LOTE - AUSLAN

 

 AUSLAN is a language learnt to communicate with deaf people. This is a remarkable opportunity for our students. The value of AUSLAN as a LOTE for many children, especially those of other cultures and background languages is that it supports the development of English through the initial requirement for children to be able to spell on the fingers. It is a very engaging way to re-enforce spelling and letter recognition through the visual communication language of AUSLAN. It also provides students with a highly valuable skill to take into their future. This year we are trialled the program in the junior school. In 2016 we will be providing AUSLAN lessons from Prep to Year 6. We will also be offering parent workshops to compliment the program.. We have employed Katrina Mynard as our AUSLAN teacher. Katrina is deaf herself and has had major success in engaging children (teachers and parents) in learning the language of AUSLAN.