Karratha SHS celebrates multiculturalism on Harmony Day

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Karratha Senior High School year coordinators Cathryn Cutfield, Jane Power and Natasha Senasinghe celebrate Harmony Day.
Camera IconKarratha Senior High School year coordinators Cathryn Cutfield, Jane Power and Natasha Senasinghe celebrate Harmony Day. Credit: Shannon Beattie

Students and teachers at Karratha Senior High School came together for Harmony Day last week and made a big song and dance to celebrate everything that makes different people special.

Harmony Day is celebrated nationwide and a way of recognising the cultural diversity in Australia.

KSHS year coordinator Ebony Morrison said it was about recognising all of the cultures in the school and making students aware Australia is a very multicultural place.

“So many people call Karratha home, so it’s really important that we make everyone feel welcome,” she said.

“People need to understand that others might not be born in Australia but this is their home and everyone should be accepted.”

On Thursday, the school sang I Am Australian at recess, decorated a Harmony Day tree with fingerprints, did quizzes on flags, and some teachers and students did a dance at lunch.

“Karratha is such a transient place, people often come and go and they often have a complete different background,” Ms Morrison said.

“But getting to know them and understand where they’re from helps us all to build stronger connections and relationships.”

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