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