Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau. The way in which the young seedling is nurtured determines how the tree will grow. Awhi mai awhi atu. What you put in you get back.
At BLENNZ when we think about Transition we have one vision – for you (ākonga) to be the person you want to be, to live the life you want to live with your kete full of skills, tools and knowledge, and your whānau feeling optimistic about the future.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. It’s important to think practically about what that future might look like, but at the same time to think about what your ideal future could look like. You mustn’t be constrained because you’re blind.
We want you to make the most of your whānau and community and to draw inspiration from those who have gone before you. We want to enable you to learn from blind and low vision peers and adults who have faced similar challenges as you do. BLENNZ has a role to play in your transition journey at different times. We can help connect you, practically support you, make things easy and make things happen as well as give you BLENNZ options and choices, and share our knowledge and expertise when you need it.
We want to walk alongside you and your whanau as you make decisions over time, about your future and we invite your community to walk alongside us to ensure we’re doing that in a way that fits with you. Always remember that you and your whānau are driving and deciding along your transition pathway.
For this to happen it’s essential that we work with organisations to ensure services are coordinated and aligned with the choices that you and your whānau have made, we use your transition pathway to guide this journey.
Your transition pathway will be individualised and meet you where you are at in life, in your whānau and your community and culture.
We hope we can join you and your whānau on your transition pathway and work out together what will be helpful, when and what we can do to support you.
BLENNZ and Transition
Karen Stobbs talks about the role of BLENNZ within Transition.
Tips for ākonga going through Transition
Neil Jarvis shares his top tip for ākonga going through Transition.
Transition Opportunities through Immersion
Natalie Stewart talks about some of the Transition opportunities that ākonga and whānau may access through Immersion.
Whanaungatanga is embedded in Transition
Kelly Doyle talks about how whanaungatanga is embedded in Transition.
Support is essential during the Transition process
Chantelle Enesa shares what is important about Transition from the Youth Worker perspective.
Developing Life Skills through Transition
Kaly Daly talks about the importance of life skills in Transition.
Transition opportunities at Homai Campus School
Jenny Ayden talks about what options are available to support Transition at Homai Campus.