Furlong Park School for Deaf Children is a vibrant school situated on extensive grounds in Sunshine North. The government school was purpose-built to deliver educational programs to Deaf children, including those with additional needs, from the western and northern regions of metropolitan Melbourne and the rural fringe. The teachers and education support staff are both Deaf and hearing, are highly motivated and aim to provide improved learning outcomes for all students. The school has speech pathologists on site and audiologists from Australian Hearing provide support to students through regular visits to the school. Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are contracted when need arises. We also access a range of paraprofessionals, including psychologists, who deliver specific programs and supports for staff, students and families.
The school provides educational programs for both pre-school children aged in our Early Learning Centre as well as primary school students from Prep to Year 6. The communication approach, using spoken and written English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language), addresses individual student needs and is based on a bilingual/bicultural model.
Our school has excellent facilities including:
- Extensive library
- Purpose built music room
- Dedicated art room
- Large multi-purpose room and kitchen
- Basketball court
- Bike track
- Synthetic athletics track
- All weather soccer field
- Roger soundfield system and Interactive Whiteboards in each classroom
Furlong Park welcomes the whole school community to be engaged through our weekly Auslan community classes, welcome evenings, weekly assemblies, annual music concerts and more!