Welcome to our Harmony Day recipe book, a celebration of our cultural heritage through food and stories. We thank all our contributors, who have so generously shared their treasured family recipes for others to enjoy.
It is so important to celebrate cultural diversity, it makes a society much richer to be inclusive, sensitive to different needs and to be welcoming to all members of our community. We are so lucky at Waratah Campus to have one of the most culturally diverse student populations of any school in the Hunter region.
The students and staff at Waratah speak more than 50 languages, covering every continent in the world, and almost one in four students speak more than one language.
A wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds brings a richness to our classrooms, with new perspectives and experiences. This in turn, helps prepare students for the diversity in our work places and the world at large.
Harmony Week is a great opportunity for Waratah Campus to honour this diversity. Each year, we come together as a whole school and celebrate our backgrounds, languages, beliefs and family stories through cultural performances, stalls and food. Unfortunately, we've had to postpone this event for this year, however please enjoy an electronic version of our cookbook as a keep sake of Harmony Week 2020.
We hope in some small way it helps you feel connected to our wonderful community here at Waratah Campus.
Printed versions will be available from school for a $2 donation.