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Auslan Program

sign languageAuslan has been introduced in 2017 as a Language Other Than English for students to learn as part of the Australian Curriculum. Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is a sign language that is used in Australia and is the language of the Australian Deaf community. It is a visual‒gestural language that is made up of linguistic elements that are identified as hand shape, orientation, location, movement and facial expression.

Students are beginning to learn the alphabet and numbers and are beginning to focus on greetings and other basic signing.

Throughout the year Auslan will be taught explicitly in classrooms and we are introducing signing at assembly and at other events. Students will be assessed using the Australian Curriculum from 2017.