His Excellency and Mrs Hurley visited RIDBC

On Tuesday 20 March, 2018, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley, visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), at North Rocks.

More News

Janet and Hugh Murphy at RIDBC in Sydney with RIDBC Teleschool TeacherConsultant Neryl Horn

RIDBC Teleschool recently held a residential week for children with hearing loss in Sydney as part of Hearing Awareness Week. Families of children who are deaf or blind in regional and remote Australia access RIDBC Teleschool via high-quality videoconferencing technology.


A group of 30 Lend Lease employees have volunteered their time at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) as part of their annual Community Day.


35 Teachers of the Deaf from around the State came to RIDBC Renwick Centre for the 2012 Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf (ITOD) Conference this month.

Children were able to touch and listen to different sea creatures

RIDBC Nepean had an Under the Sea experience from Rangers on the Run. The Under the Sea encounter will provide the students with an opportunity build language in a fun, interactive environment. “For children with hearing or vision loss who attend RIDBC Nepean, having the opportunity to touch and interact with real animals is an integral part of their educational program,” said RIDBC Nepean Preschool Director, Melissa Sangalang.


Year One and Two students at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Garfield Barwick School have written a new ending to The Three Little Pigs as part of their Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) curriculum focus on ‘shelter’ and their Creative Arts (Drama and Visual Arts) studies. The students were not happy about the traditional ending to the fairy tale, where the wolf climbs down the chimney of the brick house to be boiled in a pot of water. Instead, in their revision, the wolf apologises for his being a bully and asks if they can all be friends.