Goroka International School

PO Box 845, Goroka EHP, Papua New Guinea
Phone +675 732 1452• Fax +675 732 2146

Principal: James M Masa

Enrolment: 252 students, ages 2 1/2 to 18 years

High School
Principal, Deputy Principal, Specialist English, Language and Literature Teacher, Specialist Mathematics A and Physics Teacher, Specialist Mathematics B, Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Specialist History, Geography Teacher, Specialist Economics and Business Studies Teacher, Specialst English, Social Sciences and Arts Teacher.

Primary School
Early Childhood Teacher, Kindy/Preparatory Teacher, Grade 1/2 Teacher, Grade 2/3 Teacher, Grade 3/4 Teacher, Grade 5/6 Teacher


About Us

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.

The grounds 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.

Students who 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.

Our Quality

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 designed.
  • 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 its teachers

Our Goals

  • 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 needs.
  • 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 program.
  • 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 a topic.
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