BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

Te Reo Māori Breakfast Club

July 4, 2016 by blennzict | 1 Comment

13 staff enjoying breakfast and te reo Māori around the dining tableStaff at BLENNZ Homai and BLENNZ Auckland South celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with kai, te reo Māori, manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.  This year’s theme is ākina te reo.

Let’s show our support by using te reo Māori to inspire and cheer each other on.  There will be two more breakfast gatherings this week.  Nau mai!

Kia kaha e hoa mā!

National Volunteer Week

June 22, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

It is National Volunteer Week and this is always a great opportunity for everyone at BLENNZ to say a huge thank you to our amazing volunteers around the country.

The work and support you provide within our network is essential to BLENNZ. You are an integral part of the services we provide to ākonga and whānau and help to ensure that we can provide inclusive learning experiences to all.

Black and white thank you word cloud

Image: Thank you note for every language – by Woodleywonderworks via Flickr Creative Commons

Board of Trustees Election Results

June 21, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Results following the June 2016 Board of Trustee Elections as follows:

Visual Resource Centres
Two parent representatives – Nathaniel Robson and Letitia Patete

BLENNZ Staff Representative
Jane Cox

BLENNZ Homai Campus School
A vacancy remains for a parent representative for the Homai Campus School and expressions of interest have been sought. The BLENNZ Board are due to discuss this appointment at their June board meeting.

Appointed Trustees

Tangata Whenua Representative
Nigel Ngahiwi

Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind known as the Blind Foundation
Neil Jarvis

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