• National Reconciliation Week at Kidscape Newtown 26 May 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    To celebrate National Reconciliation Week (May 27-June 3) The Shepherd Centre’s Newtown Parent/Carer Group gathered together to talk about reconciliation, indigenous history and cultural identity.

    During the group discussion parents and carers shared their experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture from work, sporting events and bygone school days, agreeing

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  • Leonie Jackson is the new CEO of the Deaf Society of NSW! 19 May 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    The Shepherd Centre welcomes the appointment of Ms Leonie Jackson as the new CEO of the Deaf Society of NSW, and congratulates former CEO Ms Sharon Everson as she concludes her 38 year service to the Deaf Society.

    Of her new role Leonie said, “I am excited to have the opportunity

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  • The Shepherd Centre preschools exceed national benchmark on scorecard of early childhood education and care 18 May 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    The Shepherd Centre is delighted to announce that its preschools at Wollongong and Casula (Liverpool) have received the rating “Exceeding National Quality Standard” after a recent assessment visit by the NSW Department of Education & Communities.

    This score means that our preschool’s provision of early childhood education and care services has

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  • Book of the Month for May – The Wind Blew 01 May 2015

    It’s the middle of Autumn and the cold windy weather these past few weeks is the perfect reason to read The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins. In this story all sorts of things are whisked away by the wind as more and more townsfolk chase their belongings through the streets with hilarious consequences!
    Here are

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  • Australia leads the world in early intervention services 01 Apr 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    The Shepherd Centre is pleased to reveal that First Voice study shows Australia and New Zealand are at the forefront of early intervention services for deaf children who are starting to surpass their hearing peers in the development of speech, vocabulary and language skills.
    The study – Sound Outcomes: First Voice speech

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