​School turns into stomping ground

Tabubil International School in North Fly District, Western Province, turned into a stomping ground of traditional dancing and colourful displays as children and parents celebrated PNG’s 42nd Independence Anniversary.

On Tuesday (September 12), students from preparatory to Grade Eight dressed in traditional attire from the four PNG regions of; Highlands, New Guinea Islands, Southern and Momase.

The celebrations began with a prayer followed by the national anthem, flag raising and citing of the national pledge.

School principal James Masa, when welcoming parents and guardians who came to witness the day, thanked them for their time and effort in making sure their children participated in the traditional dances.

The theme for the day was ‘Our Past, Our Present and The Future’.

The celebrations ended with the students having lunch in their respective regional groups.

(Students of Tabubil International, representing the Highlands region, putting on a traditional dance. The activity was part of the school’s Independence Day celebration on Tuesday September 12)


Press release