Stage 3 Multisport Social Gala Day at King Edward Park in Raymond Terrace Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale News Of The Area Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago Sport by News Of The Area - Modern Media - December 13, 2018 Year 9 students from Irrawang High hosted the Social Multisport Gala Day for Stage 3. WITH high school only weeks away for some Stage 3 students, they can now feel more comfortable heading to Irrawang High. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE On 4 December almost three hundred Stage 3 students from Wirreanda, Medowie, Irrawang, and Grahamstown Public Schools participated in a non-competitive Multisport Gala Day at King Edward Park in Raymond Terrace. The day provided future Irrawang students the opportunity to meet each other in a non competitive environment before they merge together in high school. For the third year, Irrawang High students from Year 9 accompanied by their PE teacher Mr Hurley, have hosted the Multisport Gala Day. The day included netball, oztag, and soccer for which the Year 9 students participated as coaches and officials. The Stage 3 students were given the opportunity to mix teams between all four schools with the day’s emphasis being on having fun. Wirreanda Public School teacher Mr Patrick Hay told News Of The Area, “This year we had two students that took part as the first ever year 6 group three years ago.” This was an opportunity for them to give back as sports leaders and forge new relationships with future Irrawang students. Mr Hay said, “At the end of the day we ask the students to name people from other schools that they will be going to school with at Irrawang High School.” It is also a great opportunity for some Stage 3 students to build relationships with junior high school leaders before their arrival at Irrawang High. In addition to helping the younger students feel welcome and comfortable with high school, the voluntary hours given by the Year 9 students will contribute towards the prospective Sports Leadership Academy in 2019. The Sports Leadership Academy is an extra-curricular program being introduced in Irrawang High in 2019. Irrawang PE teacher Mr Damian Hurley said, “Irrawang currently has some fantastic kids that do a lot of voluntary sports leadership during recess, lunch, Gala Days and more.” “They give freely of their time, with very little in return.” “The Sports Leadership Academy will recognise the time these students put into extra curricular activities.” By Kelly MAY Stage 3 students from Medowie, Wirreanda, Grahamstown and Irrawang primary schools. Stage 3 students playing netball at the Gala Day.