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. Cultural diversity is one of Australia’s greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are. This is what makes Australia a great place to live!

Multicultural Australia is an integral part of our national identity. All people who migrate to Australia bring with them some of their own cultural and religious traditions, as well as taking on many new traditions. Collectively, these traditions have enriched our nation.

We celebrated Harmony Day at Skye Primary School and it was great to see our students dressed in their national costumes and in the colour of Harmony Day, orange!

The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, and we aimed to engage all of our students in a variety of activities focused on cultural respect and diversity, and to foster a sense of belonging in for everyone.