- Monday, 4 March, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
It can be tricky to try to anticipate everything your child needs to know and be able to do to ease their transition to school. What activities should you be doing at home and what conversations can you have this year so that school is simply a wonderful adventure for you all next year?
This presentation will provide information about:
- vocabulary of the classroom
- early literacy and numeracy activities
- social strategies and skills
- fine and gross motor skills
- expected background knowledge
- how to find out more information.
This workshop will be run by an experienced Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf, who has had many years teaching and working with children with hearing loss.
Bring your questions and concerns to this interactive, one hour discussion.
Trudy Smith has been a teacher of the Deaf for 20 years and has worked in inclusive classrooms in Queensland and New South Wales. She is an LSLS Cert AVT. and has mentored and trained teachers, related health professionals around the world. Trudy is the Manager of Continuing Professional Education at the RIDBC Renwick Centre and the President of the National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf.
Venue: RIDBC Renwick Centre
North Rocks, Sydney, Australia
Sydney is located on Australia’s south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities.
Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city.
North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.
There are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.
Cityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre.
Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations.
Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines.
Both stations are wheelchair accessible.
There is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus – services to Epping and Macquarie Centre – and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.
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* Access to these bus services is from the M2 motorway at Barclay Road bus stop, a 20 minute walk (1.4 km) from the Centre.
Sydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre.
Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.
Companies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).
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