21 March is Harmony Day
Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.
The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone.
Since 1999, more than 70,000 Harmony Day events have been held in childcare centres, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia.
Our Harmony Day celebration began with an assembly at the hall after lunch. The leaders of our school spoke to us about the importance of Harmony Day. It was great to listen to Blake speak to us about his Indigenous heritage, followed by an Indigenous dance by Jemma and Dakota. Everyone sang and clapped along to the song ‘Everybody Belongs.’ It was also great to see everyone get involved in the Bollywood Dancing. Congratulations to ‘white team’ who won!
After assembly all students participated in a weaving activity – ‘1 Million Stars Against Violence’ Students had to watch a video and follow the instructions closely! They worked collaboratively with their peers and in the end made some wonderful stars that we will be sending to Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games.
Thanks Mrs Maelasi for organising the day!