Monday, 20 March 2017

Harmony Day: Celebrating A Sense of Belonging

Outcome 2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect

Today some of our celebrations of Harmony Day looked like this:

A whole College chapel service focusing on respect and acceptance of people, despite our differences.
Romans 12:18 "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."
Mark 12:31 "Have love for your neighbour as for yourself."
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The children explained what harmony means. It was fun to talk about this word because one of the student's name is Harmony, 

We shared a special story, called "One", by Katherine Otoshi. This story encourages not just respecting differences, but sticking up for those who are vulnerable. 
Then created a Harmony Day artwork. 

And we played. Our play focused on recognising that people can come from many different parts of the world and may have cultural differences. 

We also continued our portrait painting from yesterday. Everybody's portrait is unique! AS the children paint each other's portraits they notice and describe their features to each other. 

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