Cultural Week celebrations

Last Wednesday, as part of  our whole-school cultural week celebrations, Su Nei Cieli students shared in a range of festive and dynamic experiences.

In the morning, we stretched, flexed and shouted (when we were asked!) our way through our first taekwondo class. Tully from Orizzonte actually got to punch through a piece of wood!

Later, we enjoyed a presentation by Mr Fagioli on his grandfather’s experience of migrating from Italy to Australia, and got to dance the chicken dance.

That’s not the only dancing we did — we also had a Bollywood dance lesson. It turns out that the teachers are especially good at Bollywood dancing!

We enjoyed a calm and meditative afternoon, making traditional Chinese paper lanterns and taking in a performance of traditional Andean music.

Huge thanks to all the parents and carers who contributed to making our cultural week so special, especially to Gaston’s mum Cathy for the french onion tart cooking class. Yum! Here are some of Su Nei Cieli’s highlights from the day.

“I liked Ciao! Migrating to Australia, and making the onion tarts. The performance was funny and it cheered me up. I also liked the dancing. And the onion tarts were delicious and I had fun cooking them,” says Jackson.

“My favourite thing about cultural week was cooking the onion tart with Gaston’s mum,” says Marley.

“Everything was good, but I really liked the Bollywood dancing. I like learning about other people’s cultures and in Australia we don’t dance much,” says Xavier.

“The music from the Andes was my favourite thing about cultural week. It was a new type of music for me and it was relaxing,” says Vaibhav.

“I really enjoyed learning Indian dances,” says Maryam, “and I really liked the songs that the Andes band did. They were nice to listen to.”

“I liked lantern making and eating my lunch on the oval,” says Emily.

“My favourite thing about the cultural festival was today (Wednesday). It was fun to learn in a different way, about cultures I hadn’t heard of before,” says Finnley.

Friday continued the festivities with some more dancing – this time with a teacher from Indonesia. See below for some of these moments in the hall:

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And concluded with Friday afternoon’s colour run – click here for more on this.

All in all, a great week of cultural celebration and learning!

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