Sydney – Celebrating cultural diversity: International Food Day! – 1 March 2024

International Food Day at Lexis Manly!

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At Lexis Manly, we believe in embracing diversity and celebrating different cultures from around the world. What better way to honour our multicultural school than through the universal language of food? Today, our students hailing from different corners of the globe, had the opportunity to showcase the culinary treasures from their home countries as we came together to celebrate International Food Day. From traditional family recipes to street food favourites, this event was like no other!

International Food Day was not just a celebration of various cuisines; it was a celebration of the diverse backgrounds and traditions that make up our Lexis Manly community. One of the greatest strengths of our campus is its diversity, from our staff to our students, we all come from different countries, speak different languages, and have different customs and traditions. International Food Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate this diversity and learn from each other’s unique culinary traditions.

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Some of our Brazilian students & teachers!

 🌍 Celebrating Global Flavours: 

As we gathered in the school lounge, adorned with flags representing various countries, the air was filled with anticipation and excitement. Students, teachers, and staff members contributed dishes from their respective home countries, creating a vibrant buffet of flavours and aromas. As our students sampled dishes from different countries, they not only expanded their culinary horizons but also gained insights into the traditions, customs, and values of differing cultures.

One of the most beautiful aspects of our Lexis community is its diversity. We have students from various cultural backgrounds, each bringing their unique traditions, flavours, and recipes to the table. International Food Day was the perfect opportunity to showcase this diversity and celebrate it altogether.

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Our Colombian students!

🤝 Cultural Exchange & Learning:

Events like International Food Day play a vital role in promoting inclusivity and understanding. By coming together to celebrate our cultural differences through food, we send a powerful message of unity and acceptance to each and everyone of our students.  Through shared meals and shared experiences, we strengthen the bonds that unite us as a Lexis Manly community. Through this event, our students were able to celebrate diversity, foster cultural appreciation, and strengthen bonds of friendship with their classmates.

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Our students from Turkey!

🥰 Creating Lifelong Memories:

For many students, International Food Day will be one of the many highlights of their school experience, creating lasting memories that they will cherish for years to come. Whether it was the excitement of trying new foods, the joy of sharing a meal with friends, or the pride of showcasing their own cultural heritage, this event will leave a lasting impression on all of our students.

Events like these remind us that food has the power to transcend language and cultural barriers, bringing people together in joyous celebration. We are grateful for the opportunity to explore the flavours of the world and look forward to many more culinary adventures in the future with our awesome students at Lexis Manly! Have more of a look below of the outstanding efforts our students put into the day and the awesome memories that were created:

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Our incredible students from Mongolia!
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The wonderful Jessie from Taiwan!

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Our awesome Polish student Dorota!
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Our Chilean students from the evening!
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Some of our Swiss students; Iris, Stefanie & Vanessa!

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Our Argentinian evening students who cooked up some amazing food!

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Our Thai students with our teacher Sam (who is also from Thailand!)
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Our awesome Japanese students!
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Our teachers Steve & Nat serving up some Australian snacks!
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Some classic Aussie snacks for our evening students; Tim tams, Shapes, Mini Pavlovas and Vegemite Sandwiches!


Thank you to everyone for joining!


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