What is Harmony Week?

It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.


Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.


Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

Why orange?

Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Australians can choose to wear something orange during Harmony Week to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.

How your family can get involved?


You can get involved by becoming involved in the following activities?

  • Taste of Harmony - explore other cultures foods
  • Attach a world map to the wall and ask the children where their name comes from. Pin their names to the relevant country on the map.
  • Get the children to stand up and dance to music from different parts of the world.
  • Have fun with exercises from around the world – for example, yoga stretches, tai chi, salsa dancing, jumping jacks and jogging on the spot. 
  • Create a Harmony Day hand tree: attach a simple image of a tree to the wall then trace each child’s hand on a piece of paper and cut it out. The children can decorate their hand and attach it to the top or base of the tree to symbolise togetherness and belonging.

Harrison W (PAH) has been applying his Friendology knowledge and was being an upstander in the playground. The prep teachers are very proud of him. 

Daniel P (56P) offers everyday to put the class tubs out in the hallway for the office staff. He uses such wonderful manners. Thanks Daniel.

Jessie T (56P) showed kindness by helping a students when they were injured. Thanks Jessie for being compassionate and kind towards your peers. 

  • Caleb T in PNM showed responsibility this week by showing his peers where to line up for class as the location to line up had changed due to the new shade sails going up. Well done Caleb.