Holy Rosary Primary

Kaye Few

On Wednesday the 22nd November as part of the Holy Rosary Primary School weekly radio segment, year six student Jonothon Hart was accompanied by Miss Kaye to talk about and promote International Day of People with a disAbility.

Jono's aim was to raise the communities awareness of International Day of People with a disAbility which is celebrated on December 3rd each year. He did this with Miss Kaye's help.

This day gives Derby and other surrounding communities an opportunity to honour and celebrate the achievements of people with disAbilities.

We need to stop and think about people who have a disAbility and the challenges they face and how they tackle them.

Jono, along with a number of other children who attend Holy Rosary Primary School, have special needs. These children currently enjoy an inclusive educational environment that recognizes, values and provides effectively for student diversity.

Inclusive education is the process of bringing together children who live and learn together in the community they share under the one general educational umbrella.

We celebrate International Day of People with a DisAbility because:-

  • People with disAbilities are an important part of our community. They have made many contributions which we should celebrate.
  • We can think about the needs of people with disAbilities and the organizations which support them.
  • It is a way of uniting people with disAbilities and the wider community.
  • Everyone can celebrate either in a small way or at a larger community event.
  • We can ALL share in a 'Celebration of Ability'

To raise the awareness of people with disAbilities and the difficulties they face, you can register on line for some give away resources that include posters, stickers, temporary tattoos and balloons, by visiting the NICAN website at www.nican.com.au or www.facs.gov.au.

Let's knock the 'dis' out of disability and focus on the Ability.

Jonothon Hart and Miss Kaye live at 6DBY radio station

Jonothon Hart and Miss Kaye live at 6DBY radio station in Derby promoting 'International Day of People with a DisAbility.'