Gordon International students achieve academic excellence

Three students from the Gordon International School have received Certificate of Excellence Awards for scoring well in the International Education Agency (IEA) system testing.

They are  10-year-old Mapule Popu from Manus Province, 14-year-old Heni Dia Guba from Hanuabada, NCD and 15-year-old Barry Mangipu from East New Britain and Southern Highlands Province.

The three students scored over 90 out of 100 marks in the English subject exams of the system test.

The testing is held every year for all IEA schools in PNG since 2014.

This symbolises the PNG IEA students’ achievements within the international body.

The IEA curriculum is made up of a curriculum put together from right throughout the world, especially in the developed countries including Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States, plus the PNG curriculum all put together.

IEA executive director and chief executive officer, Joe Lalie congratulated the students and said that this is a great achievement.

Lalie said, “We can say that our children have achieved at that level in the world.

“We are not taking this lightly as it is important that we acknowledge what our students are doing.”

Lalie said IEA continuous to provide 40 years of educating students in the country and education is the most important thing.

“You’re very fortunate children in PNG having to be educated by the IEA to be productive members in society and grow up to be future leaders,” Lalie told the students.

He thanked the parents for all the support over the years.

Heni and Barry said were privileged to receive the awards and said it was very challenging but their hard work have paid off.

Heni, who wants to be a doctor when she grows up, encouraged her classmates to keep going no matter how hard life gets because you achieve greater things in the end.

Barry, who wants to be a pilot when, encouraged his fellow students to keep studying hard to achieve what they dream of achieving in life.

School Principal Lucy Kula said these results shows a leap forward for the school and encourages all other IEA students throughout the country to work hard.

Picture by Ian Kially

Quintina Naime