“I heard so many wonderful stories from proud Australians whose heritage meant so much to them,” Ms Duma said.
“Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.”
IGS will celebrate Harmony Day at IGS on Tuesday 19 March. Various classes are preparing special activities for students to participate in, highlighting their acknowledgement of the event.
The Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
“What made this celebration special for me was to see one of our new Year 7 students who was singing in the combined Children’s Choir on the night,” Ms Duma said.
When Ms Duma asked the student if she is enjoying her time at IGS she responded with, “I have found my tribe at IGS”.
“That is something I will never forget,” Ms Duma said.
As our community remembers and honours founding Principal Professor Reg St Leon OAM, we give thanks for the motto he established for our School – Unity Through Diversity.