At The Rhythm Tree we are passionate about creating an inclusive community where everyone feels safe, respected and that they belong.
We are participating in Harmony Week (15 – 21 March 2021) to celebrate all the wonderful, diverse families in our music-making community.
Harmony Week focuses on inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.
During the week we will be finding ways to share our diversity, cultures and traditions and to celebrate the richness of our community in our classes and in our private Rhythm Tree Family Tree House facebook group.
The week will end with a free, covid safe Harmony Day picnic at CERES outdoor pavilion (located beside the extraordinary CERES terra wonder adventure playground) in Brunswick East on Sunday 21 March from 10am – 11.30am.
We’ll be singing, dancing, crafting, playing and generally having fun together. Come join us!
Do you have something to share at the Harmony Day Picnic?
Could you or someone you know share a dance? A musical activity? A performance? A traditional craft?
We welcome involvement from our families and their diverse cultural groups. We are keen to learn about and celebrate diversity within our community. Your input means a lot to us. Please email Gillian with your ideas or suggestions.
Please note as we must keep everyone Covid safe, we will be social distancing (1.5 metres). We will not be sharing food or doing dances or activities that involve close proximity to people outside of our own family.
We are looking forward to celebrating our wonderful, diverse community together!
Gillian and The Rhythm Tree team x
Did you know?
- Nearly half (49%) of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was
- We identify with over 300 ancestries
- Since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia
- 85 per cent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia
- Apart from English, the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Tagalog/Filipino, Hindi, Spanish and Punjabi
- More than 70 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia
Facts taken from ABS 2016 Census Data. Check out the ABS website for more information.