Harmony Week is a vibrant celebration of diversity within our country and school communities and  commenced from Monday 18 March 2024. This week-long event aims to foster inclusiveness and emphasize the profound impact of a sense of belonging for individuals from all walks of life. Schools, communities, sporting clubs and workplaces are all encouraged to participate.

The National Theme for Harmony Week in 2024 is Everyone Belongs. This theme encourages reflection and action towards fostering harmony and inclusivity in our culturally diverse communities.

A highlight of Harmony Day celebrations is the Moving Forward Together Harmony Day Competitions, offering students an opportunity to showcase their creativity and promote harmony through various mediums such as poster-making, songwriting, and short film production.

The theme for this year’s competitions is “Harmony- What Can We Do?”. These competitions not only engage students but also empower them to contribute positively to building inclusive environments.

The Harmony Day Poster Competition is open to all school students in Australia. There are cash prizes for the winners of each category of the competition. Entries close on Friday 12 April 2024.

“It is through our youth embracing, accepting, and understanding differences of culture, religion, and appearance, that we will have a harmonious Australia. And how better to have them to engage with these ideals than through competitions such as these, that cause young people to consider and express their heart-felt ideas colourfully and with flair as you will see in their posters, in lyrics and music,” said Bruce Stavert, Convenor of the Harmony Day Song Writing Competition.

Harmony Day originated as an initiative to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and is part of the larger global movement celebrated in numerous countries worldwide as part of the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Join us as we come together on Thursday 21 March 2024, to celebrate Harmony Day and demonstrate our commitment to building inclusive and harmonious school communities for all.

For more information on Harmony Day Competitions and resources, please contact the Harmony Day Poster Committee, part of the Moving Forward Together social initiative.

Contact: Ernie Friedlander – ernie@movingforwardtogether.com.au