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Access to Interpreters

Rationale
Shenton College Deaf Education Centre can enrol a diverse range of Deaf and hard of hearing students who meet the admission criteria stipulated by SSEN: Sensory. These students are then able to access the national curriculum (standard, extended, or modified) through Shenton College. In order to facilitate communication, interpreters are provided for all students who use Auslan to communicate, depending on the nature and type of language used in the classroom context.

Policy Statement
It is the policy of Shenton College Deaf Education Centre and Shenton College that interpreters will be provided for all school based activities for students and parents who use Auslan to communicate.

Access to Interpreters

  • All students who use Auslan to communicate will be provided with an interpreter in all classes where spoken English is the language of instruction, and vice versa if applicable.
  • Interpreters will be provided for excursions. It is the responsibility of the organising teacher to notify the Coordinator of Interpreters and to request an interpreter.
  • Interpreters will be provided for voluntary out-of-school activities. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Coordinator of Interpreters and to request an interpreter.
  • Interpreters will be provided for parent meetings with the Teacher of the Deaf if required. It is the responsibility of the Teacher of the Deaf to notify the Coordinator of Interpreters of the need for an interpreter.
  • Interpreters will be provided for after hours school based parent activities.