Auslan – Languages

The Grade 3 and 4 students at Berwick Chase Primary School participate in Auslan classes once a week. Prep to Grade 2 students, are also exposed to some introductions of Auslan throughout the year. 

Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is the language of the Deaf community of Australia and is visual-gestural in nature. The language program is delivered with the aim of promoting inclusiveness, celebrating diversity and self-identity. Students learn through a variety of songs, games, activities, discussions, and a whole lot of fun! 

Students are exposed to Deaf culture and basic sign language skills, including a variety of vocabulary and the grammar structures of the language. This includes the following topics: 

  • Colours 
  • Animals 
  • Greetings 
  • Numbers 
  • Feelings 
  • Fingerspelling (The Alphabet) 
  • Family 
  • Food 
  • Classroom themes 

Our Auslan Captains for 2022 are Lily and Mineli, and they are very excited to share Auslan with our Berwick Chase community.