Auslan is a language learnt to communicate with deaf people and people with speech difficulties.
Like any language, the process of learning Auslan can provide us with a wide range of benefits ranging from an increased sense of inclusivity to improved cognitive development. Learning Auslan increases memory retention and motion processing while stimulating brain development and mental flexibility.
The value of Auslan as a language for children to learn, especially those of other cultures and background languages, is that it supports the development of English. It also provides students with a highly valuable skill to take into their future.
Students in Foundation - Year 6 will begin learning Auslan from semester two.