Niina Marni Marni Naa Pudni (Hello and Welcome in Kaurna language).
In this blog we share what Harmony means to us and show some of our artwork. We have also learnt a song in sign language. If you stay to read the whole blog you will find this at the end!
We believe that everyone should be in harmony, no matter where you are from or what you look like.
Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
On Harmony Day we wore a splash of orange. Why orange? Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.
We found out where our families are from and shared books by Mem Fox that celebrate how immigrants bring incredible multicultural heritage to Australia. They may not look the same or speak the same language, but inside they are just like you.
Zyan made Anzac Biscuits to share and show his heritage. They were delicious!
Harmony means to me:
Olivia: “Listening to others, taking care of others.”
King: “Spreading happiness and being kind to everyone.”
Chloe: “Being kind and helping others, no matter what!”
Zyan: “Respecting others and acknowledging our differences.”
Darcy: “Love, sharing, kind and treating others equally.”
These are our “Harmony around the world” artworks. We painted the background as a sunrise or sunset and then created the Earth. We then drew outlines of all different kinds of people holding hands.
What the song I Am Australian means to Team B:
Being inclusive, celebrating diversity, accepting differences, acknowledging the traditional owners of this land.
We learnt the lyrics to sing this song and we also learnt the hand gestures in Auslan which is the sign language of the Deaf community in Australia. Take a look and listen below!
We hope you enjoyed our class blog and thank you for taking the time to read and learn about Harmony wit us!
Ngaityalya Nakutha (Thank you and see you later in Kaurna Language)
—Team B (17-1)