School marks anniversary


THE Lae Salvation Army Primary School had a double cause to celebrate last Friday.
Apart from its 10th anniversary, the school was also proud that one of its alumni, Yvonne Gabong, was named captain of PNG’s Under 20 women’s team.
Gabong graduated from Lae Salvation Army Primary School in 2014.
Principal Kolai Miria said many of their students have gone into different fields within the last 10 years.
The school’s founding principal and administrator, Max Moore attended the celebration as guest of honour.
Moore was the initial school project builder and provided funding for stage one of school construction from the Blair Morrison Estate.
Moore said Blair Morrison was an expatriate who had a vision to leave his wealth to provide Christian education for children in developing countries.
“The kind gentleman donated K2 million to start the school by Salvation Army in Lae to provide education for many PNG children,” Moore said.
He said the school started as a Christian school to have PNG children unleash the great potential in them. The school is operating with support from parents, through school fees, and its overseas partners’ donations.
Miria said the school was one of the top five in Morobe. “The school has a challenge to provide quality education to children whose parents are highly educated and have enrolled their children here. We have to meet the expectations,” Miria said.
She said the school aimed to provide quality Christian education and meet expectations of the Education Department through implementing its curriculum implementation for the 650 students.

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