The PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools initiative aims to strengthen relationships between Papua New Guinean (PNG) and Australian secondary schools. Delivered across two years, this initiative will deepen people-to-people links and build secondary education capabilities in STEM, English and student agency.
The pilot initiative saw 12 high performing secondary schools in Papua New Guinea and 12 secondary schools in Australia engage in reciprocal immersion experiences in PNG and Australia during 2019. The program was comprised of:
This initiative was developed under the PNG-Australia bilateral partnership as a new school education initiative enhancing engagement between PNG and Australian schools. The PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools initiative is fully funded by the Australian High Commission in PNG to support schools to stimulate their curiosity, understanding and interest in engaging more deeply with Australia.
Entering its third year, in 2021 the initiative will expand to involve new participants from the same 24 schools as well as representatives from the PNG National Department of Education and 12 Provincial Education Divisions. Investing even more in women’s and girls’ leadership and innovation, the initiative will deepen partnerships by developing intercultural skills and personal connections amongst counterparts.
Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks
The three key objectives of PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools initiative are:
Download the initiative flyer here, featuring key achievements and highlights as well as a map of participating schools.
Follow the conversation on social media with #PNGAusPartnership.
The PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools initiative is managed by Tetra Tech International Development on behalf of the Australian Government, supported by Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, The University of Melbourne. Artwork Acknowledgement.
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