Harmony Day

Monday 21 March was National harmony Day. Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common. The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.

There are some fascinating statistics about Australia’s diversity that can be good conversation starters. Did you know?

  • Around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was
  • 85 per cent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia
  • Apart from English the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish and Hindi
  • More than 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia
  • 92 per cent of Australians feel a great sense of belonging to our country?

During oratory classes on Monday all students will be learning more about harmony day and reflecting on how our school community lives the Harmony Day theme ‘everyone belongs’.

Find our more by visiting the website:

http://www.harmony.gov.au/

Nadia Knight
Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission