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Deaf Facility

Willmott Park Deaf Facility in Craigieburn, established in 2003, provides access to a comprehensive education for primary aged Deaf and hard of hearing children in the outer northern suburbs. The Deaf Facility students have access to Deaf Facility programs aimed at meeting individual needs whilst also assisting with their classroom needs.

The Teacher of the Deaf works closely with the classroom teacher to ensure the classroom environment and teaching strategies optimise the children’s participation and learning at all times. Professional development is given to the school staff each year on deafness and how to support students to function confidently in the school environment.

All Deaf Facility students access programs through the Deaf Facility. The program delivery for each student is based on their individual needs, informed by test results and analysis of communicative competence.
Left: Rosetta, Rachael, Peta, Lizzie, Narelle
Peta is an experienced teacher of the Deaf with more than ten years of experience around Australia. Willmott Park Primary School has been very lucky to have Peta join the Deaf Facility in 2019. Peta generously shares her wealth of experience and innovative ideas, ensuring that students have fun and engaging language experiences. Some of Peta’s special interests and talents include a love of nature, gardening, and craft.
Theresa is an experienced teacher who has worked in both the U. S. and Australia. She has taught across a variety of year levels here at Willmott Park Primary school since 2009. Theresa has a passion for providing students with an education that is engaging, accessible, and challenging. What Theresa most loves about the Deaf Facility is collaborating with passionate teachers who are committed to truly student-centred teaching and learning activities.
Miss Lizzie has shared her love of Auslan with Willmott Park Primary School since 2018. Impressively, not only is Lizzie trained as an Auslan teacher, but she also has additional qualifications as a Teacher of the Deaf. Working as both an Auslan specialist teacher and within the Deaf Facility, Lizzie is able to support students bilingually. Lizzie is a world traveller and has visited many countries, including Greece in which language she is also fluent.
Rosetta is an experienced teacher with a wealth of language skills. She is bilingual herself, with an Italian background and she has been supporting our EAL (English as an additional language) students at Willmott Park for many years. Rosetta has generously shared her passion for languages as well all things cultural. She is also a talented ballroom dancer, keeping fit and sharing her love of dance with others.
We acknowledege the Gunung-Willam-Balluk people as the Tradiational Owners of the land on which we meet and pay our respects to the Elders past and present.
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