School initiatives

Find out here what schools are doing to counter racism.

  • 2013-2014
  • 2009-2012
  • 2007-2008
  • 2005-2006
  • 2003-2004
  • 2001-2002

School initiatives archive: 2013-2014

Brothablack anti-racism video- (19 June 2013)
A powerful video clip performed by a hip-hop artist, who also works at a south-western Sydney public school, has been launched by the Australian Human Rights Commission to send a strong anti-racism message to young people...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School initiatives archive: 2009-2012

Respect, Understanding and Acceptance - (07 April 2010)
ABOUT 150 Jewish, Muslim, Armenian, Aboriginal and Christian students from four north shore schools came together at the Galstaun College in Ingleside last week for the first event of an innovative three-part intercultural program titled "Respect, Understanding and Acceptance"...

Values Education in Intercultural and Global Contexts - (02 December 2009)
Four new values education resources, funded by the Australian Government, have just been released focusing on values in intercultural and global contexts...

Bonnyrigg High's Migrant Memories - (02 December 2009)
BONNYRIGG High School held its Migrant Memories exhibition last Wednesday night. The exhibition, used interactive whiteboards to capture family migrant stories...

Human Rights in the Classroom: July 2009 - (30 June 2009)
As the end of term 2 gets closer.... a couple of ideas to consider:... NAIDOC week... Australian Constitution Day... Enrol to Vote week

Human Rights in the Classroom: June 2009 - (02 June 2009)
World Day against Child Labour... Refugee Week... immigration, asylum seekers and refugee information...

Human Rights in the Classroom: May 2009 - (28 April 2009)
Teaching human rights topics doesn't need to be complex... World Press Freedom Day... Vesak (Buddha) Day...National Sorry Day... Reconciliation week...

School initiatives archive: 2007-2008

REFUGEE CAMP IN YOUR CITY inTENTsive care with Médecins Sans Frontières - (10 November 2008)
Students from Coonabarabran High School visited Sydney as part of their cultural exchange program with the Beverley Hills and Chatswood Intensive English Centres...

We are all Australians - (18 February 2008)
Students from two very different Sydney schools got together to challenge their views of each other in a film, We are all Australian launched at Strathfield South High School....

Dr Hans Blix visits Cabramatta High School - (30 January 2008)
Dr Hans Blix was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in November, 2007. While in Sydney to receive the prize, Dr Blix - Swedish diplomat, international human rights lawyer, weapons inspector and disarmament campaigner - addressed guests, including students from a number of schools...

Bankstown Senior College Harmony Day preparations - (16 March 2007)
The Special Projects and Community Officer at Bankstown Senior College (NSW) reports that preparations for Harmony Day 2007 at the college are well under way. Their day of celebrations includes competing in a friendly debating, netball and touch footy challenge with Illawarra Senior College...

Glenburnie Primary School Harmony Day 2007 - (16 March 2007)
The Year 3 students at Glenburnie Primary School in Mt Gambia discussed the meaning of Harmony Day and wrote this poem...

School initiatives archive: 2005-2006

B'nai B'rith and Chinese Australian Forum Poster Competition for NSW Schools Harmony Day 21 March 2007 - (19 September 2006)
The competition provides NSW primary and high school students with an opportunity to participate in and develop the theme of HARMONY MATTERS as part of celebrating Harmony Day 21st March 2007...

2006 National Refugee Week Writing and Artwork Competition - (04 August 2006)
Triumphant! International is a project created for refugees by refugees and friends of refugees to celebrate the triumph of refugees in overcoming adversity and creating new lives in new countries. The project represents refugee communities throughout Australia and the world...

Mixing it with N'Famas - (23 June 2006)
Lunchtimes were never like this when I was at school. In the good ol' days, rockstars never dropped into classrooms to jam with the students...

Bankstown Senior College, NSW, celebrates Harmony Day 2006 - (27 March 2006)
Students at Bankstown Senior College, NSW, demonstrated goodwill and co-operation by working together to create a Harmony Day banner...

Friendship key to harmony - (23 February 2006)
Young Aussies - home-grown and newly arrived - are about to gain a very real understanding of each other's experiences in a new cultural exchange program...

Activities at Northmead High School, Western Sydney Region, NSW - (27 July 2005)
Northmead High's World Refugee Day and Afghanistan Independence Day Activities. Afghanistan Independence Day was celebrated on 27th May at Northmead High...

World Refugee Day at Canterbury Girls High School, NSW - (29 June 2005)
The theme for World Refugee Day this year was courage. It takes courage not to give up hope as a refugee and to make a new start in life...

Student Leadership Equity Forum - 2005 - (10 May 2005)
Following the success of our pilot forum in December, 2004, Western Sydney Region held a Student Leadership Equity Forum in April this year...

A rainbow of colours and cultures - (30 March 2005)
Hundreds of students from several Sydney schools lit up Sydney Town Hall with their bright costumes and exuberant performances in celebration of Harmony Day...

HARMONY DAY 21 MARCH 2005 - Poster Competition - (28 January 2005)
B'nai B'rith is conducting a poster competition to select student art work that supports the ideals of Harmony Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Themes for the 2005 poster competition are: Moving Forward Together; A Fair Go for All and Celebrating Diversity...

Student Leadership Equity Forum, Western Sydney Region - (06 January 2005)
On Tuesday 7 December, Western Sydney Region, with the support of the Multicultural / ESL Consultant, unfolded a new initiative, a Student Leadership Equity Forum...

