Chisholm Catholic College embraces diversity on Harmony Day

Chisholm Catholic College embraces diversity on Harmony Day
Chisholm Catholic College embraces diversity on Harmony Day

CHISHOLM Catholic College embraced its 45 different cultures through traditional dress and flags as part of annual Harmony Day celebrations today.

Students volunteered to bear flags of their traditional heritage during an assembly this morning.

Each student who wore cultural dress of their family, orange clothing or free dress donated a gold coin towards Caritas’s Project Compassion.

The day coincided with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Deputy principal Nicole Huggins said the college promoted Harmony Day’s national message of ‘everyone belongs’.

“We have got 45 cultures represented today in traditional dress and carrying the flag of their traditional heritage which is great,” she said.

“It is just a day to recognise mutual respect and harmony as a school community but also to spread that message wider.”

Harmony Week runs from March 15 to 21.