Geelong P-12 Deaf Facility
The Geelong P-12 Deaf Facility provides a mainstream educational environment for deaf and hard of hearing students. It is located approximately seven kilometres south-east of Geelong based in Grovedale West Primary School and Grovedale College. These schools are adjacent to each other, which allows easy access to specialized resources and P-12 enrichment programs. Close links also exist between the Facility and the neighbouring Grovedale Kindergarten, enabling smooth transition from pre-school to the next stage of education.
The Geelong P-12 Deaf Facility aims to provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing children with the best possible access to mainstream education in a supportive and encouraging environment promoting 21st century learning. Programs are inclusive of all modes of communication.
A range of support is offered within regular classrooms and the Facility to enable individual and small group withdrawal programs to occur. Programs are tailored to meet individual needs in consultation with parents, teachers and specialists, such as Speech Pathologists. A Teacher of the Deaf is a trained Reading Recovery teacher who provides strategic support for students. Regular audiological and technical support is also provided by Australian Hearing.