Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Council given more planning powers
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Lormier St towers get full makeover from Docklands’ “Foyer Queen”
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
Read more >>

Chinese

政府资助 受创商家
Read more >>

Critic

A vote for uncertainty
Read more >>

Owners' Corporation Management

Performance-based alternative solutions the key to cheaper cladding replacement costs
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Managing aches and pains
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Here’s an idea …
Read more >>

History

A view to a hill (with an explosive secret)
Read more >>

Housing All Australians

Housing All Australians – a new paradigm
Read more >>

Business Image

Business

Docklands Dental Studio becomes an industry leader
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

VCAT declares that committees have the power to terminate an OC manager
Read more >>

Maritime

Celebrating our Enterprize
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Ty the adorable rescue
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Finally, vertical villages are on government’s radar – but is the focus right?
Read more >>

Precinct Perspectives

Explore public art in Batman’s Hill
Read more >>

State MP

After COVID-19: do we want to go back to “normal”?
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

Sustainability

How fast is fast fashion?
Read more >>

The District

Your local delicatessen has arrived!
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Stage 3 lockdown fines for short-stays
Read more >>

Abby's Angle  Image

Abby's Angle

Getting through lockdown 2.0
Read more >>

Editions
August 09 Edition Cover

Award for Gowrie’s Docklands centre

03 Aug 2010

Gowrie Victoria was awarded a Vision Australia 2010 “Making a Difference Award” for its Victoria Harbour childcare centre in May.

Gowrie Victoria was honoured with the award, which recognises outstanding support for blind or low vision people, for The Harbour Family and Children’s Centre’s work with Vision Australia client, Micah.

In presenting the award, Vision Australia said the Harbour Family and Children’s Centre had gone the extra mile to ensure that Micah had felt welcomed at their centre.

“They have adapted toys and equipment and ensured that all staff have received specialist training about how to communicate effectively with someone who is blind or has low vision. They are doing everything possible to ensure that Micah has everything he needs to be able to fully participate in the centre,” Vision Australia said.

Gowrie Victoria’s assistant manager - children’s program, Nicole Brunhierl, accepted the award and said she was thrilled that the team had been recognised for work undertaken to ensure they were inclusive.

Ms Brunhierl said the centre’s educators had changed the way they taught, to accommodate partially blind, two-year-old Micah.

The centre worked closely with Vision Australia to learn how to accommodate and encourage Micah to learn. Staff use high contrast materials in the playground and have adapted the way they use their voices and bodies to communicate.

Reflecting on the award Ms Brunhierl said: “When we take extra time to train educators and support inclusion, we don’t do it for accolades. We do it because we believe that every child has the right to high quality care and education.”

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.