We are excited to be introducing the teaching of AUSLAN language to the whole school this year. The AUSLAN language is an Australian Curriculum Learning Area and aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:
- communicate in Auslan
- understand language, culture and learning and their relationship, and thereby develop an intercultural capability in communication
- understand themselves as communicators
- develop a knowledge and an understanding of the diversity of Deaf experience and the nature of identity.
There are two strands to learning Auslan, communicating and understanding. As we are in an introductory phase of Auslan all students will be taught and assessed on the Foundation to Year 2 Achievement Standard on their academic report card.