DANCERS from Tonga, Rwanda, Sudan and indigenous performers from Stradbroke Island provided a colourful evening of entertainment as part of Harmony Day celebrations at St Brendan’s Primary School, Moorooka, on Brisbane’s southside.
The school’s Building Stronger Partnerships program, as well as an orientation kit for families from refugee and migrant backgrounds, were also launched at the event on March 22.
The event was one of many celebrated across Australia by schools and organisations as part of the Australian Government’s Living in Harmony program.
St Brendan’s Living in Harmony program organiser Mandy Cox said it was encouraging that more than 90 per cent of school families attended the event.
Ms Cox said the school’s Building Stronger Partnerships program would also contribute to a strong sense of community at the school and in the broader community.
“The program includes weekly playgroups with interpreters to help non-English speaking parents, as well as cooking workshops run by Nutrition Australia,” she said.
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