Cosgrove High School celebrates diversity

COSGROVE High School got into the spirit of Harmony Day in late March when it hosted a number of interactive activities to help encourage inclusivity within the school community.

Held over three days, the events included an interschool soccer and netball competition, barbecue, a “taste of the world” luncheon and a whole school assembly featuring numerous cultural performances.

Cosgrove High School assistant principal Emma Aorangi said the Harmony Day events celebrated the diversity of the school, with staff and students sharing their cultural backgrounds through dance, music, sport and food.

“Here at Cosgrove High School, we have staff and students from 12 different countries and Harmony Day is a chance for us to spread the message that everyone belongs,” she said.

“It is so important that we celebrate diversity in our school community so that everyone has the chance to feel valued and promote the message that all cultures are important and should be celebrated.”

Ms Aorangi said the Harmony Day events were all “beautifully received” by everyone involved.

“The sports day was an excellent success, the assembly was well attended by parents and the luncheon was amazing, with all the food disappearing quickly,” she said.

“Being able to share our celebrations with students from Glenora District High School, New Town High School and Ogilvie High School was also a major highlight, which demonstrated that everyone belongs in the Tasmanian community.”

Caption: Cosgrove High School students basked in their cultural diversity by participating in a range of interactive activities for Harmony Day.