Coffs Harbour Public School Blog

Courtesy & Honour – Principal:Leonie Buehler


Harmony Day 2018

On Wednesday the 21st March our school was a sea of orange as we celebrated Harmony Day. Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, based on the successful integration of migrants into our community. 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.

Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Lots of our students and teachers chose to wear something orange to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.

Students were asked to bring a gold coin donation to support a good cause and we were able to raise $256.00. The money raised will be donated to UNICEF for:

  • 150 measles vaccines
  • 90 milk sachets (for newborns)
  • 300 anti-malarial tablets
  • 200 polio vaccines
  • 600 nutrient sachets

A big thank you to the whole school community for supporting Harmony Day and to Mrs Newton and her committee for putting on a wonderful celebration.


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