Ela Murray joins programme

Normal, Sports

The National,Wednesday 17th April, 2013

 THE fast growing Pacific in Union (PIU) programme has now extended its tentacles to the Ela Murray International School in Port Moresby.

PIU in-country manager Paul Joseph said the inclusion of TEMIS under their programme was  a bonus to their expansion within the International Education Agency (IEA) schools.

“We are basically extending the pilot programme that we successfully started last year,” he said.

TEMIS principal Paul Williamson said they were excited to be a part of the six-week PIU programme.

“I’m sure the programme will be­nefit our students in particular towards self-discipline and enjoyment of a team-oriented sport,” he said.

Williamson said the school had already incorporated a similar Wala Rugby programme, of which should be a smooth transition for the students.  

Other IEA schools that are already part of the program are Port Moresby International School (PO­MIS), St Joseph’s Secondary Schools and KoroBoro International School.

Joseph said they would be making a presentation with Gordon’s International School this week to get them on board.

PIU is an AusAID funded programme that uses rugby as a social development and education tool in Pacific countries.