Auslan stands for               Au             s           lan

                                        Australian    sign       language

Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is the language of the Deaf community of Australia and is descended from British Sign Language (BSL). Auslan is a visual-gestural language that evolved in Deaf communities. It has its own sentence structure and grammar, as well as 26 signs for the letters of the alphabet.

All students from Foundation to Year 6 have 1 hour of Auslan as a Specialist lesson every week. New vocabulary or signs are taught in group activities to help students understand new signs. Games and conversations in Auslan help students to remember and use the relevant signs to communicate with each other and the teacher.