Schools Celebrate Harmony Week

Harmony Week has been an eventful time across our Schools, with many students switching out their regular uniforms for something a little more… orange.

Harmony Week recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds.

It’s a time to celebrate our rich multicultural landscape with over 70 Indigenous languages being spoken, and 49% of the population being born overseas or with immigrant heritage.

As one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, this is a perfect opportunity to educate children about the importance of the social and cultural diversity that constitutes Australia’s fabric and milieu.

The students at St Joseph’s Primary School, Merewether spent the week delving into lessons that highlighted the beauty of diversity. To end the week of celebrations, the School conducted a Liturgy where students shared their newfound knowledge and personal reflections on the week that was.

Students at St Patrick’s Primary School, Wallsend put on a Bollywood display as they celebrated cultural diversity through song and dance.

It was a sea of Orange as Our Lady of Victories Primary School, Shortland celebrated Harmony Day with a liturgy followed by a food tasting representing the flavors of the world.

St James' Primary School, Kotara South celebrated cultural diversity and Harmony Day as a community, by coming together for a liturgy, sharing a range of international foods, then making and flying kites in the afternoon. Children from families with Dutch, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Korean and French backgrounds, opened the liturgy by introducing themselves and welcoming the audience in another language.

To view the NBN Coverage of Harmony Day at St Patrick’s visit

To learn more about Harmony Week, visit

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