Harmony Day started twenty years ago so it is about time TPS celebrated this day which has been created to acknowledge Australia’s rich cultural diversity. Following on from the cultural survey we conducted last year we know that there are over 20 languages spoken within our school community! This day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
This year TPS will celebrate Harmony Day on Friday 20 March.
We encourage everyone (yes parents and grandparents too!) to dress in an outfit that best reflects their culture and country and come to school to be part of a special ‘Parade of Costumes and Colour’ in the morning shortly after school start.
As part of this special celebration, Bill Floratis (Sascha and Dimitri’s dad) will play the Greek Bazooki and Geoff Nguyen (Minh’s dad) will talk of his early years in Australia from native Vietnam.
There will be a coffee cart in the school grounds from 8.30-9.30am serving free coffee!
NOTES: If you don’t wish to dress up but want to celebrate our cultural diversity, please wear something orange. For those who identify as Australian, you could wear the sporting colours of green and yellow, a swaggies corked hat, or something which reflects Australian culture and country.
If any parents or grandparents have a story to share, a tale to read, a game to play or a musical instrument to play to your child’s class, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible so you could add to the classroom celebrations of Harmony Day.
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