Each May, Deaf Aotearoa runs New Zealand Sign Language Week, celebrating one of New Zealand’s official languages. NZSL Week raises awareness of New Zealand’s Deaf community and provides a platform for Deaf people to proudly promote their language and culture.
Today we were very lucky to have Mrs Rutherford, Yuan's support teacher from Van Asch Deaf Education Centre, share with us her knowledge of sign language. She not only taught us the alphabet in sign language, but she also made herself available for students to learn more sign language at morning tea. Thank you Mrs Rutherford!