Today we celebrate Harmony Day at Victor Harbor High School, one day early from the nationally recognised date to ensure that our First Nation Students could be involved. Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, promoting inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.
Here are a few snaps of our International Exchange Students whipping up some delicious treats from their homelands and from our First Nation Students we were treated to mini kangaroo burgers!
On the menu today for tasting during lunch was:
- Mini Kangaroo Burgers
- Brazilian Lemonade
- California Rolls from Japan
- Black Forrest Cake from Germany
- Pretzels from Germany
In addition to cultural food offerings, students participated in henna tattoo art, an artistic cultural pledge mural, and cultural face mask crafting throughout lunch break. Mentor Teachers have provided platforms for discussion around multiculturalism, inclusiveness and respect and the day has been well received by all students who have participated in activities.
We encourage all families to continue the discussion at home, perhaps researching family ancestry to explore the cultural diversity that each family possesses.
Happy Harmony Day!