Harmony Day Celebrations

Harmony Day is approaching and forms one part of Harmony week, which runs here in Western Australia from Friday, 15th March through until Thursday, 21st March.  Harmony week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism.

To mark Harmony Day at St Dominic’s we would like all students to wear something orange or a traditional item of clothing that represents the country you are from.  Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony week.  Traditionally orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversation.  It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.

Students are encouraged to wear something orange on the day to show their support for cultural diversity.  It can be an item of clothing like a tee shirt, or socks, or something like a hair ribbon/scrunchie or a wrist band.  Something simple, there is no need to go out and buy an orange item.  Alternatively, if you have a costume that reflects your culture, i.e. a traditional dress or shirt and pants that would be suitable too.

We will meet as a whole school on Thursday, 21st March in the undercover area at 9:00am to talk about the significance of Harmony Day.  All parents are welcome to attend the Harmony Day assembly.

If you would like to learn more about Harmony Day please click on the link below.


WA Harmony Week Website



Amanda Muniandy

Harmony Week Coordinator