Harmony Day is all about celebrating the amazing cultures that make up our country. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world where 49% of Australians who were born overseas or have a parent who was. There are over 24 million people living in Australia who all contribute different customs, ideas, culture, languages to our country. Our cultural diversity is a great strength and brings with it a whole host of traditions, religions, languages and of course, food! This annual event promotes inclusiveness, respect, national pride and a sense of belonging for all.
At St Norbert College, we have over 40 different nationalities that make up our diverse community. We celebrate our diversity, from the traditional owners of this land to those who have travelled from countries all around the world to be here. In recognition of Harmony Day 2020, we will be holding our seventh annual Harmony Day Celebration this year.
On this day we will be acknowledging and embracing our multicultural identity as well as upholding the sense of belonging and respect for everyone that calls Australia home. On Wednesday 18 March 2020, the College will host a whole school Liturgical service, an International food fair and multicultural concert. Staff and students can purchase samples of food from various countries at their designated food stalls. Food tokens will be on sale a week before the event outside the Student Ministry Office during lunchtime. Each sample serve will be $1.
Students are allowed to wear their traditional dress to school on Harmony Day. We are looking forward to receiving food contributions for the International food fair from the College Community. An email will be sent next week asking for your generous contributions.
Mrs C Miranda (Harmony Day Coordinator)