In-service vital for development

In Madang, Tusbab Secondary School has taken the initiative to conduct in-service for its staff, but at the same time inviting other high schools to participate as well.

During the closing ceremony, In-Service trainer Mr Kavagu, the Deputy Principal Administration, highly stressed on the uniformity of delivery within the education system, for quality results to be achieved, in this case, the roll out of SBC in term 3 for all grades 9.

Improve teaching based on curriculum

Speaking at the closing at Malaguna Secondary School was Rabaul District School Inspector, Cecilia Tapil who stressed on the importance of lesson timetables.

“We have to consider that children have a limited attention span and we have to have a variety of activities to keep the children interested,” Tapil said.

She added that equal focus should be given to students in preparatory stages in setting their foundation right.

Support for Lae Community College

The items were presented by the Lae-based Niugini Good Samaritan Foundation, a non-profit organisation that builds partnerships with other groups to address development issues.   

Handing over the materials today was its president, Nera Kame, who outlined the low literacy rate in the country due to inaccessibility and lack of resources.

“We are basically supporting the education sector with the supply of books and other educational materials that can enhance the level of literacy in schools across Papua New Guinea,” said Kame.

NIP plans inservice training week

The program will cover all elementary, primary, secondary, Flexible Open & Distance Education centres, inclusive education and vocational education and training institutions.

Social services chief executive officer, Benson Apelis, said: “The reintroduction of the provincial inservice training week is a way forward to strengthening the capacity of teachers in New Ireland Province.

Term 2 subsidies paid: Secretary

In circular number 24 of 2023, Education Secretary, Dr Uke Kombra, said all school accounts should have been credited by end of last week.

Of the 10,640 schools – from elementary to special education and rehabilitation centres – K154,760,640.25 has been paid out by the government.

“Decentralised provinces are reminded to remit the total funds as allocated to schools immediately,” said Dr Kombra.

“There should be no variation by provinces in the allocations made by the department.

‘Thank you’ is a great reward

She aims to show her students “that through commitment in education, they can make a difference”.

After completing a Bachelor of Education, (Secondary Teaching STEM) at St Peter Chanel Catholic College for Secondary Teacher Education, through an Australia Awards scholarship, she now teaches at Kwip Dau Secondary School in the Western Highlands.

Gethrude loves being a teacher as she learns so many new things.

Inclusive education for all

The organization's Inclusive Education Officer, Noah Agino, has been busy reading his story 'I am Noah' to the children at the Library Learning Centers.

Noah, who has a hearing impairment, shares his experience growing up with the disability, and is joined by Jonathan, who also has a hearing impairment, and Rena, who has mild Autism. 

Both children are thriving in the BbP ECE program and are enthusiastic learners.

Buk bilong Pikinini's programs are designed to be inclusive and welcome children with disabilities to learn alongside their peers. 

Improving education access in Bougainville

The program is an eight-year investment by the Australian Government, aimed at improving teaching and learning practices in Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

The launch of PIE was celebrated by students, teachers, parents, and community members at Hahela Elementary School, located outside of Buka Town.

Rumet: New school facility timely

He said the high enrolment has placed a lot of strain on schools to make spaces available to take in extra students; and schools are struggling with infrastructure to cater for these influx.

MP Rumet highlighted this when witnessing the opening of a new classroom and launching of the 1-6-6 Primary Education Stricture in Volavolo Primary School, Balanataman LLG in Rabaul yesterday.

Schools need to adhere: Official

Assistant secretary of early childhood education, Michael Mera, outlined that upon request by the Provincial Education Board (PEB), a school inspector will visit the proposed institution to see whether it has complied with the minimum operating standard.

Some of the factors that will be taken into consideration include infrastructure, the general environment, catchment areas and teachers.

The inspector then presents the report to the PEB, who will make a provincial recommendation to the general education division within the education department.