Pursuant to section 156A of the Education Act 1989 I hereby declare that the Kelston Deaf Education Centre (503) and the van Asch Deaf Education Centre (519) will merge on 20 July 2020.
The continuing school will be a composite Special School providing education at Years 1–15.
Van Asch Deaf Education Centre will be the continuing school and the Kelston Deaf Education Centre and van Asch Deaf Education Centre Combined Board of Trustees will be the board of the continuing school during the interim period, which shall begin on the day after this notice is published in the New Zealand Gazette.
Dated at Wellington this 26th day of March 2019.
Hon CHRIS HIPKINS, Minister of Education.