Dapto High School students did hip hop, ate Burmese food and learned about Ethiopia as part of Refugee Week activities.
On Wednesday, the school was the first to participate in a multicultural education program created by the Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families (SCARF) and Wollongong City Council's cultural services.
SCARF project manager Caitlin Drabble said it was the start of a trial program aimed at teaching children about other cultures.
"I think that it was a huge success and it was fantastic to see the excitement and involvement of all the year 7 students," she said.
"Delivering important educative messages in a fun and hands-on environment is a very effective way to truly reach our younger generations. Hopefully we will be able to offer this as a complete program for other local schools within the next few months."