Goroka International School serves the
community of Goroka town in the Highlands of Papua New
Guinea.The community comprises of small businesses,
a university, aid services and support services. The
main industry is centred on the production, processing
and sale of coffee.
There are 8 nationalities represented
in our student population about 60% of whom are citizens
of PNG. The school is organised into three clusters;
Early Learning from Early childhood learning to Kindy/Preparatory,
Middle years from grade one to six and high school
from Grade 7 to Grade 12.
The school is currently going through
its modernization phase with the completion of a new
classroom block at end of 2007. This block contains
four spacious rooms, three of them allocated to the
high school classes one is being used as a temporary
library. In addition, there is a networked computer
laboratory and a multi purpose room for basic technology.
It is anticipated that the current science laboratory
will be fully renovated to fully house the science
lab on one side and a food laboratory on the other
side. This is expected to be completed by the end of
term in 2008.
are extensively landscaped with gardens, play equipment
and contain the school
oval, basketball court and the onsite accommodation
areas for teachers and the principal. The school offers
the IEA curriculum
for all students as well as the PNG syllabus in grade
6 - 10. Students in grade 8, 10 & 12 are eligible
to sit for the public exams conducted by the Papua
New Guinea Department of Education (PNGDOE). Grade
8 students who qualify receive a Certificate in Basic
Education, Grade 10 students receive a High School
Certificate and the Grade 12 students receive a Higher
School Certificate. Students who complete Grade 12
are either selected to continue their education at
tertiary levels or enter direct employment. The school
will be graduating the pioneer Grade 12 class in 2009.
It is our vision to provide a complete pathway to education
from early learning all the way through to grade 12.
This will make us a truly one-stop school.
Parents are encouraged to participate
in the learning of their children and are welcome to
become part of the school through membership of the
Parents and Friends Association and the Board of Governors.
Our School, Our Place
Goroka International School (GIS) is
a member school of the International Education Agency
(IEA) of Papua New Guinea. A school system that has
been providing quality private schooling from Early
Childhood through to Grade 12 and career targeted workplace
training in 20 schools throughout a majority of major
centres right around the country for over 30 years.
GIS is one of three schools in the highlands
of Papua New Guinea and is located in the eastern-most
highlands province of Eastern Highlands. The school
has been operating continuously since the early sixties
in three different sites until the last decade when
the three sites were amalgamated with the Middle School
to form the school behind the Raun Raun Theatre and
the Early Childhood School which was located within
the Lutheran Church yard from the other side of the
road from where we are.
leave us and go on to other schools within Goroka,
PNG, and in countries around
the world continue to be very competitive and even
proving to be extremely good in academic, sports & technological
pursuits. Students who are gifted are always accelerated
to the next level.
We provide quality education
- through the implementation of IEA
Curriculum designed for our International Schools.
- our teachers are trained to deliver
the IEA Curriculum.
- our teachers receive ongoing training
and development from IEA Consultants.
- students access computers in a small
computer lab to develop literacies so important in
the modern world.
- our facilities are modern and purpose
- Goroka International is a member of
the IEA family of 20 schools. As such it shares the
benefits of a larger organisation particularly in
its access to modern professional development for
- provide education of a high academic
standard from early childhood to grade 12
- Implement a curriculum that meets
the learning needs of our students and the expectations
of the parents.
- prepare students for the 21st century.
- implement teaching and learning approaches
that enthuse students and meet their diverse learning
- develop a school that meets the physical,
social and emotional needs of our students.
- develop a school environment that
promotes discipline and respect.
- implement a strong extra-curricular
- ensure all students achieve a high
level of oral and written English.
- ensure there is a spiraling development
of skills or complexity of thought in dealing with