What a fantastic way to start the term in primary, with a Multicultural Day where we celebrated how diversity makes our world, country, and school so much sweeter. In our school, we have families from 71 different countries, how incredible! At Mueller, we want to celebrate what makes us different and value the cultures and experiences that are important to families in our community.
On Monday, students and staff wore a range of clothes from traditional dress to sport attire, to represent their country of birth or a country of significance for them. At our assembly they danced around MPAC, proudly showing off the countries they loved. It was wonderful to hear the chatter at break times, with students noticing the different clothes and asking each other what country they were from.
We enjoyed a Pacific Island dance thanks to some of our Year 1 and Prep boys from Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, and New Zealand. The song they danced to was ‘Kia Kaha’, and is based on Joshua 1:9
”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Year 2 Orange has been learning about some of the countries that are represented in our school and shared some interesting facts and their flags with us. We had students share some fun facts about themselves in their native language. We got to hear Russian, Afrikaans, Spanish, Ukrainian, Hindi, and Malayalam.
One of the songs we sing at chapel and students grooved to as they paraded around in their cultural dress was ‘We Are Royals’ from North Point Worship. The words of this song perfectly encompass what today was about. The song says;
This is nothing ordinary
There is power in the Name we carry
Every nation, every tongue
Welcome to the Kingdom
All the rich
All the poor
All the people
We are daughters
We are sons
More than mortals
We are royals
We are yours
It don’t matter, don’t matter where we come from
Everyone is welcome in Your Kingdom
It don’t matter if we’re broke or we’re broken
In Your love we have found our freedom!
What a beautiful truth to be reminded of and to sing out. Every nation and person is welcome in God’s kingdom. It doesn’t matter what we look like, how we speak, where we’ve been or what we’ve done. God is always waiting to welcome us into his kingdom.