St Mary’s celebrate Harmony Day

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INCLUSION: (Back from left) Ella McMasters, Helen Li, Schuylar Reeve, Gemma Corcoran, Gahna Singh, Ben McMasters, Siena Hagens, Noah Robb (front) Daisy Howell, Michael Gallow and Sam Muraca got dressed up for Harmony Day.

STUDENTS at St Mary’s Primary School celebrated Harmony Day on Wednesday with a range of multicultural activities recognising the diverse cultural backgrounds within the community.

Students were encouraged to dress up and learn more about their chosen countries.

“This day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone,” St Mary’s teacher, and Maria Rinaldi said.

Students took part in multi-aged groups where they worked together to create an art piece chosen from different countries.

This year the focus was on Spain, Holland and China with senior students relaying information they had learned about each of the countries to the rest of their peers at an assembly.

The students also ate a shared lunch with fried rice, nachos and Dutch pancakes on the menu to celebrate the different cultures.

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