Secondary Education

Secondary Education in Sandaun Province must for the time being assume a different definition from that which is to be found in the National Education Plan. NEP covers Secondary Education in the Grades 9 to 12 with lower secondary being Grades 9 to 10 and upper being Grades 11 and 12.


Students including those with special needs in grades 9 to 12 achieve their individual potential to lead productive lives as members of the local, provincial, national and international community and part take of further quality education and training, having undertaken a broad range of subject and work related activities that can be used in everyday life.
Where a primary school has been established, students will access secondary education at Grade 9. Where there is no primary school, students who have completed Grade 6 at community school will commence secondary education at Grade 7 at a high school. Children from remote areas should not be denied the opportunity to undertake secondary education. All parts of the Province will gradually phase out Grades 7 and 8 in high schools.



In some parts of Sandaun Province for the next few years, lower Secondary Education will also embrace Grades 7 and 8. That is to say Grades 7 and 8 will continue to be taught in some high schools in the province until such time as there are sufficient and suitably located, Primary schools to cater for children from even the most remote locations in Grades 7 and 8. Upper secondary education, consistent with the NEP, means Grades 11 and 12.