TAFE NSW Libraries Celebrate Harmony Day


The Gosford campus ESOL section organised a BBQ and smorgasbord of cultural dishes, a concert featuring cultural fashion parade, Japanese language teaching, music, singing and dancing. The library participated with a promotional table with balloons, ribbons and stickers.

Cessnock Campus hosted a Harmony Day BBQ and students enjoyed the occasion by gathering in the canteen. The food was cooked by the wonderful Edwina who manages the canteen, catering for approx 60 students who devoured sausage sandwiches complete with homemade coleslaw, onions and a variety of condiments, all washed down with orange or apple juice. Childrens’ Services students provided the decorations for the event and the library and were asked to include what “Harmony Day” meant to them. The sentiments behind their decorations were wonderful.

Newcastle Campus staff and students enjoyed sampling delicious food from around the world. Students brightened up the day with colourful traditional fashion!

If you are interested in learning more about other cultures or finding support resources, start by having a look at these LibGuides:

Aboriginal Studies and ATSI Cultural Arts  

Education SupportEnglish and ESOL  

Hunter and Central Coast Websites  

Multiculturalism and Travel, Tourism, Event Management & Outdoor Recreation

Harmony Day at Cessnock

The 28th March Fruit and Yoghurt Harmony Day Celebration was, true to its name, very harmonious indeed! A large crowd gathered in front of the office at about 10:30am and it was non-stop serving until 11:30 or so: 65-70 cups were handed out in all!  The looks on the faces of the Children’s Services little ones getting their fruit ‘n’ yoghurt cups was priceless!

It couldn’t have come off nearly as well without the help and support of a few of the usual suspects:

  • Linda Jones for her terrific organising, poster creating and fruit/yoghurt serving
  • Librarian extraordinaire Kay Rees and admin whiz Wendy Shafer for their expert yoghurt/fruit dispensing (and consumption!)
  • Edwina in the canteen for her professional fruit purchasing and chopping services
  • Walter Upton for his heavy lifting and setting up of tables

Thank you everyone for making this such a great event!


Harmony Day 2017

Check out all the creative and colourful Library displays for Harmony Day 2017! Keep an eye out for events at your local campus this week.