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Cultural Mufti Day


In July this year, a group of our Year 11-13 students are going to Samoa, as part of an Outreach field trip where they are given the opportunity to continue building a relationship with Chanel College in Apia, Samoa. They will practice their understanding of Catholic Social Justice while making a difference to those in need.

On Tuesday the school had a cultural mufti day in support of those students travelling to Samoa for the Social Sciences/Outreach trip.

Students were asked to bring a gold coin donation and to come dressed in their national dress reflecting their cultural heritage the best way they could, to help fundraise for the Samoa trip.

An assembly was held for the whole school at the beginning of the day, where the Samoan group performed a cultural dance and song in front of the school.

Students spoke in different languages and stood up in front of the school to show off their cultural clothing.

Parents were invited to attend this assembly and see all the different costumes that the students wore. Some of the traditional outfits that the students wore were from China, Scotland, Britain, Japan, South Africa,Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

One student described how it felt to dress up in their cultural clothing, “I loved that we were given this opportunity to express our culture as we don’t have that many opportunities to show off who we are and where we come from, and I hope that the students travelling to Samoa have a great time.”

A morning tea was put on by the Samoan Outreach group for the parents and teachers that attended the assembly.

Throughout the day, the Outreach trip students were in charge of the sausage sizzle, selling sausages and juice boxes for $2.

Overall, the day was a huge success! The Samoan Outreach group thank all those teachers, parents and students who made this mufti day possible.

Mia Gilchrist