It is now a mandated part of the curriculum that all students from Year 3 – 6 learn a language. At Beenyup Primary our Year 3 – 6 students participate and learn about Auslan during their weekly hour lesson.
Auslan (Australian sign language) is the language of the Australian deaf community. Our lessons are fun and engaging and our aim is to increase opportunities for interaction and reduce barriers to communication for our students. Learning Auslan provides students with the opportunity to engage meaningfully with a different language and culture whilst also learning more about their own language and culture. In supporting our focus on student success skills, this intercultural learning is vital to the ever changing society in which we live.
As we become more proficient is using Auslan, we are looking forward to embracing this language across the school.