Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.
Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.
Video text transcript
Caroline Glass-Pattison from The Gai-mariagal Group is on screen with Narrabeen Lake in the background
Caroline: Connection to country is essential for community wellbeing.
Aerial shot of Narrabeen Lake
Caroline: And cultural communities have been living on the Northern Beaches for thousands of years.
Aerial shot of cliff tops
Aerial shot of coast and a rockpool
Caroline returns on screen with Narrabeen Lake in the background
Caroline: Warami (welcome)
Tania and James Bell appear on screen with their two children in front of the Baha’i House of Worship in Ingleside
James: We’re very lucky on the Northern Beaches to have so many beautiful cultural communities and spaces.
Outside of the Baha’i House of Worship on a beautiful sunny day.
Interior shot of the temple’s roof with sunlight streaming through the large windows
Panning shot of interior of the temple with seats all lined up facing the front
James: The more you look, the more you find.
Sadiq Aydid appears on screen in front of Dee Why Masjid
Sadiq speaks in Indonesian and English captions on screen: Celebrating culture and diversity
Exterior of Dee Why Masjid on screen
Sadiq: Helps to create a community
A plant sways in the breeze with bright magenta flowers
A stained glass window in Dee Why Masjid appears then a shot of the wooden ceiling
Sadiq: where everyone feels included, respected and welcome.
Volumes of the Quran on a bookshelf
Dhondup Yultse from the Tibetan Community Sydney appears on screen with children dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing behind him
Dhondup: For some of us the journey was long
Children dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing dance
Dhondup: And we’re now proud to share the Northern Beaches with you.
Rev Fr Sasha Radoicic from the Serbian Orthodox Church Pro-Cathedral of St Sava Ingleside appears on screen with the beautiful interior of the church behind him
Rev Fr Sasha Radoicic speaks in Serbian with English captions on screen: We are one of many communities who call this incredible place home.
Exterior of Serbian Orthodox Church Pro-Cathedral of St Sava Ingleside on a beautiful sunny day
Interior shots of the chandelier and frescos at Serbian Orthodox Church Pro-Cathedral of St Sava Ingleside
Rev Fr Sasha Radoicic: So, don’t forget to keep your eyes open and
Manoug Demirjian from the AGBU Alexander Primary School (Armenian), Duffys Forest appears on screen with a tiled Armenian artwork behind him
Manoug speaks in Armenian with English captions on screen: Remember what is worth celebrating.
School students from AGBU Alexander Primary School (Armenian), Duffys Forest appear and wave to the camera
Artwork of Mount Ararat on the school grounds
Manoug: Let’s sing with one voice
School students from AGBU Alexander Primary School (Armenian), Duffys Forest are in their school playground
All students shout: Happy Harmony Week!
A collage of all speakers in the video appears
All speakers say: Happy Harmony Week
White screen with text in black font: Happy Harmony Week
White screen with black animated Northern Beaches Council logo