BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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Barbara Armitage Award 2016

December 23, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Congratulations to Maria Stevens

Recipient of the Barbara Armitage award

Background
At the ATVI conference held in Tauranga in 2003 it was proposed that a suitable memorial be established in memory of Barbara Armitage who at the time of her death was a Resource Teacher Vision based in Dunedin.

It was agreed that the award be presented to a person who had made a significant contribution to the blind and low vision education sector, particularly in areas of leadership, innovation or commitment. Continue Reading →

Spirit of Attitude winner – Ese Aumalesulu

December 5, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Just wanted to share the awesome news with you that our very own Ese received the “Spirit of Attitude” award last night at the Attitude Awards. Everyone who has worked with Ese will know how well deserved this is.  Ese is and ex-BLENNZ student who now teaches music at Clayton Park School in Manurewa. On top of this, Ese is one of our Music School stars​, regularly teaching and mentoring our young folk here on Campus.

For more information visit The Attitude Awards – 2016 Winners.

Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 2, 2016 by blennzict | 0 comments

Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). This is held on 3 December each year. The day is promoted across the world by the United Nations to encourage better understanding of disability issues.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities and is a chance to celebrate the progress we have made to improve the lives of disabled New Zealanders, says Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner.

It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1992 marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.

More information can be found on the Human Rights Commission website.

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