Visitors to Jasper Road Public School at Baulkham Hills were greeted with orange balloons and a sign that read ‘‘you plus me equals us’’ on Harmony Day.
Music of all sorts drifted from the school’s hall where pupils were introduced to African drumming and examples of dance from China, Mexico, Argentina and India.
On Monday, pupils from kindergarten to year 2 were taught ‘‘Heads, shoulders, knees and toes’’, Bollywood-style, by performers from education-based social enterprise Cultural Infusion.
Their older peers experienced the multicultural fun on Wednesday.
Year 4 pupils Annabelle Thorpe and Aimee Wilson said they had friends from Greek, Dutch and Asian backgrounds at school.
Annabelle said Harmony Day was special for many reasons.
‘‘We can celebrate that we have so many different people and beliefs and cultures in Australia,’’ she said.
Aimee said she looked forward to dancing on Harmony Day.
‘‘To me Harmony Day is where the community comes together and talks about cultural diversity,’’ she said.
‘‘Regardless of what culture they come from they all have something special to them.’’