Students relish their diversity
CARLISLE Primary School celebrates diversity every day, and especially on Harmony Day.
Among the activities on March 21 was a parade where students dressed up in national costumes, danced and attempted a flashmob.
Principal Cameron Lindley said the event showcased the diverse community at the school.
“Our students come from upwards of 50 countries; the experience of inclusion and diversity is something they live,” he said. d467096
“We have 360 students but when you factor in family members, the school community is about 800 to 1000 people.
“During an assembly, we had anecdotes from adults from our English classes, which we have on campus, and they spoke about what Harmony Day meant to them.”
Mr Lindley said food played an important role during the day, with an international picnic held.
“The food was fantastic and it was brought in by families, which showed just how diverse we are here. We also had a master chef competition where each classroom made a dish from different cultures,” he said.
Students Leeshar Tuialii (New Zealand), Quer Unlayao (Philippines), Vinugi Sigera (Sri Lanka), Danyl Annan (Ghana) and Auritri Rahman (Bangladesh) celebrate.