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PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools

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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.


Over the last two years, strong foundations have been established between PNG and Australian partner schools participating in the initiative -- despite COVID-19 travel restrictions preventing face-to-face learning.

View a collection of the project videos below.

2020 Highlights

Through the many challenges of COVID-19, in 2020, the PNGAus Partnership​ Secondary Schools (PASS) initiative has built on the strong foundations and relationships established in 2019. As shown in this highlights video, to address the urgent priority of building digital capacity amid the unprecedented disruption to schooling, across the year, participants engaged in digital activities, connected with each other to collaborate on projects and professional learning covering themes including STEM, Leadership, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WaSH), and Wellbeing. 

Tokstori bilong COVID-19 - Stories of PNG and Australia

This video compilation showcases the creative pieces produced by participating PNG and Australian schools as part of the PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools' first digital project, Tokstori bilong COVID-19 – Stories of PNG and Australia. 

Project WaSH-W // Water, Sanitation, Health and Wellbeing

This video compilation showcases the innovative solutions designed by participating PNG and Australian schools as part of the PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools' second digital project, Project WaSH-W (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Wellbeing). 


2016 AEF Autumn School


  • Dr Kathleen Turner, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute
  • Mr Mohamad Abdalla, Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University
  • Dr Indigo Willing OAM, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
  • Mr Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and previously Director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in NSW
  • Mr Keith Shangare, Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks

Women and Girls in Leadership

In this video, women and girls participating in the PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools share their learning reflections on leadership and change from their involvement in the initiative in 2020. 

2020 World Teachers' Day Message

In 2020, World Teachers' Day celebrated “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. Across both Australia and Papua New Guinea, teachers have been working individually and collectively to find solutions and create new environments to ensure that learning could continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Teachers' Day provided a great opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful teachers in the PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools initiative community with a special message of thanks from students.  

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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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