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30/03/2015
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​Harmony Week

Leaders: Kira and Lochie

Acknowledgement of Country: Jordan Kuhn

Principal's Address

Mr Green related the story of Houston Astros pitcher, José Lima, who won many games for his team with his pitching. The team moved to a new ground where the wall in left field was much closer. José Lima said, "I'll never have the capacity to pitch in here. The fence is too close."

His words came true. His team went on to lose 14 games and his became the greatest slide. Mr Green spoke about how the power of what comes out of your mouth is influential on the direction of your life. Avoid thinking negative thoughts, or putting others down.  Send out words in direction you want life to go - words of hope, positivness and success.

Talk up victory. Listen to what is coming out of your mouth.  By your own words you can help or destroy your future. Avoid phrases: 'I'm so tired', 'I'm so overworked' or 'I'm hopeless at maths'.  Change the way you speak and say what will help you:

  • 'I'm going to listen intently in this class'
  • 'I'm going to take notes'
  • 'I will achieve'

Mr Green reminded us that the voice we listen to most in our lives is our own. Talk about the way we want to be, not the way we actually feel. He urged students to give it a go.

Harmony Fashion

Cultural Captains, Keely Beutel and Jean Luc Magabe welcomed students to Harmony Week Fashion Parade. With over 31 different countries represented at the school, Harmony Day is a significant celebration of culutural diversity. From the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world to make Australia their home, the central message for Harmony Day is 'Everyone Belongs'.  Everyone, no matter their skin colour, cuisine, culture, music, language or traditional beliefs, should feel as though they belong in this wonderful country and this amazing school we attend.

Students welcomed the sharing of national and cultural dress from many countries including Indigenous Australia, Afghanistan, Burundi, Congo, Eritrea, Iraq, Karan, Oman, Pakistan, Phillipines, Soloman Islands, South Africa and Sudan.

Well done to all students who participated in the celebrations for the week.