Embrace multicultural diversity in your school

Effort: Medium | Time: 3+ hours

Children playing with a large rainbow-coloured flag

Australia is a vibrant, multicultural country. We are home to the world's oldest continuous cultures, as well as Australians who identify with more than 270 ancestries. Children are great ambassadors for inclusiveness and there’s a number of ways you can harness this in your school.

Steps to take action

  1. Celebrate Harmony Week in March and celebrate or learn about culturally significant events that occur throughout the whole year.
  2. Consider setting up a student-led group to identify inclusion opportunities in the school. Young people are great ambassadors for change.
  3. Diversify your canteen menu – parents from all backgrounds are keen to contribute and can help introduce new and delicious foods to your menu.
  4. Translate key school notices into the dominant languages other than English to better reflect your student base.

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