Celebrating a day of Harmony Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Photo Gallery Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 29, 2018 Deputy Principal Mr Trent Colley, Principal Mr Paul Baxter and Deputy Principal Ms Liana Gill. LAST week, Irrawang High School, along with schools and and groups across Australia, stood united to celebrate the 8th National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE This annual day provides an opportunity to strengthen consistent messages that bullying, including cyber bullying and violence at school, are never okay. Irrawang High School combined the day with Harmony Day. School representative Lue Fagan told News Of The Area, “At Irrawang High, we traditionally acknowledge this day with Harmony Day, two events that go hand in hand to demonstrate and encourage kindness, respect and inclusiveness.” “We were all entertained by the IHS Drum Corps before and after as well as enjoying a performance by dance ensemble.” The Student Leaders led the assembly. An excerpt from their speech to the school included these important words, “At Irrawang High School we have students and staff who have backgrounds from many different parts of the world including a wide variety of Aboriginal nations from across Australia including the land of the Worimi on which we stand today, Torres Strait Islands, Samoa, Jamaica, Fiji, Maori, the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China, Africa, South America and from all places throughout Europe.” “To live harmoniously in Australia, it is essential that we ensure that everyone from different backgrounds is made to feel equal and involved, and are treated with fairness and respect.” “Some people might look or dress differently from you, but learning more about the cultures and customs of those around you will help you to better understand these differences.” “Remember, differences are not a bad thing, they are what make us unique and special.” “Harmony Day is a day to celebrate and learn more about the things that make us different.” The Student Leaders then spoke to fellow students and staff from some of the many countries asking about their culture, their heritage and their food. The future is brighter with these young people acknowledging important issues in this positive way. By Rachael VAUGHAN Dakota Gordon, Georgia Sulis, Kyah Cox, Jack Fleming and Mitchell Swan. Jack Fleming and Johanee Montano. Liam Sherriff. (left)Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC and Principal Paul Baxter. (right) Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC attended Irrawang High on the day and enjoyed watching the Drum Corp perform.