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Harmony Day

One of our most successful events at Murrumba is the annual Harmony Day, which was recently held on the 21st of June here at the College.

Every year, staff and students from every nationality get together to celebrate the diversity we have both at school and in the wider community.

This year’s event consisted of a concert for the senior students, showcasing many different cultural performances, and a festival for the juniors, where they could interact with the performers in a variety of workshops.

Performances at the concert included Indian-American hoop dances, Polynesian clap dancing, traditional Chinese lion dance and Bollywood dancing.

The festival also boasted many activities such as a photo competition, African drumming workshop, martial arts presentations, Chinese dragon workshop, food from seven different nationalities and multiple craft workshops.

“It’s been getting bigger every year and this is the biggest one yet,” said Nicholas, one of the school captains, “There are dozens of performances from both inside and outside the school.”

Students made a significant contribution during the day, with many performing in the concert and quite a few manning stalls at the festival.

“A lot of work goes on behind the scenes,” said Ms Milosevic, the Concert Stage Manager, “Students have been preparing for only two weeks to pull this together.”

But of course, none of it would have happened without the support of dedicated teachers, who organised professional performers and offered their own expertise at the festival.

Now, with another successful Harmony Day behind us, sights have been set on next year’s being even better, with Principal Mr Pengelly hoping to continue the tradition and grow the event.

“We started right back in 2012, each year getting a bigger and better snapshot of cultural backgrounds in Murrumba as well as the whole community.”​