Southlands Australian Christian College holds own Harmony Parade in celebration of diversity

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Australian Christian College held its annual Harmony Week Parade this year in celebration of its diverse nature and community.

The parade is the third celebration since the COVID disruption in 2020.

Children from the primary and secondary school dressed to the nines in traditional clothing, displaying their culture and heritage proudly.

Traditional Thai, Chinese, European, and African dress was on show at the parade, with some children paying tribute to their Aussie roots.

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Some classes also held activities that allowed the children to share their family heritage and other activities that looked at global cuisine.

Students weren’t the only ones getting dressed up, with teachers joining in on the fun and sharing their own cultural background.

“All of our primary school teachers got dressed up for the day, they love getting involved,” principal David Ramsay said.

“One of our teachers shared with me that in the preparation for Harmony Day, it gives families a great opportunity to discuss their heritage.

“And then having discussed the traditions and the different family trades, they get to share that with the students and get to explore that as families.”

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