This week has been Cultural Diversity Week. Throughout this week teachers have led lessons which have explored diversity and encouraged a sharing of cultures in the classroom. Today is Harmony Day, a national day where people are encouraged to celebrate and appreciate their differences.
As a school we are proud to celebrate our culturally diverse community. We are proud to have as part of our core mission the values of Welcome, Respect and Community. By striving to be socially and culturally inclusive, we strive to shape young people who are compassionate to others, who promote peace and who seek to build a cohesive and inclusive society.
In what has been a very difficult week internationally I would like to extend to our New Zealand schools and to the Islamic people of faith our prayers and support in the coming weeks. Although recent events have not been discussed in classrooms, you may find your children are troubled by these events. Please contact your classroom teacher if you would like to child to see our School Counsellor for further support.