College Celebrates Our Diverse Community

College students have come together to celebrate the incredibly diverse community that we have both at College and beyond.

Harmony Day on Wednesday 21 March began at lunchtime, with paella served at Helicon Place and a traditional Chinese dragon dance performed on Main Oval. The dancers from Deakin University's Chinese international student community formed a large dragon spanning many metres that streamed along Main Oval and into Helicon Place. After the performance, students also enjoyed the opportunity to try it for themselves.

After lunchtime, the Senior School students witnessed a special assembly featuring a Welcome to Country from Indigenous student Lesley Phillips, followed by Gigi Hooper-Birch, Stephanie Williams and Tiara Douglas singing and dancing to Geoffrey Yunupingu/Blue King Brown's song Gathu Mawula. Yunupingu's message from that song was for his daughter to never forget her roots and culture.

Year 10 student Danny Yang then spoke about his experiences as an international student, and how he has come to call Australia and the College his "home". We also saw Holly Barnes (from the US) perform a vocal solo and Michael Pan (from China) perform three Spanish guitar pieces with teacher Harry Schuster.

Thank you to all of the performers, prefects and staff involved in organising this special lunchtime and assembly, which showed that "we all belong"!

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