North Balga Primary School celebrates diversity on Harmony Day

A Harmony Day display.
A Harmony Day display.

NORTH Balga Primary School deputy principal Jemima Tomlinson says the cultural diversity among students is the school’s strength.

There are more than 20 cultures at the school, with students speaking languages including Hindi, Indonesian, Sindhi, Pashto, Tagalog and Swahili.

Students presented an item from their chosen country at an assembly, shared lunch with parents and the community and created multicultural displays in classrooms, as part of Harmony Day celebrations yesterday.

Ms Tomlinson said the celebrations was a great opportunity to show students how the school appreciated their cultures.

“Parents brought in food from their culture and we had some amazing dishes ranging from kangaroo stew, baklava, Somalian biscuits and homemade spring rolls,” she said.

“The students loved learning about the different cultures and so many children were loving showing their friends foods from their culture and getting them to try the dishes.”

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