Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone who calls Australia home. Holy Cross College is blessed with a rich heritage of different cultures from around the world. To celebrate this diversity, the staff and student Inter-relationship team are holding a multi-cultural festival on Monday 15 March 2021.
HARMONY DAY PARADE
Clothing is a way that we can celebrate our diverse community. As a way of showing support for Harmony Day, students are encouraged to come to school dressed in traditional cultural costumes for the day (i.e. Dashiki’s, Sari, Agbada). They may also wear a traditional cultural top with College sports shorts and shoes. We can also celebrate our belonging through our involvement in community groups such as sports. Students may choose to wear a top that represents a sport or a plain orange shirt with College sports shorts and shoes. All students who dress to support Harmony Day must participate in the parade during HTG time. Students may choose to wear College uniform for the day with an orange ribbon which will be provided on the day. The College Standards for Uniform and Grooming on casual dress, jewellery and makeup will apply. Shorts, skirts, dresses, low-cut or skimpy tops, or clothing with inappropriate slogans or logos are not permitted.
LUNCHTIME FOOD FAIR
During the lunch break, a selection of food will be available for purchase from a range of countries for students to enjoy. If you would like any of the following items, please pre-order from the College Café. Alternatively, these foods will be available in the Café to purchase on the day. Utilise the QuickCliq system to pre-order items by Friday 12 March 2021:
Monday: BBQ Bacon and Egg Burger or Advocado and Salad Burger $5.00
Tuesday: Chicken Souvlaki Wrap with Tzatziki or Falafel Wrap with Hummus $5.00
Wednesday: Smokey Beef burger or Smokey Vegetable Burger with Feta Cheese $5.00
Thursday: Tandoori Chicken Burger or Masala Vegetarian Burger $5.00
Friday: Fish Burger or Tuna Pattie Burger $5.00
Junior School students will receive their order in their class as per normal lunch orders. Students in Middle and Senior School must collect their lunch order from the Café.
Stalls will be set up under the San Salvador Undercroft where students will experience an array of multicultural activities. Stalls will involve making crafts such as Japanese origami, Chinese paper lanterns, Greek olive wreath crowns, opportunities to play Jamaican and Iranian games, and much more. There will also be a showcase of cultural tunes.
PARENT ‘CULTURAL COFFEE CONVERSATION’
The parent Cultural Coffee and Conversation will occur with the College Wellbeing Team in the Café from 8:30am –10:30am. All parents are invited to attend for refreshments and a light morning tea. Coffee and Conversation is a great way to meet new parents and carers.
Mrs Christina Davini – Assistant Deputy Principal,
Ms Linley Waters – Assistant Principal, Junior School