Cabramatta High School celebrates Harmony Day

Diversity: Cabramatta High School students Lenghuy Pheun, Amanda Easterbrook, Tan Tri Nguyen, Cindy Huynh, Hope Ale and Emy Chao.
Diversity: Cabramatta High School students Lenghuy Pheun, Amanda Easterbrook, Tan Tri Nguyen, Cindy Huynh, Hope Ale and Emy Chao.

Cabramatta High School celebrated Harmony Day this week with a community day with performances, artworks and a food festival. We asked some of the students why Harmony Day is important to them?

Amanda Easterbrook, Australian Filipino, 17: "It promotes multicultualism and in that we learn values like recognising ourselves in others and seeing our differences and similarities."

Amanda Easterbrook, Australian Filipino, 17: "It promotes multicultualism and in that we learn values like recognising ourselves in others and seeing our differences and similarities."

Lenghuy Pheun, Cambodian, 17: "To me Harmony means multicultural. It's a day to celebrate people of different cultures coming together."

Lenghuy Pheun, Cambodian, 17: "To me Harmony means multicultural. It's a day to celebrate people of different cultures coming together."

Cindy Huynh, Vietnamese, 16: "It reflects our school's morals and values and we can learn about one another's culture." Pictures: Simon Bennett

Cindy Huynh, Vietnamese, 16: "It reflects our school's morals and values and we can learn about one another's culture." Pictures: Simon Bennett

Tan Tri Nguyen, Vietnamese, 18: "It is a day for everybody to remember everybody's different culture and bringing people together."

Tan Tri Nguyen, Vietnamese, 18: "It is a day for everybody to remember everybody's different culture and bringing people together."

Hope Ale, Samoan, 16: "We get to experience different people's culture and learn about their traditions."

Hope Ale, Samoan, 16: "We get to experience different people's culture and learn about their traditions."

Emy Chao, Cambodian, 14: "It is a day of celebrating and including people. It is nice to celebrate different cultural backgrounds and appreciate their culture."

Emy Chao, Cambodian, 14: "It is a day of celebrating and including people. It is nice to celebrate different cultural backgrounds and appreciate their culture."