Rosella won grant for communications equipment

WINNERS: Rosella Park School teacher Nick Drover and principal Kate Russ accept a community grant awarded by Commonwealth Bank’s Tania Wax and David George, with students Cassidy Ashworth, Shontae Dennis, Shaun Baglin and Robbie Huddleston.
WINNERS: Rosella Park School teacher Nick Drover and principal Kate Russ accept a community grant awarded by Commonwealth Bank’s Tania Wax and David George, with students Cassidy Ashworth, Shontae Dennis, Shaun Baglin and Robbie Huddleston. Luka Kauzlaric

STUDENTS at Rosella Park School will have a new world opened to them after the school won a $9700 grant for communications equipment.

The funds, from the Commonwealth Bank, will be used as part of the We Have Voices Too program.

Many of the students have limited or no standard speech ability, and need to develop their own individual means of communication.

Teacher Nick Drover and principal Kate Russ accepted the cheque at the school on Friday.

Mr Drover said the school curriculum would be more accessible to students through the use of switches, movement and other techniques.

He said he was humbled by the work his students had ahead.

"We can talk; it's easy for us to get out in the community and do stuff. But for these guys it's not so easy," he said.

Commonwealth Bank's Tania Wax and David George were delighted to support the local group, the first one in three years to be awarded locally.

"We hope to see more local organisations who support health and well-being of our youth put forward nominations," Ms Wax said.