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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.


Following a competitive recruitment process in May-June 2019 and initial orientation and familiarisation activities for PNG participants in July and August in Port Moresby, Australian and PNG participants from selected schools came together in PNG in September-October for a joint learning activity focused on establishing their school partnerships and again in Australia in November for a joint learning activity focused on growing and strengthening their school partnerships.

Strong foundations and great goodwill have been established between PNG and Australian partner schools participating in the initiative in 2019. In order to keep this momentum growing throughout 2020 and 2021, despite COVID-19 travel restrictions preventing face-to-face learning activities to occur, we are running a number of online projects and activities to continue to strengthen the school partnerships and our community and build on the outcomes achieved to date.

The timelines below outline key activities held in 2019 and 2020 so far.

PASS 2019 Timeline
PASS 2020 Timeline


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  • 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

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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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