School initiatives archive: 2003-2004

Beverly Hills Intensive English Centre Multicultural Spring Fair - (23 September 2004)
NSW Governor Marie Bashir said there had been many times in her life when she had felt proud. But on Thursday Dr Bashir told those gathered for the Multicultural Spring Fair at the Beverly Hills Intensive English Centre that she had never felt more proud than she felt at that moment...

Sorry Day March - (30 July 2004)
Two Year 11 Aboriginal Studies students from St John the Evangelist High School, Nowra, Alyce and Lucy opened the Sorry Day March held at Kiama Quarry in May this year...

Cultural exchange NSW north coast schools meet Sierra Leone Youth Group - (27 February 2004)
In December 2003, 16 members of the Sierra Leone Youth Group from Sydney visited the north coast of NSW to share their culture and experiences with school students...

Granville Poets - (12 January 2004)
Students from Granville District, NSW schools have published a collection of poems called Granville Poets. The poems were written for submission to the 2003 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. Students could choose Moving On or a theme of their own for their poetry...

Parramatta District NSW Young Poets Anthology - (20 December 2003)
Parramatta District celebrated National Literacy and Numeracy Week with a poetry competition for all students, Kindergarten to Year 12. This culminated in the publishing of the Young Poets Anthology 2003. Included in the collection is a multicultural category in which students were encouraged to celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity...

Mural Links World Cultures - (15 October 2003)
The essence of community participation has been celebrated in Waverley Public School's Cultural Diversity Program. Collaboration and cooperation within the whole school community ensured that a rich program investigating Australian cultural diversity is reflected on the school's walls with the unveiling of a multicultural mural...

Kensington Public School students colourful welcome - (18 August 2003)
Media release from the New South Wales Department of Education and Training featuring the welcome given to delegates to the International Symposium on Paediatric Pain at Darling Harbour in Sydney by students of Kensington Public School!...

Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition - (25 June 2003)
This annual competition is open to government and non-government secondary schools in the southern districts of New South Wales...

Getting on with life! - (18 June 2003)
The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) and The Body Shop Australia have partnered to run a national campaign in 2003. The campaign will celebrate cultural diversity and highlight the positive contribution refugees and asylum seekers make to Australian society...

The Mix Web Design Competition 2003 - (27 May 2003)
In this year's competition, students from all schools in South Australia have been asked to design a website that reflects their strategies and best practices for countering racism...

Friends Through Film - (02 May 2003)
Our project aims to build understanding, tolerance and friendship between two diverse high school communities...

Bronte Public School students sing in harmony for peace - (12 April 2003)
Kindergarten to Year 6 students at Bronte Public School started Harmony Day 2003 with a whole school understanding of what makes a harmonious Australian society...

Celebrating Harmony at St Brigid's School - (07 April 2003)
Harmony Day was a major event at St Brigid's Primary School, Kilburn, South Australia this year. With a diverse cultural and linguistic community, there was much to celebrate...

Harmony Day 2003 at Mount Gambier High School, SA - (28 March 2003)
It was a strange irony that Mount Gambier High School celebrated Harmony day 2003 in the full knowledge that war in the Persian Gulf had just begun...

School initiatives archive: 2001-2002

Celebrating community: Ashfield says no to racism - (23 December 2002)
Ashfield Public School is a culturally diverse primary school located in the inner-west of Sydney. It has a population of approximately 250 students of whom 90% are from non-English speaking backgrounds...

Fairfield and Liverpool Refugee and Anti-Racism Forum - (02 December 2002)
On October 31, 2002 the Fairfield and Liverpool Districts of the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) held a refugee and anti-racism forum as a follow-up to the successful 2001 Anti-Racism Forum.

Stand up! Speak out! 2002 Anti-racism education conference - (30 September 2002)
On 7th September 2002, the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Teachers Federation for the first time jointly hosted an anti-racism education conference for educators and students. The conference which was held at the Australian Technology Park, Redfern, aimed to explore the ways in which Australia and Australians represent themselves...

The Mix Web Design Competition - (11 August 2002)
On Tuesday 9th April students, parents, grandparents, teachers, friends and representatives of the government, education and multicultural sectors in South Australia gathered at the Migration Museum to celebrate the conclusion of The Mix Web Design Competition. The competition, co-ordinated by the Multicultual Communities Council SA and ...

Moorefield Girls promoting community harmony - (24 July 2002)
For almost a decade the students and staff at Moorefield Girls High School have been actively promoting cultural diversity and countering discrimination through the work of the Multicultural Anti-Discrimination (MAD) group...

Making a difference - Taking public education to the education of the public - (21 May 2002)
In 1990, Crookwell Public School wanted to initiate change to deliver the mandates of government policies, in particular the multicultural policy. The staff and P&C agreed to become involved in the International Internship Program, Tokyo...

Kegworth Primary students say no to racism! - (15 April 2002)
Recently Class 4/5S at Kegworth Public School wrote expositions on the theme Racism does not belong in our society! The Racism. No way! website provided the stimulus for some very interesting and encouraging discussion and some well considered and written expositions...

Multicultural Perspectives Speaking Competition 2001 - (03 October 2001)
On September 19th the finals of the Southern Districts (NSW) Multicultural Perspectives Speaking Competition 2001 were held at the Conservatorium of Music in Wollongong...