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St Albans East Deaf Facility
Station Avenue   ST ALBANS   3021
Telephone: 9366 2071
Email: st.albans.east.df@edumail.vic.gov.au
Website: www.saeps.vic.edu.au/page/57/Deaf-Facility
Contact: The Coordinator

St Albans East Deaf Facility

St Albans East Primary School caters for a culturally diverse student population and is located in a well-established residential area of St Albans in the City of Brimbank.

The St Albans East Deaf Facility supports deaf and hearing-impaired students in accessing mainstream education. The Facility addresses all communication methods including speech, listening, sign supported English and Auslan. Children actively participate in mainstream classroom. Transport assistance or a conveyance allowance may be available.

The level of support is matched to the needs of each student, which includes language and communication, speech production, and auditory learning sessions. Students may work individually or in small groups as well as being supported within their own classroom.

Students are supported by Teachers of the Deaf who develop individualized student learning plans and work closely with classroom teachers to adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of individual students as required. Regular Student Support Group meetings are held with parents/caregivers to discuss student progress against the learning plans.

The Facility has the support of a Speech Pathologist, AUSLAN Interpreters, Educational Psychologists, Australian Hearing, the Cochlear Implant Clinic and Deaf Children Australia. Daily monitoring of hearing aids, speech processors, FM and Sound-field systems occurs to ensure that students have an optimal auditory learning environment.

In line with our motto ‘Excellence in Education: Making a Difference’ the school:

  • Teaches AUSLAN as its Language Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Provides an integrated inquiry curriculum
  • Has a strong focus on the Asia in Schools curriculum
  • Focuses on individual needs through learning goals
  • Integrates ICT through all subject areas
  • Is a caring community with a strong focus on the welfare of children
  • Develops children socially through Junior School Council, the Seasons Program, a Chaplaincy Program, a Deaf Mentor Program and has a whole school approach to behavior management and student wellbeing
  • Values its community partnerships
  • Values and celebrates the cultural diversity of the children and our community

Showcases its talents through the Performing Arts Cultural Dance Group and a School Choir.

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