Warialda High School

"Providing advantage through diverse educational opportunities"

Telephone02 6729 1000

Emailwarialda-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Tuesday

05

March

School Clean Up Australia Day

Date

05 March

Time

All day

Location
Australia

GET INVOLVED AS A SCHOOL! This year, Schools Clean Up Day is Friday 5 March 2021. Please be aware that public gatherings increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading and rules differ between states and territories.

Friday

08

March

International Women's Day

Date

08 March

Time

All day

Location
Everywhere

IWD 2021 theme: #ChooseToChallenge A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

Sunday

17

March

St Patrick's Day

Date

17 March

Time

All day

Location
Everywhere

St. Patrick's Day started as a religious celebration in the 17th century to commemorate the life of Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. If you’re wondering why you wear green on St Patrick's Day, that goes back to the Irish Rebellion, when Irish soldiers wore green as they fought off the British in their trademark red. Until then, the color associated with St. Patrick and Feast Day was actually blue. The song soldiers sang during the war in 1798, “The Wearing of the Green,” changed all of that and made green, the color of shamrocks, Ireland’s mainstay color. From then on, people wore green on St. Patrick’s Day in solidarity. And when Chicago dyed their river green for the first time in 1962, the practice of wearing and decorating in green became a part of pop culture.

Monday

18

March

National Close the Gap Day

Date

18 March

Time

All day

Location
Australia

How to get involved in National Close the Gap Day Register your activity. You can download some online resources to support your event Invite your friends, workmates and family to join you Take action by signing the Close the Gap pledge and asking your friends and colleagues to do the same Call, tweet or write to your local Member of Parliament and tell them that you want them to Close the Gap Listen to and share the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Facebook - visit our Close the Gap Facebook page.(link is external) Share your photos and stories on social media. Use the hashtag #ClosetheGap Donate to help our work on Close the Gap With events ranging from workplace morning teas, sports days, school events and public events in hospitals and offices around the country — tens of thousands of people take part each year to make a difference. Your actions can create lasting change. Be part of the generation that closes the gap.

Tuesday

19

March

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Date

19 March

Time

All day

Location
Australia

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) is an important day to mark Australian school communities standing together against bullying and violence. On Friday 19 March 2021, schools can Take Action Together and empower students to rally and unite their ideas and actions to address bullying.

Thursday

21

March

Harmony Day

Date

21 March

Time

All day

Location
Everywhere

Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. In schools we celebrate inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for all Australians, from the traditional owners of the land to those who have come from many countries around the world. Harmony Day occurs on 21 March each year and coincides with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The ongoing theme of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’. Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for all. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians equally belong to this nation and enrich it. How schools can be involved Display the Welcome poster at the gates of the school. Visit the Australian Government Harmony Day site for a collection of lesson ideas, lesson plans and student activities organised by level of schooling and subject area, and aligned to the Australian Curriculum. See how other individuals, schools, organisations and councils celebrate Harmony Day or share your story on the Harmony Day site. Download resources for Harmony Day including templates for posters, invitations and certificates as well as frames, filters, graphics and banners for websites and social media. Register your Harmony Day event. Registrations for 2020 Harmony Day celebrations open early in the calendar year. Display the Welcome poster supplied with your copy of the 2020 Calendar for Cultural Diversity in your classrooms and around the school. Discover different strategies to help build awareness of multiculturalism and combat racism in schools from Racism. No Way!E Explore computer based learning activities available through Racism. No Way! or census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics with your class. Respond to poetry or write a spoken word poem that reflects Australia’s cultural diversity and submit to SBS Face up to Racism. Enter a poster or song writing competition with Moving Forward Together. The theme for the 2020 competitions is ‘Picture a World in Harmony’. Entry is free and financial prizes are awarded at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House. Wear orange The following excerpt is taken from the Harmony Day website. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. Australians can choose to wear something orange on 21 March to show their support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia. https://www.harmony.gov.au/get-involved/schools