St Dominic’s School for the Deaf, founded in1944, offered Catholic education for Deaf children. It was originally located in Island Bay and was later relocated to Feilding, where it remained until 1989. This documentary shows what Catholic education for Deaf pupils was like in the late 1960s.
There are different the sections in this video, first is classroom studies where a Māori Deaf boy Kevin Fielding is doing one-on-one speech therapy with Sister Bernadette.
In other classrooms there are students watching the teacher using oral communication to teach the students. The video also features physical education class, recreation and other activities, including the Rotarians Picnic Drive, playing with jet aeroplanes, folk dancing and the annual Christmas party.