Cultural Diversity

Students at Caralee Community School have a diverse and unique range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Over 25% of students come from either an Aboriginal and Torres Strait background or birth country other than Australia. As a result, students are taught to respect and value individual differences and cultural beliefs.

NAIDOC Week & Harmony Day

Caralee Community School and the Fremantle Language Development Centre have developed a strong tradition of supporting NAIDOC week. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.

The children participate in 'joint school' activities during NAIDOC week and Harmony Day that celebrate the cultural diversity Caralee has to offer.