Last week the Primary Campus celebrated Harmony Week which provided us with an opportunity for our community to acknowledge and create awareness of the cultural diversity in the College. Students participated in a range of activities to develop an understanding of their own heritage and traditions along with those of their peers. Students were also able to build an awareness towards different cultures and share important aspects of their own cultures with classmates.
Harmony Week activities included:
- Wearing a splash of orange
- Lunch time ‘Cultural Food Picnic’
- Classical Indian dance performance
- Primary Campus Leaders reading “I’m Australian Too!” by Mem Fox
- Creating class books about our cultural diversity
- Lunch time SRC Harmony Day banners
- Silhouette activity – Families collaborated to decorate a silhouette with features of their cultural heritage (eg. traditional dress, colours of the flag, food etc)
- Researching different countries around the world and playing traditional games
- Harmony Week Liturgy
Harmony Week promotes inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. This aligns with our school mission and vision where ‘We are an inclusive and respectful community where each individual is known, valued and cared for’.
Miss Madeline Cole, Early Primary Coordinator and Mr Aaron Sayers, Primary Coordinator
PRIMARY RECYCLING DRIVE
Last week our Primary Youth Environmental Leaders ran their first recycling challenge for the year. The students collected a huge 422 old shoes as part of the Treadlightly School Recycling Drive. This is an amazing initiative which sees old shoes turned into gym mats, floors, and playgrounds. If you wish to recycle your own old shoes, you can find out more information by clicking here.
Mrs Robyn Palmer, Sustainability Support Officer