Students from Years 2-6 have been learning about Harmony Day which is celebrated on 21 March every year. It is a day to celebrate our culturally diverse society. In school we celebrate inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for all Australians from the traditional owners of the land to those who have come from countries around the world.

To live harmoniously in Australia, it is essential that we ensure that everyone from different backgrounds is made to feel equal and involved, and is treated with fairness and respect. Some people might look or dress differently from you. Learning more about the cultures and customs of those around you will help you to better understand these differences. Remember, differences are not a bad thing. They are what make us unique and special.

Year 6 Rust presented a Harmony Day themed assembly last week, dressing up in cultural clothes from around the world. Primary also had a Harmony Day poster competition. Several entries were selected to go forward to a NSW and ACT competition. These results will not be available until later in the year.

By Mrs Mary Falvey

6R Class teacher and Y2-6 Curriculum Coordinator