A Sea of Colour for Harmony Day

By Karen Mahar, Assistant Principal and Deputy Head of Junior School and Rev. Dr Katherine Rainger, Senior Chaplain

The College was a sea of colour as students and staff came together in cultural dress and splashes of orange to celebrate Harmony Day in the Junior School (Friday, 17 March) and Secondary School (Friday, 24 March).

The Junior School enjoyed cultural songs and music and a special lion dance by Kung Fu Canberra as part of the afternoon Celebration, which emphasised the school’s focus on inclusivity, respect and belonging for all Australians.

Over in the Secondary School, enticing aromas filled the air as students and staff sat down on the Morison lawns to enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch of pide, crepes, dumplings and vegetarian fried rice prepared by Radford Awareness and Service students.

After school, Secondary School students hosted a screening of Scattered People followed by an interview with refugee advocate John Minns. The film is about the healing power of music, bringing together people, cultures and countries while exploring Australians' attitudes towards people seeking asylum.

Through celebrating occasions such as Harmony Day, Radford is practising its values of Truth and Compassion and standing against racism and valuing diversity and inclusion by bringing people together.

We would like to thank everyone involved in creating such a vibrant and inclusive event.