Congratulations to our staff and students who supported today’s Loud Shirt Day by wearing a sea of loud and colourful T-Shirts and accessaries today to support the fundraiser for The Shepherd Centre. This initiative helps support those families with children who experience hearing challenges, and it was wonderful to see our staff and students jump on board so quickly to show their support.
This is a most worthwhile cause close to our hearts, having supported our very own Mr Ellis’ son Dylan. Here is Mr Ellis’ story.
“The Shepherd Centre is an organisation who support children with hearing impairments, assisting them to listen to and learn, identify and recreate the sounds required for hearing and speech. These are two things that for most come naturally and can be taken for granted by those without a hearing impairment.
I have seen firsthand the amazing work the Shepherd Centre and their employees do, as my youngest son Dylan was born profoundly deaf, received bi-lateral cochlear implants when he was 8 months old and has been attending weekly audio verbal therapy sessions at the Shepherd Centre for the past 3 and half years. Dylan who is now 4 years old has developed his listening and speaking skills to where his main form of communication is now through speech.
This is the aim of the Shepherd Centre, to allow all children born with hearing impairments to have full access to sound and speech and the same opportunities as any other young child, such as attending and thriving at school.”
It was wonderful to see so many of our staff and students dressed up in loud and colourful t-shirts and accessaries today, digging deep to support Mr Ellis and The Shepard Foundation.
If you would like to further donate to Mr Ellis’ fundraiser, please visit the link: