RMS classes celebrated Harmony Day with a variety of activities centred on the theme “Everyone Belongs.” Children wore orange or their national costume. Some nationalities represented include Mexican, Spanish, Maori, Irish, Iranian, South African, Ukrainian, Dutch, Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian, Australian, Pakistani, Brazilian, Philipino, and English. The Rockingham site was also treated to a display of dancing from the Cook Islands. Some families currently in isolation also celebrated (thanks for the photos).
Since 1999, Harmony Day has been a celebration of Australian multiculturalism and the contribution migrants make to all our communities. Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all. In “The Education of Human Potential,” Maria Montessori wrote, “We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” Harmony Day is an opportunity to celebrate our cultural differences and honour the way those differences make our lives richer.