Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity and is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. To promote this, Ms. Causevic led learning with her Year 10 and 11 EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) and ISEC (Intensive Secondary English Course) students to create posters, share their culture and enjoy lots of different delicious food.
Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world – from the oldest continuous culture of our First Australians to the 49% of Australians who were born overseas. Our cultural diversity is a great strength and brings with it a whole host of traditions, religions, languages and of course, food! It helps us to do things in different ways, reduces discrimination and lets us accept differences.
We celebrated diversity and the amazing cultures we have here at Reynella East College, such as Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, German, South Korean, Pakistani, Philippines, Bosnian, and of course Australian!
Ms Causevic also shared her own personal journey, and some Bosnian food. You can watch her story here.
It was a great day, where the students and the international team had lots of fun learning about different cultures. Trying different food was the highlight of the day.
For more on Harmony Week, visit: https://www.harmony.gov.au/