Beyond Sound - Alumni Club

Alumni Club for graduates of The Shepherd Centre


To continue to engage with all Shepherd Centre alumni beyond graduation by providing mutual support, community activities, ongoing improved outcomes, networking and professional development opportunities.

We continue to support past families and students so that we can provide even more opportunities to all of our amazing graduates, as well as encourage ongoing involvement in our activities. We are, most importantly, a family centred service and believe that all past students will always be part of our “family”.

Alumni Club members enjoy a range of benefits including regular newsletters, updates and the opportunity to participate in exclusive Shepherd Centre Alumni events and personal development activities.

No joining fee.

The Shepherd Centre Alumni Club currently offers the following opportunities:

Reunions and reconnections
Fun networking, social events, a choir and online community groups for past graduates and their families

Understanding what’s ahead and how to be your best with real life mentors

Public Speaking coaching and opportunities
Speaking and presentations skills and events for children/young people with hearing loss

Work Experience
Corporate supporter program for work experience placements

Community and Volunteering Activities
Fun activities to help raise awareness and funds with other past graduates, families and staff

School Stages Insights
Tips and tricks for succeeding at school, TAFE, University and beyond

Special Interest talks
Past graduate speaker series and technical updates

Scholarship Program
Alumni of the Year and ambassador opportunities

Regular newsletters and social media communication on Alumni activity

To register your interest in membership, or for more information about our Alumni Club, please fill out the form below or contact our Alumni Manager at [email protected].

Who should join?

Any past graduate of The Shepherd Centre with hearing loss whether age 5 or 50+
Parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members and past staff welcome to participate.

About the Alumni Manager

Sharlene Dadd is a past parent of The Shepherd Centre as her first child, Marcus was born profoundly deaf in 1999. The Dadd family are so grateful for the programs offered by The Shepherd Centre to allow Marcus to learn to hear, speak, attend mainstream school and reach his full potential in life.

With a BA from Sydney University and an extensive background in corporate sales and marketing in business tourism and the food/wine sector, Sharlene returned to The Shepherd Centre in 2014 to work on funding application submissions and now manages the Alumni and Legacy programs.


Corporate Supporters

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You can fill out our Membership Form pdf or complete the online Membership Form below.

Membership Form

I’d like to join Beyond Sound which entitles me to receive regular newsletters, updates and the opportunity to participate in exclusive Shepherd Centre Alumni events and personal development opportunities. 

 Shepherd Centre School Aged Programs Reunions Mentoring Work experience Community fundraising events Volunteering Public speaking Special interest talks Technical updates Online community groups other

Please complete the form above, or contact:
Joanne Rogers
[email protected]
The Shepherd Centre
146 Burren St, Newtown NSW 2042
P: 61 2 9370 4457