Harmony Week is a celebration held annually in March across Australia. It is aimed at promoting diversity, respect and inclusiveness. This event is an excellent opportunity for parents to teach their children about different cultures, traditions and customs. The goal is to encourage everyone to appreciate and celebrate differences and promote a sense of community and belonging for everyone. At Siena, we support students’ ability to express and enjoy their culture. We also acknowledge and appreciate the strengths of First Nations culture and its importance to the wellbeing and cultural safety of our First Nations students.
During Harmony Week, there are a number of events and activities held to bring people from different cultures together. These activities include multicultural food festivals, cultural performances, art exhibitions and workshops. Participating in these events in your local area helps individuals to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse communities that make up Australia.
As a parent, you can engage your children in discussions about multiculturalism and encouraging them to ask questions. Promoting the importance of a harmonious and inclusive society can help children grow up with a greater appreciation for the richness and diversity of Australia's cultural landscape. Several House Groups have been engaging in activities and discussions about Harmony Week and what it means for us during Wellness sessions.
This Special Report hopes to instil positive values and create an opportunity to start a conversation on understanding diversity and multiculturalism.
Click on this link to view the Special Report.