Dear Parents and Carers
Harmony Week officially runs from 15 -21 March this year. Harmony Week includes 21 March, which is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Harmony Week in Australia celebrates our nation’s multiculturalism, and highlights the importance of inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values. As previously advised via email 9 March, we will formally celebrate Harmony Week with two assemblies: Pre-Primary – Year 2 on the 19 March and Year 3-6 on the 26 March.
Miss Stewart’s class (2S) will host this Friday’s assembly for students in Pre-Primary to Year 2. We would love the PP-2 children to wear ‘something’ orange. This may be a shirt, socks, a cap, a scrunchie etc. For the time being, while the 2 square metre rule for adults remains in place, we ask that only parents of the hosting class and parents of those children receiving a merit certificate attend.
Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.
Next Friday, 26 March, Mrs H’s Year 3 class will be hosting the Harmony Day assembly for Years 3-6. On Friday 26 March, students in Years 3-6 are encouraged to wear something orange. Assuming that Phase 4 restrictions are still in place on Friday week, we ask again that only parents of the hosting class and parents of those children receiving a merit certificate attend. Thanks for your understanding.