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Bilingual Bicultural

 

Bilingual/bicultural education is about learning in two languages and cultures. In our program these languages are English and Auslan.

Cultures of both deaf and hearing communities are valued and form an important part of the school program. Children enrolled in a bilingual/bicultural class have the most exposure to the two languages and cultures however all students are involved in some way, for example, school assemblies are always interpreted and all children sign the national anthem. Auslan is taught to all children in the school and there is opportunity for all to join the signing choir.

Toowong State School is the only primary program in Queensland that has a bilingual/bicultural co-enrolment program using Auslan and English. Free classes are also available for parents and carers from time to time.