Everybody belongs theme at Tapping PS Harmony Day

Year 2 students Fiona Huynh, Sophia Zeng, Shanice Galos and Eva Galos. Pictures: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d491839
Year 2 students Fiona Huynh, Sophia Zeng, Shanice Galos and Eva Galos. Pictures: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d491839

HARMONY Day was a celebration of all Australians’ cultural identities at Tapping Primary School yesterday.

The school held a special assembly on March 21, with Year 3 and 4 students singing a greeting song in Bahasa Indonesia.

Principal Bill Boylan and Cowan MHR Anne Aly spoke during the assembly and Year 6 students did a zumba dance.

A colourful cultural parade followed, with children from each class showcasing their national dress while sashaying to groovy music.

Year 2 students Sabrina Mohamad and Siena Singleton.

Students came dressed in national costumes from Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Scotland, Ireland and England as well as Australia.

“The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’,” Mr Boylan said.

Year 6 twins Anson and Alson Veliyathukudy.

“Harmony Day gives our students a better understanding of inclusiveness, respect, community participation and a sense of belonging for everyone.

“Tapping Primary School is itself a melting pot of culture as we have children whose parents originate from over 45 countries.

“Harmony celebrations provide a wonderful opportunity for students to truly understand the meaning of Harmony Day and to celebrate the different cultures that make Australia such a great place to live.”

Celebrations culminated in an international food festival lunch prepared by parents and children were encouraged to try foods from different countries, especially those they had never tasted before.

Visit www.harmony.gov.au for more information.

Year 4 students Sam McCulloch and Emma Schneeberger.