- Download and display the Welcome poster at your front gate.
- Visit the Australian Government Harmony Week for schools website for a collection of lesson ideas, lesson plans and student activities organised by level of schooling and subject area and aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
- Download resources for Harmony Week including templates for posters, invitations and certificates as well as frames, filters, graphics and banners for websites and social media. You may wish to register your Harmony Week event. See how other individuals, schools, organisations and councils celebrate Harmony Week or share your story on the Harmony Week site.
- Staff may wish to learn more about understanding diversity and culture at the Multicultural Education webpages.
Planning Harmony Week
Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. In schools we celebrate inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for all Australians, from the traditional custodians of the land to those who have come from many countries around the world.
Harmony Week occurs in March each year and includes 21 March, the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The ongoing theme of Harmony Week is ‘everyone belongs’. Harmony Week is a time of cultural respect for all. By participating in Harmony Week activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians equally belong to this nation and enrich it.
The following excerpt is taken from the Harmony Week website.
Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Australians can choose to wear something orange during Harmony Week to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.