Students celebrate Harmony Day at Mount Austin Public School

HARMONY DAY: Students Zaynab Quazi, Year 3, with Doreen Tuyisenge, Year 3. PIcture: Kieren L Tilly
HARMONY DAY: Students Zaynab Quazi, Year 3, with Doreen Tuyisenge, Year 3. PIcture: Kieren L Tilly

A Wagga school has turned to music to put a smile on the dial of newly arrived refugee students from across the country. 

Mount Austin Public School students put on a drumming exhibition as part of its Harmony Day celebrations, to showcase their skills and encourage inclusiveness and belonging. 

Principal Anna Middleton said the event was focused on sharing the spirit of harmony. 

BELONGING: Wesley Laryea-Adjei, Year 6 and Tracy Tennie, Year 2, enjoy Harmony Day. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

BELONGING: Wesley Laryea-Adjei, Year 6 and Tracy Tennie, Year 2, enjoy Harmony Day. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

“The event is to remind the community why our cultural diversity is one of our school’s greatest assets,” Ms Middleton said. 

“We are stronger because of it.” 

Refugee students from across the country joined the new Iraq students on stage, before sharing stories in the classroom.