HARMONY DAY: Churchlands Primary School creates Harmony Wings

Churchlands PS teacher Sasha Key with Pre-Primary kids for Harmony Day Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d491812
Churchlands PS teacher Sasha Key with Pre-Primary kids for Harmony Day Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d491812

CHURCHLANDS Primary School revealed a new mural created by its 533 students, 28 classroom teachers, 12 education assistants, seven specialists, six administration staff, a library officer, cleaners, canteen helpers, a school psychologist and chaplain, P&C, a gardener and coffee van barista on Harmony Day.

Each member of the school community decorated a paper feather that was added to the artwork named ‘Harmony Wings’ at the Floreat school.

About 90 Churchlands PS students receive English as an Additional Language or Dialect-English as a Second Language support at the school and speak Mandarin, Chinese, Serbian, Arabic, Farsi, Gujarati, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Japanese, Bhutanese, Urdu, Spanish or Bengali at home.

English as an Additional Language specialist Sasha Key said 46 per cent of students at Churchlands PS spoke a language other than English.

Harmony Day is a fantastic opportunity for our school to celebrate our rich and diverse cultural community, as well as sharing our stories of how we are all different but united,” she said.

“The Harmony Wings mural is a powerful and positive representation of our collaborative spirit.

“One feather alone can’t fly, but together our wings soar.”