The Social Justice Committee of St Dominic’s College prides itself on its core values of inclusivity, diversity and equality. These values combined gave rise to the organisation of an Intercultural Day.
On Thursday the 24th of March, St Dominic’s embraced and celebrated its cultural richness and ethnic diversity, allowing students to display their roots and take pride in who they are. Students wore traditional clothing into school, and a number of students set up stands in Halla Lydia, where facts, flags, food and culture were on display. Each year group was called down and students were able to truly immerse themselves in the cultures of their peers. In total, there were 29 countries on display!
The celebrations culminated in a cultural parade and fashion show at lunch time, where students from different countries performed traditional dances to music. Huge crowds of students attended to show their support and to bask in the ambiance of what was truly a magical day for all students of our school.
A huge amount of work was put into the organisation of Intercultural Day by The Social Justice Committee, Ms Whelan, Ms Cameron, Ms McGarry and the TY students and teachers. Great credit is also due to the students and their families who contributed to the day’s events by creating displays and preparing delicious food for everyone to enjoy.
Words by Ayeshah Said, 6C1