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04/09/2015
Canberra father, Dan Backhouse, Father’s Day will be extra special this year with support from SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, a service of RIDBC.

For Canberra father, Dan Backhouse, Father’s Day will be extra special this year with support from SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, a service of RIDBC.

At just two weeks of age, Dan’s daughter Bella was diagnosed with profound hearing loss in both ears.

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01/09/2015

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Rockie Woofit Preschool held an early Father’s Day celebration on Tuesday 1 September 2015, with a morning tea for dads.

RIDBC Rockie Woofit Preschool was purpose built to cater for the needs of children with hearing loss. The morning was a great opportunity for fathers to meet and spend time with other parents and to see what the children have been working on in class.

“We put on a morning tea as a way of celebrating our dads and how special they are to us!” said RIDBC Rockie Woofit Preschool Director, Julie Kaney.

10/08/2015
Amy and Murray pictured with their daughter Matilda, friends and family after completing the 2015 City2Surf in Bondi on Sunday 9 August!

Amy and Murray, had a very special reason to complete the 14k Sun-Herald City2Surf challenge on Sunday 9 August – they did it for their daughter Matilda, who was born deaf. 

24/07/2015

Children with vision or hearing loss supported by Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Nepean Preschool celebrated National Tree Day today, Friday 24 July 2015.

National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day combine to make Australia's largest community tree planting event. Each year, around 3,000 preschools, kindergarten, primary and high schools across Australia take part in Schools Tree Day, learning about the different seedlings they plant as part of the celebration and how to care for them as they grow.

13/07/2015
Students from RIDBC enjoyed meeting the cast of Hi-5

Recently, Deaf students from RIDBC were treated to a special Australian Sign Language (Auslan) interpreted performance of Hi-5's House of Dreams tour.

The children attend RIDBC Thomas Pattison School and RIDBC Roberta Reid Preschool, both of which are designed to meet the needs of students who are Deaf. The schools provide bilingual programs where students access the curriculum through Auslan and English.

25/06/2015
Children at RIDBC VisionEd Preschool experienced life as a snail during the Rangers on the Run visit!

Students at Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) VisionEd Preschool recently enjoyed a wonderful introduction to wild animal homes, when Rangers on the Run paid a visit.

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