Baulkham Hills students celebrate diversity

Catrina Chen and Betty Zhuang in costume. Picture: Natalie Roberts
Catrina Chen and Betty Zhuang in costume. Picture: Natalie Roberts
Julie Hoang, Catrina Chen, Betty Zhuang  and Helen Zhang in coustume. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Julie Hoang, Catrina Chen, Betty Zhuang and Helen Zhang in coustume. Picture: Natalie Roberts

A student performs a Chinese piano piece. Picture: Natalie Roberts

A student performs a Chinese piano piece. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Seethal Bency, Fiona Guo, Vaidehi Mahapatra, Al-Amin Chowdhury and Sagarika Dey dressed brightly for multicultural day. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Seethal Bency, Fiona Guo, Vaidehi Mahapatra, Al-Amin Chowdhury and Sagarika Dey dressed brightly for multicultural day. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Wendy Deng and Aharthie Ganeshamoorthy swapped traditional outfits on their school's multicultural day. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Wendy Deng and Aharthie Ganeshamoorthy swapped traditional outfits on their school's multicultural day. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Jesse Mathew flies the flag. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Jesse Mathew flies the flag. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Nikhil Kuchi and Simran Dhaliwal. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Nikhil Kuchi and Simran Dhaliwal. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Musical performances lent a sweet note to lunch time in the school quadrangle. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Musical performances lent a sweet note to lunch time in the school quadrangle. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Akile Numan at her school's multicultural day. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Akile Numan at her school's multicultural day. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Mahjong and world trivia were the preferred playground games during multicultural day celebrations at Baulkham Hills High School today.

Wendy Deng and Aharthie Ganeshamoorthy, both in year 11, helped organise the day which included games, cultural musical performances and tattoos from a professional henna artist.

Year 11 students invited their schoolmates to join in a Bollywood flash mob at recess.

Lebanese foods, lamingtons, dumplings and other Asian dishes were served up on Wednesday.

The event was a high-spirited finale to the school’s Anti-Discrimination, Acceptance and Awareness (AAA) Week, organised by year 12 students to help combat bullying and celebrate diversity.

There are more than 40 nationalities at the school.

Aharthie said she enjoyed being part of a culturally-diverse group.

‘‘I think there’s not a lot of discrimination because everybody is different and people are more accepting, probably because they’ve experienced discrimination themselves and know how it feels,’’ she said.