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Harmony Day

20/04/2015
​Beaconsfield school community celebrates Harmony Day with a special extended assembly.
Harmony Day is always a special event in the Beaconsfield State School calendar as we acknowledge and celebrate the many and varied cultures that make up our school community. Being respectful towards,and of others is one of the Beaconsfield Culture Statements that aligns so well with this event. Our Harmony Day coordinator, Aunty Maud Corowa (Community Education Counsellor) with the assistance of Mrs Wimmer,  Sandy Conroy and all of the staff incorporated the Harmony Day celebrations with the school assembly on Thursday 19th March.
The day was celebrated by incorporating music to express that all cultures can be as one through music. It was mentioned on the day that every note that is read and played in a musical is universal, one thing we have in common and that we can relate to. Two musical items were performed on the day by special visitors. The first item was presented by the Mackay Community Choir (singing some Indonesian songs) and this was followed by Ms Corowa singing a traditional song from Vanuatu which had the whole school clapping along with the beat. The Year 5/6 class, who hosted the assembly, had encircled the whole school with an orange cord while everybody joined in singing “I am Australian”. It was a spine-tingling way to finish our Harmony Day Celebrations. Make sure you check out our Harmony Day Display of student work in the library next time you are up at the school.