDEC provision at Kelston Intermediate, or to their local neighbourhood school.

If you would like to arrange a visit with a view to enrolling please contact the Head of School, Lisa Sharman: (09) 827 4859 [email protected]

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