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NZSLTA August Updates

Here are important updates for you all from Rachel Noble who is working with NZSLTA at the moment.

NZSLTA Executive Committee

There was a meeting on Saturday 21 July. Karla Smith, NZSLTA President, was joined by Josje Lelijveld, Karen Pointon and Ursula Thynne to form the 'acting' NZSLTA committee until the BGM in October this year. Thank you for taking on this role Josje, Karen and Ursula. The focus was on the work programme for the rest of 2018.

Communications Coordinator Wanted

The NZSLTA Executive Committee begin developing the NZSLTA Communications Strategy. To make this happen NZSLTA needs to bring on board a Communications Coordinator. NZSLTA is advertising for a Communications Coordinator. This person will coordinate the flow of information within and around NZSLTA. The contract is for 6 hours per week for 10 weeks to start with.

The successful person will be bilingual in NZSL and English, proactive and have strong networking skills. The person will be happy to work independently following the NZSLTA Communications plan.

There will be some training available. We hope the successful person will see the role as a long-term position.

Contact: Rachel Noble. [email protected], 021 410 300, via Skype rachel.noble05 or through messenger. Applications close August 17 2018.


There will be a hui on 26-28 October 2018 at the Peter Snell Youth Village at the end of the Whangaparoa Peninsula, Auckland. The hui is free for NZSLTA members, and there will be help for travel costs too. Transport from Auckland airport to the camp will be organised. NZSLTA has emailed information to all members and there are updates in the NZSL Teachers Hub, a closed Facebook group for NZSLTA members.



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