School's  Achievements


Overall Achievements


Goroka Grammar School once again hosted the Eastern Highlands Schools Science Fair that this year attracted a record number of entries from other schools in the province. May 2007
Cieran Kelly in Grade 9 was the outstanding academic student of this school in 2007. He was the winner of three medals for achieving the highest score in the country for three different subjects in the Australasian Schools Examinations. Cieran also achieved another milestone by scoring 43 out of 45 in the grade 9 Science Competition and has been awarded a High Distinction as well as a medal. In this subject he placed highest in the country and has been invited to join the University of New South Wales Alumni Association for medal winners in the International Competitions and Assessments for schools.    2007
The school appointed its first ever female Principal, Mrs. Brenda Kafare. January 2007

There are a total of nine subjects examined in grade twelve and of these subjects, in 2006, this school was placed first in 4 subjects and second in one subject amongst all the schools that have grade 12 students in Eastern Highlands Province. This is an exceptional performance by our students to be ranked first or second in 5 out of 9 subjects when competing with Aiyura National High School, Bena Bena Secondary School, Goroka Secondary School and Kabiufa Adventist Secondary School.

At the national level Goroka Grammar School's performance was probably even more impressive:

  • Goroka Grammar School scored higher than POM Grammar in seven out of nine subjects.
  • Goroka Grammar School scored higher than Port Moresby International School in six out of nine subjects.
  • Goroka Grammar School scored higher than Coronation International School in six out of nine subjects.
  • Goroka Grammar School scored higher than Lae Christian Academy in all subjects, but one.
  • Goroka Grammar School scored higher than Porgera International School in all subjects.


Lynette Ninduara was the first ever student of this school to achieve all 'A' grades in the Higher School Certificate Examinations. She went on to study Engineering at UNITECH. December 2006
Development Plans for 2007: A new ELC/Junior School classroom. 2006
In 2006 Goroka Grammar school issued reports every term.
  • Term 1 & 3: Outcomes Reports
  • Terms 2 & 4: Norm Referenced based Report
The first former Grade 12 Graduates of this school, graduated from UPNG and UNITECH. November 2006
Graduated 16 Grade 12 students October 2006
Composed the school Vision and Mission Statement September 2006
Compiled new school Prospectus September 2006
Cultural Show attended by International visitors September 2006
Middle school students performed a play on HIV/AIDS 2006
Talent Show at the famous Raun Raun Theatre  
Cieran Kelly, a grade 7 student, was awarded Distinction in Mathematics, Distinction in Science and Credit in English in the Australasian Schools Competition. September 2005
Sharon Henry, a grade 11 student, won Gold medal at the Oceania Championship in Townsville. September 2005
Merolyn Auga, a grade 12 student, participated and won Gold medal in the 400m hurdles at Palau Mini South Pacific Games.   August 2005
Andrew Yeweh, a grade 11 student participated at the U18 World Youth Championship in Morocco in the 800 m event. July 2005
Hosted the first ever Science Fair in Papua New Guinea or in the Pacific on the theme: Propulsion.  April 2005
Amanda Lavett, a grade 8 student, was declared the Under 14 National Tennis Champion. May 2005
School setup Internet Access to students and teachers. January 2005
The school went through a major facelift to provide the best learning environment for students. December 2005
Most of the grade 8 students achieved HA or VHA in the COBE exams in 2004.  2004
School entered the 2004 Australasian Schools Competition and one of our students was awarded a medal for outstanding result in the competition. April 2004
Out of 24 Grade 12 students, 9 students were selected to University of Technology in 2004 December 2004
School created a database for compiling students academic reports. 2004
Wins the Goroka Schools Soccer Association award for best overall school and first place in  the under 9s and under 13s girls competition and were runners up in the under 13 boys competition. July 2003
Mae Koime (grade 12) and Miriam Goiye (grade 11) represent Papua New Guinea at the Fiji South Pacific Games. July 2003
Places 1st in the Eastern Highlands Girls Inter Schools Athletics competition and 2nd overall.  June 2003
Awarded 2nd prize in the best stall competition at the annual Goroka Coffee Show and wins a free half page advert in the Post Courier Newspaper. May 2003
Enrolled its first blind student, Martin Kawage into Grade 11. He is partially sponsored by South Pacific Post. January 2003
  • Official opening of Goroka Grammar School by Sir Silas Atopare, Governor General of Papua New Guinea
  • First Grade 12 graduation
  • Grade 12 graduates place 5th in English, 1st in Biology and 13th in Geography in the National Examinations.
November 2002
Second grade 8 cohorts graduates. November 2002
Grade 10 students rank in the top ten in the country. November 2002
Mae Koime, a grade 11 student, became the fastest ever female sprinter in Papua New Guinea. July 2002
Goroka Grammar School built a multi-purpose classroom block for grades 9, 10 and 11. January 2002
Performed 'Which Way Big Man?' at Raun Raun Theatre. December 2001
First Grade 10 graduates.
First Grade 8 graduates.
November 2001
School Established. January 2001