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A SHINING example of multiculturalism at its best, Auburn North Public School has hosted a Community Festival Day, the first since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Article By Auburn Review

Principal Mark Harris said that while the school celebrated their multiculturalism every school day, the school’s Community Festival Day was an extra special day when all students, parents and staff came together as one happy, harmonious family to celebrate their own and each other’s cultures.

“With many wearing clothes that reflected their backgrounds, the program included all 640 Kindergarten to Year 6 students performing cultural dances and the K-2 and Year 3 to Year 6 choirs singing a range of beautiful songs,” he said.

Hundreds of families and staff then enjoyed picnic lunches in the school’s picturesque playgrounds while they were entertained by Granville Boys High School’s fabulous bag pipes band.

Ahead of the day, a student said: “I’m excited about Community Festival Day because we will be able to share our traditions, what we do, how we dress and how we dance.

“I will also enjoy learning interesting facts about other cultures and seeing different cultures represented.”
A parent said: “The Community Festival Day is like a festival of Australia, which is my new home. I was so excited to see how so many cultures came together and made one cohesive community where everyone is kind and respectful of each other.”

Every week is Education Week


ONE of the most successful multicultural schools in the world, Auburn North Public School students hail from 60 countries and speak more than 40 different languages.
Article By Parra News

ALL members of the Auburn North FAMILY (ie. students, parents, and staff) believe ‘Every Week is Education Week at Auburn North Public School’. This is because every school day of every week it celebrates student effort and achievement.

Principal Mark Harris says they really are the United Nations, with the school’s theme since 2000 being ‘The Best of all Worlds for 21st Century Learners’.

“This theme reflects the fact that our school is blessed with a rich tapestry of cultures from around the world, where we respect each other and celebrate our own and each other’s cultures,” he said.

A multi award-winning school, Auburn North is proud to be one of the NSW Department of Education’s 10 Ambassador Schools – an official role model for other schools around the State.

In fact, Auburn North was one of the first three schools to be selected due to its outstanding NAPLAN results and K-6 learning outcomes.
Having taught primary schools and high schools in five countries, Principal Harris believes that this year’s contingent of teaching staff at Auburn North, are among the best in the world and he is excited about what 2023 will bring.

“It’s also my 23rd year here so we are sure it will be significant in many ways,” he said. “While there have been so many highlights this year already, I believe the major highlight has been the outstanding teaching and learning that has taken place in every Auburn North classroom every minute of every school day.

“We believe our school community serves as a model for what education can become when students, staff and parents work together in perfect harmony to achieve their vision.

The school’s principal, Mark Harris, has taught in primary schools and high schools in five countries and has been the principal of three schools. He believes the Auburn North students are the most delightful, well-behaved, and motivated students he has met, the parents are the most supportive and respectful he has met, and the leaders and teachers are the most dynamic, talented, hard-working, and professional educators he has seen assembled in any school.

The school community believes that Auburn North is the school for your child if you want your child to:

  • Be happy
  • Love school and love learning
  • Be taught by the most caring and outstanding teachers
  • Develop outstanding literacy and numeracy skills, technology skills, and 21st century learning skills such as collaboration and critical and creative thinking
  • Live and breathe the school’s six values including respect, kindness, and responsibility
  • Become a lifelong learner who will be prepared to succeed in high school and become an excellent young adult