Category Archive: KiwiChat Day

Students who receive their technology as a result of a TalkLink assessment are sent an invitation to attend the Chat About Day in Auckland. The Day is designed to give students an opportunity to meet others who are using communication devices, learn from each other and problem solve any issues. A theme is chosen for each meeting with the aim that the event is FUN. If you would like to learn more about ChatAbout Days please contact Magnus Hammarsal or 09 815 3232 ext 813

KiwiChat Sibling Camp – 2017

Roll Up Roll Up … The First-Ever KiwiChat Sibling Camp Where:            Sunnydene School (48 Smallfield Ave, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1042)   When:             Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April (Easter School Holidays) 2017   Time:               9am – 3pm   Who:               Children who use communication systems and their siblings   Day 1:   …

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KiwiChat Day term 4 – Waikato

The term 4 Kiwichat day in Waikato was based around music and we had a great morning. This was based at Patricia Avenue School and we had a range of students of various ages communicating with coreboards, PODD books, and iPads with communication apps. We had a morning filled with different music based activities. We …

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KiwiChat Day Christchurch, Term 3 2016

KiwiChat Olympians: A Golden Day Once a term in Christchurch, TalkLink run a KiwiChat group for primary school students, secondary school students and young adults. These are a great opportunity for people to come together and share stories and experiences using their communication devices and tools. This term we struck gold and had a special …

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KiwiChat Day Term 2 – Auckland

The Term 2 “Senior” Kiwi Chat Day in Auckland saw a huge turn-out and was a great success! The Monster themed Kiwi Chat Day at Sommerville School. Everyone made at least one new friend and hugs were shared at the end of the day as well as plenty of great conversation on iPads, core boards …

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Our Superheroes: KiwiChat Camp 2016

Lest We Forget I attended one of the most moving ANZAC ceremonies I have ever attended over ANZAC weekend. It was part of TalkLink’s very successful 3rd KiwiChat Camp. Reflecting on why the ceremony was so moving, I think it can be summed up in the word “participation”. Whether it was reciting a poem or …

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Kiwichat Day Resources – Super Heroes

In Term 4 2014, our Kiwichat Day theme was Super Heroes. We watched some of our favourite heroes on screen and talked about what makes them super, described what was happening and made comments about each video clip. Super Hero comments We made our own super hero masks and chest plates. We talked about our …

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Thank you letters from Kaka St Special School!

On Wednesday the 13th of August 2014, we had a Kiwichat Day in the Bay of Plenty region. It was the first time this group of kids and adults had got together for this kind of event. We all had a fantastic time watching and talking about movies! Everyone had a go at writing a fan letter to their favourite

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KiwiChat Day Resources Animals and Pets

Our KiwiChat Days in Northland have been really successful. In Term 2 our theme was animals and pets. You can read more about the activities we got up to on our blog. Here are some of the low-tech resources we used to talk about our activities. Art Activity board Visual Timetable Who wants to be …

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