Inaugural BAC Multicultural Day

Students and teachers met in the multi-Purpose Centre this morning to celebrate the diversity of cultures making up the BAC community.

The idea was initiated by a group of students from the Class of 2022 and coordinated by Mr Greenwell-Smith (Primary) and Mrs Hassan (Secondary). Once an annual event known as Diversity Day, the new 'Multicultural Day' revives the artistic expression of our melting pot culture, and early feedback suggests it was a resounding success.

The program included an Acknowledgement of Country and First Nations' performance, followed by greetings and performances from students with cultural roots in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, First Nations People of New Zealand (Māori), South Africa, Fiji, Nigeria, Serbia, Kiribati, South Korea, Papua New Guinea, Lebanon, Spain, Cook Islands, Myanmar, and Samoa. Finally, students paraded their cultural attire on stage in an exhibition showing how the collective fabric of our College is woven with the strands of many cultures and identities.

Early Learning Centre Service Leader Mrs Dragojevic (of Serbian heritage) thanked the students for an amazing morning. "What a beautiful testament to our cultural diversity and the respect we have for each other. Students should be proud of their representation of culture this morning. Our Kindy kids and teachers (and I) thoroughly enjoyed the program and hope you continue this in the coming years."

While Being, Belonging, and Becoming is the official focus of early childhood education, it is also a strong thread running through Brisbane Adventist College.