St Albans East Primary School Deaf Facility

Who are we?

St Albans East Primary School has been serving the community since 1956. It is committed to developing each child for an exciting future. Located in attractive surroundings with new modern buildings, our school is highly regarded for its accomplishments in student learning.
The student population is culturally diverse with almost 30 languages other than English spoken in the community. This diversity is celebrated, making our school a tolerant and vibrant environment for all children. The student enrolment is currently 395.
We value the contribution of our parents and the wider community. There is a tradition of teachers and parents working together to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.  Our clear purpose is on continuous improvement in all that we do. There are outstanding educational programs that consider the children’s individual learning styles and their learning needs. The school has made a special commitment to supporting the development of ICT resources throughout the school to assist children’s learning.

About our program

The St Albans East Primary School Deaf Facility was established in 2001 as the Primary Deaf Facility for the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.

It provides experienced, trained Teachers of the Deaf to support Deaf and hard of hearing students in accessing mainstream education in their classrooms.

The facility is staffed on a ratio of one Teacher of the Deaf for every four Deaf or hard of hearing students. Speech Pathologists are also based at St Albans East Primary School. Deaf and hard of hearing students receive Speech Therapists support as needed.

The staff in the Deaf Facility are able to utilise all communication methods including Auslan (Australian Sign Language), spoken English and listening according to individual needs.

In 2021 the installation of Sound Field Systems into every learning area was completed. All teachers utilise the Sound Field Systems in all their lessons

Services we offer

Individual work with students

Small group work

Daily literacy and numeracy activities

Speech Pathologists working onsite

Interpreters in classrooms

Teachers of the Deaf in classrooms and for withdrawal sessions

Whole school learns Auslan as a LOTE

Excursions to Deaf events such as Deaf Sports

Visits from Hearing Australia

Termly SSG’s

Support on school camps and excursions

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