Harmony Day

Gallery - 2 April 2021

On experiencing our Harmony Day celebration last Friday, it was amazing to see the variety of different cultures represented at our small school. Harmony, in musical terms, means the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect. In non-musical terms, it is the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole and the state of being in agreement or concord. This is a perfect description of our community, we are all here for the same reason, the education and care of our children. Maria Montessori had a vision for her method of education, it was to teach the children they are part of a significantly bigger whole. The earth on which we live is but a small part of the greater universe and we all need to be in harmony with each other and show tolerance and acceptance of our differences.

Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.

Our core school values of Belonging and Respect are undoubtedly present in our Harmony Day celebration and it makes it so much easier to talk to the children about what these values mean when it is lived in the community. Many thanks to the parent helpers on the day and for all the wonderful food that was shared. Our school is special because you make it so and our children ultimately benefit.

This is the last newsletter before the end of this term and I would like to acknowledge the work of our dedicated staff in successfully bringing to a close a very short and hectic Term 1. We are lucky to have such caring and professional school staff members at Chrysalis.