I am always deeply moved as I watch the parade of flags, appreciate the beauty of the dances, see the artistry in traditional clothing, and enjoy the wide range of tastes and smells that our wonderful families prepare.
There is so much to appreciate in each other’s cultural background, and it is always wonderful for us to see so many parents, grandparents, friends and students enjoying the day together.
With all that has been happening in school in preparation for next week’s Cultural Day, along with Wednesday’s UN Day celebrations, I have been reminded of one of the courses I did at university.
The course was focused on developing multicultural understanding and for my final presentation I decided to focus on the vital role that parents play in this process.
Below, I have included an excerpt from one researcher that I came across in my studies. She discusses the role that parents play and the impact that they have on their child’s multicultural understanding.
I hope that before our cultural celebration and all the feasting and fun that it involves, you will be inspired and challenged to reflect on how best to help your child prepare for the diverse world in which we live.