Harmony Day 2019

Last year Casey Grammar School had its first Harmony Week. This year we took the opportunity to celebrate our school’s amazing diversity of culture again whilst also combining it with an acknowledgement of the National Day Against Bullying.

The week was full of special events and activities that students took part in, both in classes and as a wider community. Junior School had a performance where Year 5s and 6s played musical instruments and danced. We had a range of performances including Bollywood dancing, the Turkish National Anthem, a group of girls presenting ‘Give me a home among the gum trees’, the Australian National Anthem on the flute and a dance celebrating peace and harmony. Junior School also enjoyed sharing Harmony Week lunch together with students bringing different dishes to share. One thing is for sure, no one went hungry on Friday! Our Senior School students had cultural lunch options provided by Matt and Rosie Blake of Bazil’s Catering as well as having a Harmony Week Assembly where a representation of different languages was shown through the Welcome. We also enjoyed hearing Jasmine and Connor share about the importance of the event on a personal level.

To conclude the week, approximately 350 Senior students spent their lunchtime supporting the Senior performance where they were treated to Casey Grammar’s own rock band ‘The Exports’, an Irish Reel, traditional Samoan dancing, music by Australian artist Sia as well as Bollywood dancing and an acoustic rendition of a famous Bollywood song. It was a real moment of pride to see the standard of performance and the supportive nature of the large crowd of students and staff who came to watch. The week finished full of colour with students dressing up for a gold coin in support of three worthy causes; the Red Cross, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

Thanks to all the students and staff who helped to make the week such a positive one.