Camboon PS in Noranda launches new artwork for Harmony Day

Camboon Primary School in Noranda celebrated Harmony Week with a cultural dress parade and art installation launch. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d491692
Camboon Primary School in Noranda celebrated Harmony Week with a cultural dress parade and art installation launch. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d491692

A LOCAL artist drew inspiration from Camboon Primary School’s “multicultural nature” to create an artwork featuring 13 poles.

Hayley Welsh’s artwork at the Noranda school also has a paper plane that sends a message from the song, I am Australian.

The artwork was launched as part of the school’s Harmony Day celebrations on March 22.

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Other celebrations include a cultural dress parade and multicultural lunch.

Associate principal Tanya Dique said principal Janice Cuculoska, Principal, liaised with Western Power to have the poles donated in order to form a barrier between the carpark and oval.

“Once they were erected, staff were keen to see them used in some way to beautify the school,” she said.

L-R: Aminah Toska (8), Mihail Nikoloski (6), Tia katongo (8) and Yafet Fitsumberhan (11). Picture: David Baylis

Ms Dique said it was critical that the school fostered tolerance, respect and acceptance of all people.

“Camboon Primary School has a population of culturally and linguistically diverse students – more than 38 per cent of whom identify as being from a cultural background other than Australia, and speaking more than 27 different languages,” she said.

“When people have greater understanding, the other attributes come naturally, so providing a forum for students and families to share information about their cultures provides an avenue for all of these attributes.”

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