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Harmony Day

March 22, 2024

Harmony Day is a wonderful celebration of colour, national pride and our multicultural society that is Chisholm and Australia. In Australia, we are blessed to be able to live in peace and harmony with our neighbour. The theme “Everyone Belongs” highlights the respect, acceptance and unity of our diverse cultures.

Our Harmony Day Assembly commenced with our Procession of National Flags that represent our Chisholm community, with the playing of the didgeridoo by Mr Ricks reminding us of the First Nations of this land. After Zara Consen sang a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem, our Harmony Prayer was read in several languages – Noongar, Italian, Vietnamese, French, Indonesian, Chinese and Hindi. The 2024 ACC Swimming Squad was later presented to the College by Senior Swim Captains, Lola Vecchio and Lucas Debono, and Junior Swim Captains, Lauren Kingston and Mitchell Palmer. The Assembly concluded with a raffle for all students in traditional dress, organised by the Social Justice Committee.

Our Head Girl, Josie Allen and Head Boy, Xavier Scott shared the significance of Harmony Day.

“Harmony Day is a day for everyone living in Australia, regardless of our backgrounds, to come together to appreciate and celebrate the kaleidoscope of cultures that enrich our lives. Almost half of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was. Our ancestors and families, many of whom journeyed to these shores seeking new beginnings, brought with them traditions, values and beliefs that have woven themselves into the vibrant fabric of Australian life.

Our school’s Patron, Caroline Chisholm, showed strength in her belief that we all belong, regardless of race or religion. She welcomed and cared for migrants arriving in Australia, providing them with whatever she could to make their start in their new home easier. We focus on the College Value of Compassion, where we have the chance to come together and celebrate a community in which everyone can feel welcomed, loved and included.”

Mrs Fiona Millimaci
Deputy Principal – Wellbeing

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