School to focus on English


A PRIVATE secondary school in Port Moresby established a year ago is focusing on teaching extra English subjects to improve students’ understanding in other subjects
“When students have good understanding of English, they will be able to perform better in other subjects,” Pacific Pan Education Agency Director John Nema told The National during the students’ registration last week.
“The students that we are selecting are drop-outs and so apart from the core subject English we are teaching reading and phonics.
“There will be an hour dedicated to reading everyday at school.
“Students are required to bring a book each where they exchange at the end of each week until the end of the semester.”
Nema said life skill courses would also be taught with the core subjects required by the Education Department.
“We are just providing what the government is doing as an alternative school for those students that are falling back,” he said
Nema said over 100 students had been registered and ten experienced teachers with subject specialties who had been teaching in state schools would start teaching them on Monday.
He told The National that as per the advice from the inspection by the Education Department, the school was required to have a library and a science laboratory which it was working on.
He said the registration would close by end of this month.
Information desk and student registration office located at ‘Liklik Business association building’ between the old Pacific International Hospital and 4-Mile traffic office at Boroko next to the main bus stop.
The school campus is at Gerehu Stage 2.
For more information contact 7201 0591 or 7532 0329.

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