On Tuesday 21st March, Girrawheen Senior High School celebrated Harmony Day.
Our school is fortunate enough to be made up of a diverse student population, where on a daily basis we see belonging and acceptance in the classroom and school yard. Harmony Day this year was no different.
Students were encouraged to attend school wearing cultural dress from which their family is a part of or came from. Students could also dress in orange in support of “harmonious communication”. The day began with activities organised by Student Council which including a flag hanging activity during Form period and cultural food sales during Lunch 1.
During Period 5, we had our first whole-school assembly for the year, which was opened by Isiah Gerbrat in Year 7 and Shamika Humphries in Year 8 giving an Acknowledgement of Country in both Noongar Language and Australian English. After the Co-Presidents and Principal’s Address, we were treated to some Harmony Day themed entertainment in the form of performances by talented Performing Arts Academy Drama students and Performing Arts Academy Dance and Unity Dance students. The performances were stellar and engaged the audience the entire time.
It was a very enjoyable day for staff and students, with a recurring theme of Respect, Acceptance and Belonging being spoken about throughout. Well done to all staff and students involved in showing us their cultural dress, organising activities, and speaking and performing at the assembly.