Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook
'I came that they may have life, and have it to the full' John 10:10

Harmony Day 2022

Harmony Day was celebrated on 21 March 2022. It is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural nation. It encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA’s wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic, and ethnic diversity. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it. From the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world, our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Students came dressed in either traditional clothing, a shirt that represents a sport, or a plain orange shirt, and participated in a parade during extended House Tutor Group. The College CafĂ© served food from America, India, Greece, and Australia for students to enjoy. During lunch students joined in with stalls and activities.

These included chalk flag drawings, chatterbox making, Aboriginal craft, wellbeing based cultural activities and photo competitions. Students had an opportunity to take polaroid pictures placing the polaroids on a world map representing where their culture originates from.

Two wonderful students also performed a traditional dance, Eskista, from the Amhara region in Ethiopia, we are so blessed to have these rich cultural experience presented to the College by our own students.

Mrs Christina Davini

Deputy Principal, Inter-relationships