African Pride Day

It’s not long until our African Pride Day! We are excited to promote and explore a variety of African cultures, enjoy some special guests and participate in a range of interesting learning activities. Parents are welcome to join us for the assembly from 9:00am.

Polyfest

Talofa! Today is the day for Polyfest. Thank you to all of the families who helped set the day up and all the children who contributed to the planning. We look forward to enjoying the speeches and performances this morning and we are all excited to taste some traditional Island food with our PolyFEAST. In class children will watch the following video to gain a better idea of why our children love their Islands!

Be sure to check back next week for a summary video of Polyfest.

Afghan Day

As a school, we believe that all cultures are valued and bring a unique view of life. For 2018 we have planned three Cultural Connectionz celebrations, Afghan Day, Polyfest and African Pride Day. We are excited to kick off the festivities with Afghan Day which will involve performances and speeches from our school community, Cranbourne East Secondary, Cranbourne Secondary, Lyndhurst Secondary College and CMY.

As a school we commemorated ANZAC Day through our attendance at the Cranbourne RSL memorial ceremony, we observed Reconciliation Week and are beginning implementation of the Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan. The Australian culture is highly valued and the Cultural Connectionz are a small gesture to acknowledge the different ways people celebrate life. We are spending these days highlighting some alternative traditions. The aim of these days is to gain a clearer insight into the many different cultures that make up our school community.

As a school we will be seeking your input for our 2019 Cultural Connectionz through a survey that will be available later in this year. We will have events held in Term 2, 3 and 4.

Lastly we would like to thank the Sidney Myer Foundation for helping fund our Cultural Connectionz celebration days. I would also like to thank the CCPS School Council for their support of the events.