Welcome to Kelston Deaf Education Centre’s Provision at Oteha Valley School (OVS). The KDEC Provision here is part of a Year 1 to 6 school at Oteha Valley, North Shore. KDEC staff the provision with Teachers of the Deaf and Educational Associates. In addition to the full-time staff based in the provision, an Educational Interpreter is available as well as staff from KDEC’s Specialist Services team who 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.
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]