Our language at Garrang Wilam Primary School is Auslan – Australian Sign Language
All students at Garrang Wilam Primary school have the opportunity to develop their understanding of an additional language through the learning of Auslan.
The study of Auslan contributes to the overall intellectual and social enrichment of both first language and second language learners by providing:
~ opportunities for engagement with the Deaf community and insight into its rich cultural heritage
~ opportunities to develop intercultural capabilities, understanding and respect for others, appreciation of diversity and openness to different perspectives and experiences.
Students learn greetings, colours, numbers, fingerspelling and common words, discovering meaning behind words, developing their oral language and comprehension skills. Students use these skills every Friday at assembly as we all sign “I am Australian”.