8 April 2022
Every year, our College looks forward to celebrating Harmony Week which is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.
We are extremely proud of the cultural diversity in our College and Harmony Week is a great time each year to share this with each other through activities, presentations, the wearing of cultural dress or the colour orange which is the colour that represents Harmony Week.
Celebrations in the AC Campus Primary School began with greetings in 16 languages at assembly and five students entertained us with an energetic Indian cultural dance. So many of our students dressed in national dress of their family’s cultural background, while others dressed in orange – the colour and the pride was delightful to see. Back in the classroom, students learned more about the home cultures of some of their friends, as parents shared aspects of their culture, including language, history, arts, traditions and celebrations. A big thank you to the parents involved - it was wonderful to have them share their time, knowledge and skills with the students.
Classes lined their free dress day ‘loose change’ coins along the Village Green, eager to see which class could make the longest line – well done to the winners, 5JH! The coins were packed away just in time for the lunchtime World Music event, where students were able to dance their way through lunchtime.
At our SJ Campus, Year 3s dressed up in orange to celebrate the Week, as part of their broader inquiry unit of ‘Let’s Celebrate’, where the students are learning about different celebrations. Students across all year levels also enjoyed participating in various activities to celebrate our diversity.