Gordon International School

PO Box 1825, Boroko, Papua New Guinea
Phone: +675 325 4088 • Fax: +675 325 6969

Principal: Raphael Sapea

Deputy Principal Curriculum: Petra Arifeae

Deputy Principal Administration: Peter Rama

We offer Pre School to Grade 8 education

Our student population is 530

Classroom teachers: 18

Library teacher: 1

ICT Specialist teacher: 1


Our Past

The suburb of Gordon was planned and established in the late 1960's. It is located in the Waigani Valley of Port Moresby. When the school was first opened in 1969, as a co-educational day school, it was known as Gordon's Estate Primary. The school was administered by the Papua New Guinea Department of Education. It was later known as Gordon's Multi Racial School. In 1977, the school became a member of the International Education Agency and was known as Gordon International Primary School.

Our School Today

Gordon International School, as it exists today, strives to provide a high quality education for middle class Papua New Guineans.

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. Children at the school experience tje rich cultures and the traditions of life in Papua New Guinea more so than other private schools in the country.

School Facilities

Gordon International School is located on the corner of Nuana Road and Henao Drive, Gordon. It is in an ideal location easily accessible by road from any part of the city.

The two story classroom buildings are surrounded by beautiful tropical rain-trees. The school's facilities include a spacious, well equipped library, a 25 meter swimming pool, sealed basketball and netball court, a covered assemble hall, music room and home economics and science facilities


There are at least two streams at each grade level from Preparatory Year through to Grade 8. Classes are of mixed ability and the school has a strong emphasis on child-centred learning.

Gordon International School proudly boasts that its teaching staff is made up exclusively of Papua New Guinean teachers. As an IEA member school we believe in the process of 'localisation' and are leading the way in this area. Part of Gordon's role within this system is to further develop the teaching skills, qualifications and professionalism of citizen teachers. To this end, the school has a full time Teacher Development Officer working closely with classroom teachers.

Each classroom teacher is responsible for the overall education of the children in his or her care but is ably supported by specialist subject teachers in the curriculum areas of Music, Library Skills and Computer Skills. As well as this support, each classroom teacher has a Teacher Assistant to help with both classroom management requirements and in the educational process.


As a member of the IEA, the school works a four term year; with each term being ten teaching weeks long. Between terms one and two, and terms three and four there is a one week vacation while between terms two and three there is a three week break.

Our school hours commence at 8.00am until 2.30pm. There is a 30-minute break at 10.00am and a 45-minute lunch break at 12.30pm. The timetable is run on eight 40-minute lessons each day.

The school takes part in school sports competitions with other international schools in Port Moresby. It also celebrates teaching and learning with the community through regular school assemblies.

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