What a fantastic Harmony Day we had this year. It was great to see so many of our students embracing their culture. Many of our students dressed up in their cultural dress or in orange (the colour of harmony). It was also wonderful to see the many foods of our many cultures at lunchtime. The students all participated in a parade of nations in a special assembly on Thursday morning. Some of the countries that were represented were: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, UK, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Italy, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Canada, USA, and Ethiopia.
After the parade, students were treated to a special interactive and engaging performance by Afro-Beat—an African Drumming band. This was an exciting highlight for our students provided free of charge. Due to COVID-19 density restrictions, we had P-2 in the first session and Grades 3-6 in the second session. From the photos you can see that they all had a fantastic time.
The format for our Harmony Day was quite successful. We altered the format a little so that all of our students had an opportunity to parade past the camera, where we were Zooming it live out to any parents who wanted to see it. At one stage, we had over 60 parents zooming in. Hopefully next year things will be back to normal and we will be able to have our parents on site to see the Harmony Day parade.
You can view more photos from Harmony day here: