Marymede Catholic College (South Morang) – St Mary’s College for the Deaf

Who are we?

Our South Morang campus provides a warm and welcoming local school community where students experience a sense of belonging and can develop the confidence and communication success needed to participate in any school, work or social environment.

The community at Marymede has a strong, dual emphasis on personal endeavour and pastoral care, which guides graduates towards responsible, mature adulthood with a passion for life, a love of learning and a determination to be of service to others. The South Morang campus features spacious grounds with dedicated areas for primary learning, a Trade Centre, new Performing Arts Centre and a second new Marymede campus at Doreen opening in 2024.

About our program

Our South Morang Primary Campus offers a nurturing and individualised deaf and hard of hearing program delivered by Teachers of the Deaf who are passionately committed to student growth and learning in a setting that stimulates and lays the foundation for the fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviours required for many years of schooling success.

Each student’s weekly program is planned to enable them to fully participate in the school curriculum as offered through Marymede while accessing St Mary’s College Expanded Learning Program (EXP).

Through our affiliation with Marymede, there are numerous co-curricular activities such as choir, dance, chess offered to further enrich the learning and social development of students.  Students also have extensive opportunities to participate in Guild and inter-school sporting competitions including cross country, swimming, athletics, netball, Australian rules, soccer, T-ball and basketball.

Services we offer

St Mary’s employs Speech Pathologists who work on developing individual language and listening skills.

St Mary’s has adopted a positive approach to student wellbeing which underpins the spiritual, emotional, social, academic and physical growth of all students. Activities offered to strengthen wellbeing include St Mary’s College Positive behaviour for Learning (PBL) program and Student Wellbeing programs.

Our students feel a sense of belonging, connection and ownership at our South Morang Campus. It’s a place where they care and respect each other while reaching their potential.

St Mary’s students undertake EXP, a subject taken as part of each student’s timetable of year level subjects. The learning areas taught by the Teacher of the Deaf are decided with students and parents and based on the Expanded Core Curriculum for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, designed to support students in accessing and experiencing success in their core subjects. Areas taught may include literacy, expressive and receptive language, audition, speech or social-emotional learning. This subject offering is flexible and can vary from student to student and year to year, depending on subjects and wellbeing needs.

Program support group (PSG/SSG) meetings are held with parents each term as a way of monitoring student progress, receiving feedback and planning for future teaching and learning. In between meetings, we maintain regular phone and email contact with parents.

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