It is time for reflection as the Multicultural Festival was celebrated on Friday October 27th and now that it’s all over we will have to wait another year to enjoy it again. The national costumes dazzled in the opening ceremony parade with musical instruments and the sounds of world music playing in the background. The parade was followed by an opening speech from Michael Martinez, CEO of Diversitat, our partners in the community in celebrating Multiculturalism. This was followed by two Armenian guitarists who treated us to their music which was very relaxing to listen to. The closing number was a Karen dance initiated and choreographed by a NGSC staff member Ms Chrimoo Yohellaymusaw. The weather was much to celebrate as it set the tone of the day.
The Multicultural Festival grew with visitors as the day went on and there was certainly a festive feel in the air throughout the celebration. The school ground was ablaze with colour and abuzz with people chatting in colourful tones, enjoying each other’s company and socialising in harmony.
Miss Kim Nguyen together with Mr Doyle did a wonderful job with the annual cake stall. They organised the labels and pricing of the exotic home-made treats along with student helpers. They showcased their wonderful organizational skills along with the delicious baked goods, generously donated by parents, staff, students and the wider community.
We thank you all for your cake donations which were very much appreciated. Altogether the cake stall raised almost $550. What a fantastic effort and well done to all involved. The cake stall once again lived up to its expectations and the standards have certainly risen. Without doubt it is still the best home-made cake stall in the Geelong Community.
We kindly thank all the community for their support and acknowledge the wonderful teamwork of North Geelong staff, students and parents.
The hard work of the NGSC community has been rewarded as another successful Multicultural Festival has come to its crescendo. A big congratulations must go to our event Manager Miss Emily Dowling for organising such a successful event.
The henna hand painting was very popular and a crowd pleaser as always, with Mrs Suzana Verescuk and Ms Katherine Griffin working tirelessly to ensure it’s success. We also had a few talented students : Zufeera Nazari, Rukhsar Hussaini, Suraya Rezaei, Maryam Sherzad working hard and generously donating their time and effort for the Festival. The henna stall raised almost $300. Well Done!
A very special thank you goes to Dani Parker, Manager of the fOrT Youth Centre, with her entourage from The City of Greater Geelong for their enormous contribution and support for this year's Multicultural Festival.
Each year I am more and more astounded by the enormous effort the staff and students make toward our festival. This year was no exception as the students and staff bonded to create a smorgasbord of cultural activities.
On behalf of the Multicultural Committee I would like to thank everyone who attended and took part in our magnificent Multicultural Festival and we are all very much looking forward to next year’s event.
The next Multicultural Committee Meeting will be our final meeting for this year and we will be celebrating our achievements
on Monday November 6th at lunch time (12:45pm) in the Discussion Room (you are welcome to bring a plate to share).
Multicultural Community Liaison Officer