On Friday 28th June, we celebrated our fourth annual Multicultural Flag Day.
The important event is looked forward to by students and is well attended by parents and members of our school community. It is a celebration of the cultural diversity at South Sydney High School and an opportunity to reflect on what makes Australia great- its people.
Students were treated to some inspiring speeches from our principal Robyn Matthews, Hon Matt Thistlethwaite- Member for Kingsford Smith, and our keynote speaker Jenevieve Chang. Ms Chang is an actor, dancer and author of her recently published memoir ‘The Good Girl of Chinatown'. She was particularly inspiring, talking about her past experiences and cultural identity. Hon Matt Thistlethwaite recognised SSHS and our flag day in parliament. See his speech here.
The flag parade was very colourful this year with many students wearing traditional costumes as they walked in front of the school. The procession included interesting facts being announced about the respective countries and pictures of landmarks and different landscapes being shown.
The musical and dance items were once again enthralling. The variety of acts and performances included:
- Aboriginal and Australian national anthem
- Aboriginal dance performance
- Thai dance performance
- Pacific Islanders Girls' performance
- Pacific Islander Boys' dance and haka