Beyond Sound - Alumni Club

 

Vision

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.

The Shepherd Centre Alumni Club currently offers the following opportunities:

Alumni recognition events:

This year we are holding our inaugural Alumni Achiever Awards in June, click here to find out more.

Community and Volunteering Activities 
Fun activities to help raise awareness and funds with other past graduates, families and staff. Activities include fun run participation, Loud Shirt Day and many more – click here to read about how you can get involved. 

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

Mentoring
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

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 ambassador opportunities

Communication
Regular newsletters and social media updates

To register your interest in membership, or for more information about our Alumni Club, please fill out the form below or contact [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

The Alumni Club was started by Sharlene Dadd, who is a past parent of The Shepherd Centre. 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. Sharlene worked at The Shepherd Centre between 2014 to 2018 during which time she set up this great program to provide resources and share information with alumni of The Shepherd Centre.

Elly Unicomb from the Fundraising team, and a past graduate, now looks after the alumni club and can be contacted for any enquiries.

Corporate Supporters

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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. 

Graduate full name*

Parent full name (if graduate under 18)

Contact number*

Email address*

Postal address*

Date of birth

Year of Shepherd Centre Graduation*

School Attending/Attended*

Social media user (please pick as many that apply)*
 Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Youtube N/A Other

Areas of Interest*  Shepherd Centre School Aged Programs Reunions Mentoring Work experience Closed Facebook 'Beyond Sound' group Community fundraising events Volunteering Public speaking Special interest talks Technical updates Other

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