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Family Conference 2016

We did it!

Check out our wrap up video of the Family Conference weekend, you’ll see some familiar faces!

Thank you Canterbury Parents Group and all the Parent Group representatives, past & present committee members and sponsors.

A big thank you to all the families who attended, you were all awesome!

If you have photos or videos from the weekend that you would like to share please upload them to the NZFDC Facebook page

Executive Committee Nominations 2016

Nominations for the NZFDC Executive Committee for 2016 have been finalised, you can find the information in this News item.

Information for families

The New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children is turning 40 this year, and to celebrate, we are holding a weekend long Family Conference at the Blue Skies Centre in Christchurch.

Saturday morning is filled with workshops, speakers and information for parents relating to education, advocacy and services while the kids take part in some awesome activities and games. The afternoon is all about family, with team competitions, games and activities, topped off with a great social evening for parents and kids to meet other families from around New Zealand. On Sunday morning, the NZFDC is holding our AGM (all are welcome) followed by a BBQ lunch and social afternoon.

The NZFDC has limited funds available to subsidise flights for families, so approach your regional parent group to put in an application on behalf of your local families. First registered will take priority, so get in quickly.

  • Weekend registration fee (incl. accommodation, food and activities) - $50 per family
  • Day registration fee (incl. food and activities) - $30 per family

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email or to call 0800 332 324. 

Information for Parent Group Committees and Coordinators

NZFDC will also hold its 40th AGM during the same weekend as the Family conference. NZFDC executive committee asks that you download and distribute the Flier for families to your parent group members, and also download the AGM pack for your parent group committees to have a look at. 

Included in the AGM pack is the Registration Form for individual families to fill out, the BEACON Fund Application forms (for you as a parent group to fill out) and the Draft Agenda for the Family Conference part of the weekend. 

The Family Registration form and Draft Agenda is available as well, in the hopes that you could all forward the information out to your individual families. 

Please be aware that the BEACON funding is a finite amount; once it is gone there is no more. Therefore we would really encourage you to get the interest from your families as soon as possible and get those families to register. The BEACON funding would be a way of assisting the families to travel to Christchurch for this event, but PLEASE do make sure that they are committing to the Conference before flights are booked. 

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email or to call 0800 332 324. 

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