• Supporting our community during bushfire

    Supporting our community during bushfire 15 Jan 2020

    By Jim Hungerford, CEO of The Shepherd Centre

    The current bushfire season is unprecedented and continues to cause tremendous devastation across Australia.
    From myself and the whole team at The Shepherd Centre, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our emergency services community, those caring for our precious wildlife and any volunteers working

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  • Four ways The Shepherd Centre is supporting non-English speakers

    Four ways The Shepherd Centre is supporting non-English speakers 13 Jan 2020

    Do you speak a language other than English?
    At The Shepherd Centre, we are committed to supporting families from all cultural backgrounds.
    We understand that it may be difficult to understand our services if you are new to Australia or English is not your home language.
    Here are several ways The Shepherd Centre can support

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  • Dick & Pip Smith visit our Newtown Centre

    Dick & Pip Smith visit our Newtown Centre 16 Dec 2019

    Last Tuesday morning we enjoyed a special visit from philanthropists Dick Smith and his wife Pip at our Newtown centre.
    In 2018, Dick was awarded our Australian Father of the Year Award and earlier this year attended the ceremony for our 2019 Shepherd Centre Australian Father of the Year announcement. 
    Dick and Pip are strong supporters

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  • Graduate Gabriel is school-ready in both English and Portuguese

    Graduate Gabriel is school-ready in both English and Portuguese 13 Dec 2019

    A graduate from The Shepherd Centre Newtown is starting ‘big school’ with speaking and listening skills in both English and Portuguese. 
    Gabriel is one of three brothers all born profoundly deaf. Gabriel’s parents wanted to ensure their boys could understand Portuguese as well as English so they could communicate with relatives overseas and better understand

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  • A tale of a warrior princess and her magic ears

    A tale of a warrior princess and her magic ears 13 Dec 2019

     
    Each year at Graduation, parents of the graduating children are invited to speak.
    This year, parents of Olive O’Hagan, aged 5, delivered their speech in the form of a fairy tale, as their daughter loves princesses.
    Presented at the Macquarie Graduation ceremony held at Cochlear HQ, the speech shared Olive’s moving journey and it’s

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