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Port Moresby International Schools

Ela Murray International School - Web Site Link

In 2000, two leading international schools in Port Moresby amalgamated. The two schools are now known as The Ela Murray International School. The school operates on two sites with a total enrolment of more than 800 students. Around 30 per cent of pupils are from PNG, while the rest are expatriates from all over the world. The school has a strong commitment to child-centred education. Parents are encouraged to be part of their child's learning at Ela Murray and are welcome to participate in class activities. A very active parent group exists and they arrange many social and fund raising activities for the school.

Computer facilities include a dedicated IT classroom on each site. All classrooms have at least one computer. Classrooms are networked with Internet access and all are air-conditioned.

Athletics and swimming carnivals are held each year. Children participate in inter-school sport. A strong schools soccer competition exists. After school activities are provided for students and include many educational, social and recreational activities.

Education was provided from early learning to Grade 2 at the Ela Beach site. A modern, purpose-built Early Learning Area was part of the school and offered an outstanding standard of early childhood education and after school care. This site has now (2005) become the headquarters of the IEA. The Murray Site caters for Grade 3-8. This site boasts a performing arts block, practice facilities for music, an oval, open play areas, assembly area, well-equipped library, science and technology block, tennis, basketball and netball courts, and a 25-metre swimming pool.


Gordon International School

Gordon International School was established in 1992 to provide a high quality education for Papua New Guineans at a price more attuned to the Papua New Guinean economy than many international schools. While most of the children are from Papua New Guinea, there is no bar to parents from other countries choosing to enrol their children here. Indeed, those expatriate children enrolled at the school experience more of the rich culture and traditions of life in Papua New Guinea than many of their counterparts at other international schools.

Classes are of mixed ability and the school has a strong emphasis on child-centred learning. Gordon has a proud record of academic success and consistently performs well in Grade 8 examinations. In 2003 Gordon will welcome its middle school students onto the main site in Gordon so that the school will be a Prep - Grade 8 school on one site.


Korobosea Boroko East International School

This school is situated on two sites. Boroko East caters for Prep to Grade 2 and also has an Early Learning Centre. Its grounds provide a very attractive learning environment with the rain forest, swimming pool and large grounds giving the students lots of room to play. Internationally qualified teachers and the provision of a specifically designed library, well resourced and recently renovated classrooms and computers in all classrooms ensure that all students receive a quality education.

Korobosea, Grade 3-8, is also well resourced with an excellent library, computer and sporting facilities, and a swimming pool. The school uses the IEA curriculum and also prepares students for the PNG public examinations at the end of Grade 8. The school has a very high reputation as one of the top academic schools in the country, due in part to its excellent performance in these examinations.

The school has a web site that was launched on the 15th of March 2005 --


Port Moresby International School (POMIS)

The Port Moresby International School is a Grade 8 - 12 school with an enrolment from 22 different nations and teachers representing 12 different nations. Grade 10 students of all nationalities take the AUstralian Capital Territory (ACT) School Certificate and some also enter for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. In Grade 12 the focus is on the Australian Capital Territory's Grade 11 & 12 Certificate, and the International Baccalaureate.

Students also sit for the PNG School Certificate in Grade 10 and the PNG Higher School Certificate in Grade 12.

The school's extensive extra curricular programs include various cultural events, most notably the United Nations Concert, school musical, rugby tours, and after school activities such as the Interact Club.

The school is well resourced with ample teaching materials. It has a well-stocked library and a range of specialist laboratories, a music room, computer rooms with over 100 networked computers, plus well equipped art, and design technology rooms and excellent sporting facilities.


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