Tarago was filled with excitement as students celebrated multicultural Australia today. Students, teachers and parents celebrated Harmony Day at Tarago Public School on March 16.
Students enjoyed a presentation by the Goulburn Mulwaree Council on the benefits of composting before they sampled a variety of fun activities. Proud parents joined the fun as they were shown around the school by their little ones.
Kids dressed up in the colour orange to mark Harmony Day. The colour brought out the Wests Tigers supporters with several footy-loving students dressed in merchandise.
Tarago Public School principal Michelle Jones said Harmony Day was a time to celebrate Australia's multiculturalism.
"Australia is a vibrant and multicultural country - from the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world," she said.
"The students participated in a variety of Harmony day activities including creating art works displaying their thoughts on Harmony Day to listening to stories about other children who have come to Australia from overseas.
"The students also performed new songs from Africa and then had a picnic with their families and a soccer game."
The day was part of Harmony Week which runs between March 15 and 21 annually. The week is a NSW Government initiative designed to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the integration of migrants into our community. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core values.
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