Schools for the Deaf
The three Victorian ‘Schools for the Deaf’ are specialist settings that provide a bilingual (Auslan and English), holistic education to their students. Between Aurora School, Furlong Park School for Deaf Children, and Victorian College for the Deaf, children are supported in their education journey aged from infancy through to 18 years of age. Unlike other deaf settings, ‘Schools for the Deaf’ enable children to learn from Teachers of the Deaf all day, every day. The staff at our schools comprises both Deaf and hearing teachers and education support, which benefits the students in a multitude of ways, including the development of deep teacher-student connection.
Our small class sizes and curriculum are tailored to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students, and our approach to communication and inclusivity guarantees access to learning at each student’s point of need. All settings foster an environment of high expectations, where children continually strive to achieve their personal and academic goals.
As with mainstream settings, students are educated in accordance with the following Victorian education frameworks:
- Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
- Towards Foundation Level Victorian Curriculum
- Victorian Curriculum F-10
- Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
- Vocational Education & Training (VET)