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harmony week
National Anthem: The Ensemble with Abi and Shanyn
Acknowledgment of Country: Jakiah Boyle
Assembly Leaders: Vice-Captains, Caleb and Madeleine

Principal’s address

As week 3 next term will be the next assembly, Mr Green wished students well for the holidays, the Cross Country and Hawk Walk and for receiving their mid-semester reports. He asked students to focus on their performance on the four goals: attendance, effort, behaviour and achievement.

Congratulations to Year 8 student Anthony for winning the lucky draw and being a student with excellent behaviour and effort and 100% attendance.

Harmony: Mr Green used the ukulele to demonstrate the topic. He is able to play single notes but it isn’t single note week but harmony week. When you play 2 notes at once you can play in harmony. The notes sound well played together. If every single student in our school was a note that could be played: when we play well together and we respect each other we produce harmony.

You can also have two notes that don’t sound well when played together. When we don’t play and work well together it’s called discord; as a school, we have experienced discordant behaviour.

This year we have students from 40 different countries represented amongst our student body – the majority of the time we get on harmoniously. Keep practicing making harmonic music as we get on together.

‘Harmony Week Parade of Nations’

Mrs Peters introduced the Cultural captains, Maggie and Elijah, who spoke of the Harristown tradition of having a Harmony week to showcase our amazing variety of cultures. They explained the history and importance of the day for Harristown High and introduced the ‘Harmony Week Parade of Nations’ where students exhibited national dress from Afghanistan, Congo, Tanzania, Japan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia to emphasise and celebrate our unique and diverse community.

School Captain Emery spoke about his experiences since his arrival is Australia 4 years ago and his sense of belonging to the hawk family.
To celebrate Harmony week, talk to your friends about their background, share stories and spread the spirit of harmony. The challenge to everyone is to set aside differences and work towards making Harristown High a better place to learn and have fun.

National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence

Youth Support Coordinator Paul reported on the great day Friday as over 500 students signed the pledge to be an active bystanders. Stand up if you see bullying, seek support. He also announced the winners of the prizes which can be collected from E02.
  • Jewellery Pack – Breanna Y11
  • Billabong Cap – Jacob B15
  • Billabong Beach Towel – Chloe R17
  • $30 Movie Voucher – Michael Y18
  • Billabong Backpack – Zach B01
  • Zflex Longboard – Kaylee– Y04