Dear Auburn North,
On the 21st March, Auburn North PS celebrated the cultural diversity that makes our school so special.
This year we also celebrated receiving the Minister's Award for social harmony. The award is called the Cohesive Schools Community Award.
Special guests attended a very special assembly where the
choir sang a range of songs including 'Lean on Me' and the whole school came together to sing 'I Am Australian'.
The day continued with parents sharing a community morning tea where food from around the world was shared and conversation flowed in many languages. The special guests had an opportunity to visit Harmony House and see a parent group in action.
SBS radio interviewed some of the parents, students and staff at Auburn North about what Harmony Day means to them. To listen to this broadcast click below:
from about 30 minutes in)
Hi Auburn North,
Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March each year.
It's a day when all Australians celebrate our cultural diversity.
This year, the Harmony Day theme Sport- play, engage, inspire recognises the positive influence sport has in our multicultural country. Sport, whether you play, watch or volunteer, fosters a sense of belonging, acceptance and an understanding of other cultures.
At Auburn North, we celebrate Harmony Day by recognising parents, students and other members of our harmonious, cohesive
community at a special Harmony Day assembly.
Last year, talented students from Granville Boys sang, 'If You're Out There’. Click here to see them in action and review our 2011 award winners. I wonder who will be recognised this year. Perhaps it will be you?
Mrs Daujotis, our Schools as Community Centres Coordinator, is organising Harmony Day festivities this year and has sent through some links for you to use at home, or at school with your teacher.
They look amazing, so enjoy!
If you are interested in presenting a speech about what it means to live and learn in a harmonious community, please send me an email , post a message, or come and see me in the Library.