Busu Secondary School

Busu gets new printer

The donation took place on Friday, March 8th, with Remington Technology's Group Marketing Manager, Esther Gegelagi, and Account Manager, Max Paul representing the company. 

The printer donation marks Remington Technology’s ongoing initiative to support local communities and educational institutions where it operates.

PNG’s young violinist

Grade 11 student at the Busu Secondary School in Lae, Charlene Sahoto, went viral after a video of her playing the violin at their recent school exhibition was uploaded on social media.

The 17-year-old, who is from Manus and Bougainville, dreams of being part of an international orchestra; playing on a stage with other like-minded musicians, touching hearts and minds with their melodies.

With her family’s support, Charlene is steadily walking towards her dream following her acceptance into Fountainview Academy in Canada.

DPM Rosso applauds Busu Secondary

Rosso outlined that out of 426 high and secondary schools throughout PNG, Digicel Foundation chose Busu because of its discipline and high academic performance.

When officiating at the opening of the new 4-in-1 double classroom on Monday, March 13th, Rosso told the students: “It always blesses my heart when I come here and see all those beautiful smiles on your faces and the cleanliness of Busu and everything else. I should say, this reflects on your staff, your principal, your board of management, na yupla yet.”

K1.6m Busu classroom opened

The building, complete with an additional K50,000 computer lab, is set aside for the Grade 12 and 11 science students.

Speaking at the event, chairman of the Digicel PNG Foundation, Michael Henao, said they have been looking forward to the opening of the two-storey K1.6 million building, which is the highest amount the Foundation has ever spent on a single classroom.

Busu has high retention rate

During the recent head teachers and principals’ conference, hosted at the Lae Secondary School, chairman Chris Raymond revealed the results of the schools in the province, saying of Busu’s 386 Grade 10 students, 333 were eligible for Grade 11 this year.

“Only 50 missed out on selections,” he stated. “In terms of ranking, Bugandi ranked 10, Busu ranked number 1. They have an 87 percent retention rate.”

The Lae Christian Academy was ranked second since out of its 20 Grade 10 students, 15 continued while 5 missed out, giving it a retention rate of 75 percent.

K1.6m classroom for Busu

Students and staff warmly welcomed the Digicel Foundation team on the 1st of June to the groundbreaking of the new 4-in-1 double-storey classroom.

The infrastructure is valued at K1.6 million, which is, by far, the highest amount the Foundation has ever spent on a single classroom.

Busu principal, George Noble, acknowledged Digicel PNG’s head of regions and general managers, consumer sales, Brian Malone, for putting him in touch with the Foundation’s CEO, Serena Sasingian.

Give Students The Opportunity: Inspector

This encourages them to conduct their own research which in turn, leads to independent learning.

Morobe senior secondary school inspector, Gibson Dom, made this statement after visiting a number of impressive booths set up by Busu Secondary School students.

Dom was part of the education division team that visited students’ setups and interacted with them today on day one of Busu’s expo. The two-day event ends tomorrow.

Busu hosts 2-day expo

Principal George Noble, the man behind the school’s academic excellence, initiated the event in 2018 as a fundraising drive to build teachers’ accommodation, as well as to exhibit the students’ knowledge and skills.

“Many of our teachers were living outside the school compound and I was thinking that, if teachers are coming to the school compound, they can deliver more,” he stated.

“If they are staying outside, they cannot deliver to the students properly; sometimes there are traffic problems or ethnic clashes and they cannot come.

Lae schools of excellence

Busu and Lae secondary will be upgraded to reflect their status.

Under the leadership of principal George Noble, Busu Secondary School has been making significant academic leaps since 2016.

Morobe’s provincial program advisor – education, Keith Tangui, acknowledged this fact, saying this was the reason why Busu secondary, along with Lae secondary, will become schools of excellence.

Busu secondary’s growth

The school’s Deputy Principal – Administration, Samba Lames, attributed this to a strict principal and an initiative that started in 2008.

Busu became a secondary school in 2006 with its first Grade 11 intakes. The school, however, was struggling academically and financially until 2016, when their new principal, George Noble, arrived.

Speaking to media after the school’s 14th Grade 12 graduation, Deputy Principal – Administration, Lames, attributed Busu’s infrastructural and academic development to Noble.