Auslan is a communication tool that is used by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. It will be taught to the students at Orana Catholic Primary School from Pre-Primary to Year Six in 2023 for 50 minutes per week. This language will be integrated across all learning areas and the Auslan teacher will collaborate with classroom teachers to ensure content is relevant to students.
Students will learn the history and basic skills of this unique and inclusive language and be able to fingerspell and structure sentences in a respectful manner. This will enable students to develop a vocabulary of basic conversational signs.
This sign language will offer students opportunities to interact with the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Community and reduce communication barriers.