The National, Thursday 20th September, 2012
By KEVIN PAMBA
MADANG Governor Jim Kas pledged K60,000 to the Madang International School during the school’s Independence celebrations last Friday.
Kas said the money should assist the school fund a trip by its upper primary students to Cairns, Australia, at the end of the year.
Kas also announced that the provincial government would fund a science laboratory for the school next year.
He praised the contributions of the school run by the International Education Agency saying it needed support to expand and he would support it during his term in office.
He said the business boom in Madang spurred by various resource developments would lead to an increase in demand for space by children at the school.
The school has classes only up to Grade 8, forcing parents to take their Grade 9 children to other IEA or private schools or public secondary schools.
It is the first time the Madang government is supporting the independent-run school.
The celebrations began last Thursday with a lunch for parents, students and teachers in the four regional groups and ended the next day with students performing traditional singing and dancing in their regional groups.