About Dot Power

Dot Power is a program for young children whose primary reading medium is braille.

Based around the Expanded Core Curriculum, Dot Power is designed to encourage students to get as much braille under their fingers as is possible in one day!

Eligible Victorian students from 4 years old (pre-school) to Year 3 are invited to participate in the SVRC Dot Power Program.

Each Dot Power day features a theme: a postman delivering letters, a mother bird feeding its babies, pizza-making, braille music, the Paralympics etc. 1:1 assistance is provided as required.

Dot Power is also an extremely valuable learning opportunity for family members, ES staff and teachers to find out how best to include students who are blind in educational activities.

Dates for Dot Power in 2019

Term 1

26 March

Term 2

4 June – for children in Year 1 to 3

18 June – for children pre-school and Foundation (prep)

Term 3

27 August – for children in Year 1 to 3

10 September – for children pre-school and Foundation (prep)

Term 4

12 November – for children in Year 1 to 3

19 November – for children pre-school and Foundation (prep)

Please note: Dot Power days and all the materials for them are very carefully prepared for the children that we know are coming. We definitely need RSVPs from families, and staff who are intending to come to any of these days.

Listen to the Dot Power songs

Downloadable programs including the outline and aims for previous Dot Power days, with supporting braille and print resources are available in the Dot Power Archive.

If you’d like more information about Dot Power, please feel free to contact us.