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PR E PA R ATORY S C HO OL Harmony Day On Tuesday 21 March the Preparatory School combined their KINDNESS theme with national Harmony Day. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. The message of Harmony Day across Australia was ‘everyone belongs’, and the Day aimed to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster a sense of belonging for everyone. We thought this year’s themes of Growth and Kindness fit perfectly with the spirit of Harmony Day. Thanks to the support of the School’s Parents and Friends’ Society, every student and staff member in the Preparatory School wore a unique Believe There is Kindness shirt for Harmony Day. Classes had a mix of activities throughout the week to promote diversity and kindness both at the School and in the wider community. A wonderful initiative from Mrs Elliott saw students paint rocks with messages of “kindness” and spread these treasures around our campus. They are still there now if you walk around the Preparatory School. We also set the students a challenge to wear their Kindness t-shirts in the community and wherever they went on their holiday travels and get pictures of themselves with other people. The response was tremendous … and the best part has been the stories students and staff have told of the conversations that resulted from wearing their shirts. And … they spread kindness. 28 Classes had a mix of activities throughout the week to promote diversity and kindness both at GGS and in the wider community.