What is Harmony Week?
Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. East Kenwick PS celebrates it every year and this year is no different. We have chosen Wednesday 23rd March to Dress up for Harmony Day.
Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world.
Our School Community
Our school community comprises of 385 students from approximately 254 families and welcomes a diverse multicultural cohort. We are proud of our community and the wonderful students we attract, which includes 19% Indigenous and 51.5% Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE).
Harmony Day is traditionally one of the school’s major events, with the shared community picnic a popular and much loved occasion. Whilst we are unable to host Harmony Day in our usual style this year, it will still be a day of celebration for our staff and students.
Dress up for Harmony Week – 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.
East Kenwick Primary has chosen Wednesday 23rd March 2022 to Dress up for Harmony. Students and staff can choose to wear cultural clothing or an item of orange to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.
To find out more about Harmony Week go to https://www.harmony.gov.au/