RIDBC School Support Students (Vision Impairment) with their support teachers.

Each year, NASA shares their US Space and Rocket education Centre in Alabama with a group of students with vision impairment from around the world for the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).

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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.

Casey Sealy with his son, Josh, setting up his art exhibition at RIDBC

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has received a donation of more than $11,000 from the proceeds of an art exhibition of works by Kasey Sealy, hosted by Ku-ring-gai Lantern Club and held at RIDBC, North Rocks, 20 - 22 July. Kasey Sealy generously donated a third of all sales to RIDBC, with nine paintings, four bronze statues and a raffle contributing to the more than $11,000. Mr Sealy also donated one of his paintings, Under a Cobalt Sky – Capertree Valley, to the raffle’s first prize winner.