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DEC News

DEC Newsletter: "The Green and Blue"

A fortnightly school newsletter is distributed to students, parents, staff and interested parties. If you would like to be added to the distribution list to receive our newsletter, please contact the Principal, Ms Leanne Potter.

 

Deaf role model program

From 2012-2014, students in both the middle school and the senior school Deaf Centres were able to benefit from visits by a variety of special guests from the WA Deaf community and from the international Deaf community. The Deaf guests are invited to prepare presentations that outline their childhood, schooling experiences, employment background, travel experiences, sporting achievements, any accolades and awards, and to leave students with a positive message about how they have reached this point in their life. Presenters have been from all walks of life, and of varying age and gender, and have included a Deaf plumber, software engineer, university academic, social worker, teacher, parent, custom car detailer/restorer, small business owner, upholstery craftsman, actor, IT officer, Deaf Society staff, Deaf interpreter, and a world-famous deafblind priest from England, Father Cyril Axelrod. The program has been well-received by students and by staff, and has offered students the opportunity to meet and interact with a wide range of adults from the Deaf community and to practice conversing with a diverse group of native speakers of Auslan. We are very grateful to all our visitors between 2012 and 2014! We are also very thankful to the Dept of Education for their funding which made this program possible, through their Native Speaker Tuition Program.

Below is a photo of Deaf Centre students with Jenny Pupich from the WA Deaf Society.

 

Cooperative Learning

Cooperative learning is a key instructional strategy applied across all learning experienced at SCDEC. In addition, a discrete class is dedicated to team building and cooperative activities each week. Learning should always be engaging, fun & interesting!

The human knot!

The traffic jam!

Collaboration & team discussion

Amber - the chocolate game!

 

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