Harmony lunch has a multicultural flavour

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Students from St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Brunswick shared a special multicultural lunch for Harmony Day on Wednesday.

Over the past few weeks the students learnt about the culture and languages of countries throughout Asia in the lead-up to the event.

Each year group chose to learn about a different culture, with the students learning about India, China, Japan and the Philippines.

Joey Coxson, 8, Molly Morehouse, 7, and Tyson Jones, 8, enjoy eating some Sushi.
Camera IconJoey Coxson, 8, Molly Morehouse, 7, and Tyson Jones, 8, enjoy eating some Sushi. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey

There were special decorations and information boards and each class prepared a traditional dish from their chosen country.

Speaking at the school’s Harmony Day lunch, principal Phil Rossiter spoke about sharing common ideas across all cultures.

Riann, 8, and Christina Velasco, and Annie and Brient, 8, Balbutin, serve up some tasty spring rolls.
Camera IconRiann, 8, and Christina Velasco, and Annie and Brient, 8, Balbutin, serve up some tasty spring rolls. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey Reporter

“It doesn’t matter what someone’s religion, colour or culture is, we all belong,” he said.

“We all have different clothes, beliefs, stories and food, but we should all always live in harmony.”

More pictures from the event:

Year 3-4 teacher Sally Greenwood, Year 1-2 teacher Elaina Palazzolo, and school principal Phil Rossiter serve up some sushi.
Camera IconYear 3-4 teacher Sally Greenwood, Year 1-2 teacher Elaina Palazzolo, and school principal Phil Rossiter serve up some sushi. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey
Dylan Baker, 9, Deakin Rossiter, 10, school head boy Luke Staple, 11, and Georgia Franklin, 10, serve up some butter chicken curry to Bill Battan, 10.
Camera IconDylan Baker, 9, Deakin Rossiter, 10, school head boy Luke Staple, 11, and Georgia Franklin, 10, serve up some butter chicken curry to Bill Battan, 10. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey
Kaley Gellweiler, 4, and Daisy Piggott, 5, dress up for the Harmony Day festivities.
Camera IconKaley Gellweiler, 4, and Daisy Piggott, 5, dress up for the Harmony Day festivities. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey
Kaley Gellweiler, 4, and Daisy Piggott, 5, are dressed for the Harmony Day festivities.
Camera IconKaley Gellweiler, 4, and Daisy Piggott, 5, are dressed for the Harmony Day festivities. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey

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