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Visiting Victorian College for the Deaf

Nov 08, 2019

by Kerrie Miller

It’s been an exciting year introducing Auslan into the Middle School curriculum and it’s been an absolute pleasure watching the students develop their skills so quickly and enthusiastically. It’s also great to hear that families are also learning from their children at home!

On Thursday 31st October, our Middle School Auslan class got to visit the first Deaf School in Australia as part of our investigation into Deaf History and Culture. They were given a guided tour into the rich history of Victorian College for the Deaf. The site includes the original bluestone building, built in 1866, and beautiful grounds. Students were then given the opportunity to use their Auslan skills to order their lunch at the College Tradeblock café before heading home. It was terrific to see our students practising their order beforehand, determined to get it perfect! The group was fantastic from start to finish, representing the College in the best way possible, as they demonstrated Excellence, Respect, and Responsibility.

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