Archived News

Archived News

30 May, 2011
Reptiles Rule

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) had a visit from Reptiles Rule on Tuesday 24 May. The reptiles provided a special language learning opportunity for deaf and hearing impaired children attending RIDBC Roberta Reid Preschool and RIDBC Rockie Woofit Preschool. Snakes, lizards and a turtle were part of the day, with the children encouraged to hold and touch the reptiles.

23 May, 2011
Daniel and Sam

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) held its 150th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18 May. The AGM recognised the achievements of its graduating students both from RIDBC Student Support Services and the 60 professionals graduating from the RIDBC Renwick Centre postgraduate programs.

20 May, 2011
Jan McLucas, Alison, Richard and Elijah

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) welcomes the Government’s investment in Australian children with a disability with the Better Start Initiative. The funding will support families requiring early intervention services for children who are diagnosed with severe hearing or vision loss, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and Fragile X syndrome.

20 May, 2011
Carrie-Ann Ashenden receiving degree from RIDBC's Jill Duncan

Sixty postgraduate students have recently completed a program offered by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children‘s Renwick Centre that gives them a unique qualification in special education for children who are deaf or blind. The graduates will help to alleviate a critical shortage of trained teachers of the deaf or blind and associated professionals who teach and support children with sensory disability.

16 May, 2011
Reunion Island students

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has welcomed students from Reunion Island, a small French island in the Indian Ocean. 12 high school students who are deaf or blind will spend two weeks in Sydney on a cultural exchange, learning from other students at RIDBC and discovering Sydney. “Two years ago the director of our school came to RIDBC to visit and an invitation was extended at that time,” said Annie-Claude Benard, a teacher of the deaf at the school.