We LOVE that through our schools sharing their expertise, we are now able to offer New Zealand Sign Language classes online. Thanks to Jo at Waitoriki School our children will have this opportunity to learn NZSL!
"Sign language is a combination of hand shapes, facial expressions and body movements.
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is the natural language of the Deaf community in New Zealand; so it reflects the country’s culture by including signs for Māori concepts which can not be found in other sign languages or countries.
As one of the country’s official languages, more than 24,000 New Zealanders use NZSL daily. It is also the 12th most frequently used language out of approximately 190 languages currently used in New Zealand" (Deaf Aotearoa NZ)