|The Rosanna Golf Links Deaf Facility was established in 1996 to give children who are deaf or hearing-impaired the best possible access to an inclusive mainstream education. The Deaf Facility provides experienced, trained Teachers of the Deaf (ToD) who work closely with mainstream teachers to support deaf and hearing-impaired students. The ToDs adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of individual students as required and may pre-teach, re-teach and consolidate concepts taught in class.
To provide deaf and hearing-impaired children with support and access to programs that meet their individual needs and allow them to achieve educational success and independence within an inclusive setting.
Support with Learning
The level of support is matched to the needs of each student and includes the following:
Student Support Group meetings are held twice a year with the parents, ToD, ancillary staff (if needed) and the class teacher to assess progress and set new learning, language and communication goals.
Other Professional Assistance
Thoughts about us from our stakeholders
“Our daughter is in Grade 2 at Rosanna Golf Links Primary School and is profoundly deaf. To assist her to hear, she wears a Cochlear Implant (with a Microlink) in one ear and a hearing aid in the other.
We are thrilled that she can attend a mainstream primary school which incorporates a deaf facility unit. This unit provides additional support with a ToD in the classroom and then in small group sessions which are held in the Deaf Facility. The ToD provides tuition which is specifically designed to meet the needs of each child because, as we know, they all differ. My daughter loves her time in the Deaf Unit and has built strong relationships with the other children and teachers from the unit.
We value the support that she and we as her family, are continually shown at RGLPS. The teachers’ doors are always open and time is always made for us when we need to discuss anything.My daughter is doing extremely well at school and is very happy to go every day – which is reflection on the wonderful teachers and her fellow students, who don’t treat her any differently because of her hearing loss. She is just ‘one of the kids’.”
(Parent of a Grade Two student).
********“For the past ten years our family has been supported by the Deaf Facility at RGLPS. They are a caring, professional team, teaching our two children independence and responsibility and instilling confidence in their own abilities.”
(Parent of two hearing impaired students, past and current).
********“Our youngest daughter has blossomed under the support of everyone in the Deaf Facility and we feel lucky to be part of such a fantastic school”.
(Parent of a middle-school Deaf Facility student).
If you require information regarding enrolment or would like to make an appointment to visit our Facility, please phone (03) 9457 4178 or email the Deaf Facility Coordinator, Thom Jackson, via the school email.