Seamist Studio

For Harmony Day in Seamist Studio, each child was given a petal template to design and decorate using metallic stamps. The petals were put together to form friendship flowers signifying inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging.

There were a few books read about friendship and a group discussion about friendly behaviour and being nice to others and how it makes us also feel nice inside.

Cultural inclusiveness is of extreme importance to Aurora and we always endeavour to teach the children that we are all the same on the inside and that treating others with respect and friendliness is an important skill to possess!

  • EYLF Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • EYLF Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • EYLF Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of well being
  • EYLF Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

​Moonglade Studio

The children in Moonglade celebrated Harmony Day by making a friendship chain. Each of the children decorated a lock and they were then connected together, representing our connection as a group.

The children also participated in an activity to create a beautiful fish art work. The fish is decorated with children’s hand prints as its tails and fins which showcased the children’s individuality and creativity.

As a group, we had a discussion about the importance of friendship and what it feels like when you have no one to play with or someone is being mean to you. They learned that treating other people with respect is important and that we must always remember to treat others as you would want them to treat you.

  • EYLF Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • EYLF Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • EYLF Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

Willow Walk Kindergarten

In Willow Walk, the children celebrated Harmony Day with an experiment where we used three different coloured apples red, yellow and green. Then we cut the apples in half and observed inside them.  Children learned that the outside of the apples were different colours but the insides were the same. We looked at each other’s hair, skin colour, eyes, noses and height; to note similarities and differences.

We also read a book about ‘Being Different’, it talked about celebrating our differences as it makes us all interesting and unique. We looked at pictures of different faces, hairstyles, dresses, lifestyles, languages and hobbies. We learned we all are different and beautiful in our own special way. We learnt that the colour orange represents Harmony Day. Some of our friends were dressed in orange clothing.

We also learnt a new song called  “Colours of Australia”. The children enjoyed learning the lyrics and actions to the song written by The Human Rights Commission!

A table was also set up with cultural artefacts for children to explore and learn about different cultures.

  • EYLF Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • EYLF Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • EYLF Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of well being
  • EYLF Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
  • EYLF Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators