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Transition to Secondary

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Transition to secondary school for students who are deaf or hard of hearing (Government schools, Catholic or Independent schools).

Are you beginning secondary school soon? 

Hopefully this page will help. The video on this page shows teens who are deaf
or hard of hearing talking about what it was like for them to go to secondary school.

Below the video are some links that might help you prepare for secondary school or might help you when you’re in secondary school too. Show your Mum and Dad as well, there are a few pages there that might be helpful for them too.


Helpful links for teenagers

         Safe is a safety and awareness group work programme aimed at 
         deaf children aged seven and over.

Look, Smile, Chat
         Most deaf teenagers go to mainstream school and some of their
         classmates don't know how to chat to them. Simple steps can make
         a big difference - watch our films and download our free resources!

Deaf Awareness: Talk Normally 
         These films have been created for the Look, Smile, chat
         campaign - simple steps can make a big difference to deaf
         teenagers' lives.

 The video below shows secondary school students who are
 deaf/hard of hearing chatting about their experiences of starting
 year seven.


Helpful links for parents and careers​

         Educate, Empower, Protect Our kids

The School Checklist
The School Checklist is for the family to use. It gives possible
         points to consider when visiting potential schools for their child.

Better Health Channel
         Parents can offer information and guidance to support young
         people through their teenage years. Good nutrition, physical activity
         and sleep are important. Challenges include dealing with family
         issues, peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships.
Able Australia
         Able Australia is a long-standing non-profit organisation that 
         provides services to people living with multiple disabilities including