Cabramatta High School celebrated Harmony Day this week with a community day with performances, artworks and a food festival. We asked some of the students why Harmony Day is important to them?
Amanda Easterbrook, Australian Filipino, 17: "It promotes multiculturalism and in that we learn values like recognising ourselves in others and seeing our differences and similarities."
Lenghuy Pheun, Cambodian, 17: "To me Harmony means multicultural. It's a day to celebrate people of different cultures coming together."
Tan Tri Nguyen, Vietnamese, 18: "It is a day for everybody to remember everybody's different culture and bringing people together."
Cindy Huynh, Vietnamese, 16: "It reflects our school's morals and values and we can learn about one another's culture." Pictures: Simon Bennett
Hope Ale, Samoan, 16: "We get to experience different people's culture and learn about their traditions."
Emy Chao, Cambodian, 14: "It is a day of celebrating and including people. It is nice to celebrate different cultural backgrounds and appreciate their culture."