The VCD community values of Learning, Resilience, Respect, Responsibility and Pride underpin an innovative curriculum that challenges and excites all learners so that they acquire the skills and knowledge to achieve their personal best, personally, academically and as members of three Deaf, Hard of hearing and hearing communities.
Our Guiding Principles
The College is committed to a bilingual philosophy of teaching through Auslan and English as the second language. It is committed to the development of intellectual, academic and social learning to foster independence and individuality. This is achieved through the framework of AusVELS; the Foundation (prep) to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.
Positive interpersonal relationships are developed between students, teachers and parents. A student well-being coordinator provides support to students, staff and parents as well as personal development programs for students. A psychologist is employed at the school one day per week. Students have access to a range of support services are effectively used to improve student-learning outcomes and facilitate home-school communication links.