UN World Day of Tolerance, Shepparton


Tolerance Day 2015

Tolerance Day at Sirius College was a great event – even the flies appreciated us being there! Photos coming soon! Thanks to Cr Dinny Adem, Thon Thon and Sam Atukorala of Ethnic Council, along with Sirius College, and the students from the English Language School at St Georges Road.



UN World Day of Tolerance began with an event at Sirius College, Shepparton.

There was a welcome and opening by Rev. Chris Parnell of the Shepparton Interfaith Network. Councillor Dinny Adems gave the opening address on Tolerance, and cited Martin Luther King on tolerance and living together.

Students from St Georges Road School English Language Centre then gave talks. One student shared his own experience of migrating to Australia and losing friends and family due intolerance. These speakers were followed by Primary Students from Sirius College, who spoke on What is tolerance?, one read a Poem on Tolerance, and another primary student shared the story of a refugee’s experience and linked this to tolerance experienced in Australia.

Sirius College Secondary College students then spoke on Tolerance, raising issues of trust, acceptance and understanding of the other. Art competition winner Ahmet Torun received a certificate of prize winning and a prize was awarded by Mr Sam Atukorala of Shepparton and District Ethnic Council, promoters of UN World Day of Tolerance in collaboration with Shepparton Interfaith Network.

Thanks are extended to the ladies who prepared lunch, St Georges Road Primary School, Shepparton English Language Centre, Greater Shepparton City Council, and special thanks to Sirius College for providing the venue.

Tolerance Celebration – Kidstown

We have another Tolerance Day event coming at Kidstown on Friday. All are invited to come!!!

Come and experience the Welcome to Country, and the Smoking Ceremony! Come and listen to the students give their talks and their cultural presentations!!! Free Lunch, and Free entertainment and activities for the students, young and old!

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