Mosman Park Primary School students celebrate Australian sign language

Mosman Park Primary School students celebrate Australian sign language

MOSMAN Park Primary School students participated in an Auslan afternoon on Wednesdayto celebrate Australian sign language and deaf culture.

The school shares its site with the Mosman Park School for Deaf Children, home to 21 students.

The deaf students hosted a whole school assembly for the first time and performed ‘Hall of Fame’ by The Script, signing the words as the song played.

Nessa Vlajkovic, who is deaf and blind and studies journalism at university, also gave a motivational speech to students to show being deaf or blind, or both in her case, doesn’t limit you in life.

Mosman Park School for Deaf Children Principal Monique Smith said the motivation behind the afternoon was giving the students a chance to step up and do something they could be proud of.

Jahmeel Yappo.

“It is a tradition that Auslan Day is celebrated, but we haven’t done it for a few years, so this is our first one for some time,” she said.

“It’s the first time they’ve been up on the stage performing in front of everyone.

“I hope they took away the fact that there’s always a way to achieve things, there’s always a way to succeed.”