It’s Harmony Week this week in Australia, an opportunity to celebrate our cultural diversity, inclusiveness, respect and sense of belonging for everyone – values we emulate here at MIC.
This year is the 20th anniversary of Harmony Day which this year has been renamed Harmony Week and includes 21 March, the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Harmony Week is a time to celebrate multiculturalism, and the inclusion of all, where we are united by a set of core values. That ideal is certainly a great fit with our small-by-design, close-knit community here at MIC where intercultural understanding is a fundamental component of our College culture.
Today all involved in our Secondary College celebrated Harmony Week and the diverse cultural backgrounds of our school community with a shared lunch. Students brought a plate of food to share that reflects their cultural heritage and were also encouraged to dress in traditional clothing.
A good time was had by all with many different nations represented, from the Netherlands, to Russia, Canada, Spain, England, Ghana, Australia, New Zealand, China and many more. We look forward to sharing more Harmony Week activities over the coming days.