Students celebrate diversity
SANTA Clara Primary School has celebrated cultural diversity at its Harmony Day event.
Students filled the campus with colour and costumes to embrace ethnicity and diversity, and share aspects of their culture.
Pupils participated in a costume parade, got involved with yoga, bocce and art, and listened to traditional tales from around the world.
A shared morning tea allowed students to sample a range of cuisine from around the world and took part in a special assembly where classes demonstrated the cultural pursuits of a specific country.
Principal Richard Win Pe said he hoped students developed a greater appreciation and respect for each other’s cultural heritage.
“At Santa Clara, we recognise the inestimable value which all migrant students bring and we reject all forms of racism,” he said. “We honour and support Australians of whatever creed or culture and pledge to continue to work with them to advance Australia, with fairness.”
Udhav Sharma in front of Tiya Meemeea and Emily Lai, celebrating Harmony Day at Santa Clara PS. Picture: David Baylis