December 3rd 2020 – International Day of People with Disability

December 3 is the United Nations’ International Day for People with Disability (IDPwD), a day to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.


More than 4 million Australians live with a disability and they all have a story to tell.

At Forest Hill College we are proud of our dedicated Deaf Facility.

Deaf Education at Forest Hill College caters for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students within a mainstream setting. Our ‘high support/high expectations’ philosophy allows all of our students to achieve their personal best within a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Providing deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students with the opportunity to achieve within a supportive and challenging environment, we employ specialist Teachers of the Deaf, Auslan educational interpreters and in-class live Captioners along with Speech and Language specialists. All classrooms are fitted with Soundfield systems allowing maximum listening for all students.

The school library is a place to celebrate stories, so visit the library homepage (using the FHC Library link on Compass) for a selection of the books you can borrow from the school library that show how just how people who live with a disability can not just live, but thrive!

Or, follow the library on Instagram (@fhclibrary) for a selection of books that celebrate people living with disability.

Read more about IDPwD on the IDPwD LearnPath page.



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