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Last week was Harmony Week. We spent the week teaching the children about multiculturalism, through artistic activities, encouraging the children to learn through creative expression.

We did art activities designed to encourage discussion about cultural diversity. The children made handprint paintings using the colour orange. Orange was chosen this year to represent harmony. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and the encouragement of mutual respect in all relationships. The children also had meditation and reflection time with Japanese music. The day offered the children the chance to dress up and share a special afternoon tea, with parents cooking up an assortment of cultural delicacies.

With all of Melbourne celebrating Harmony Week last week, it was a wonderful opportunity to explore the cultural diversity that exists in Australia.

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