History of Kabiufa Adventist Secondary School

In 1948, Kuso directed by Pr Brennan at Benabena came to Kabiufa village in Eastern HighlandsProvince, Goroka, Papua New Guinea(PNG). He sent workers to Asineha the village luluai or chief to gather the village elders, men, women and children to the road. It was in that meeting that Asineha and the village elders, after much discussion gave the land where the school is now located to theSeventh-dayAdventistChurch. It was a promise not made to Kuso, but to God in heaven (Molly Rankin, 43).

 

Since its establishment in 1949, Kabiufa has been training young men and women from all overPapua New Guineawho had become workers in the mission field, private and government sectors. Kabiufa moved into taking year 11 in 1979 and in 1980 it saw its first year 12 graduation.

Kabiufa is still proud of its humble beginnings and the products it has produced. While the school faces problems, it aims to continue training young people for God’s service.

The school motto advocates our purpose; To Learn, To Share and To Give.

Kabiufa Adventist Secondary School- An institution serving in diversity

KabiufaAdventistSecondary Schoolis owned and operated by theSeventh-dayAdventistChurch. This means that it serves the needs of young men and women who come from all overPapua New Guinea. Because of this diversity, the opportunity the students experience is somewhat unique and special. What makes is so unique and special? It is the belief and aspiration that “the work of education and redemption are one” and this is what Kabiufa advocates and does it to its students. It does not only enable students to excel academically but train them develop family, social and spiritual values which are conducive to the development of the individual character. This is a commitment the school has and students who attend this school should make a commitment to study, follow school rules and regulations as they participate in the overall school program.

 

How to apply for a space

Students who wish to attendKabiufaAdventistSecondary Schoolneed to acquire an application form from the school in writing. Fill this form and post it to either the Principal or the Deputy Principal- Academic at this address:

 
Kabiufa Adventist Secondary School
PO BOX 288
GOROKA 441
Papua New Guinea
or fax the completed application form to this fax number: 732 1689.

You must also include an application fee of K10.00 (non-refundable). You can pay this into the school account at Westpac 026 0000445201 (Goroka Branch) and send us the receipt with your completed application form.

 Also include the following:

  1. Pastor or clergyman’s reference
  2. Reference from your principal
  3. Copy of grade 10 certificate (Grade 11 applicants)
  4. Other grade applicants you must also send in termly grade reports
  5. Medical certificate

 Only high academic or above average performing students need to apply. This is so much so for students who are currently doing grade 10 (students with a Credit and 3UpperPasseson your Grade 10 Certificate or below will not be considered.

 

Spiritual Life

As a Christian institution,KabiufaAdventistSecondary Schoolemphasizes the development of a personal relationship with Christ and makes provision for students to participate in many activities which foster spiritual growth.

Morning and evening worships, prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings, Friday vespers (“opening of the Sabbath”), Sabbath School, Church Services and Adventist Youth fellowship (Sabbath afternoon) are all planned to help students find a meaningful and saving relationship with God.

 Social life

Weekly social activities are organised for both staff and students. Activities include outdoor games particularly touch rugby, basketball and volleyball plus indoor games. Apart from the games, staff and students are encouraged to maintain healthy social relationships in and out of class.

 Physical life

Students are allocated to certain work line departments and must attend to these departments for work each week except Wednesday and Saturday. Work begins at 3:00 pm and ends at 5:00 pm on weekdays and from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on Sundays. Each department has a staff supervisor whose role is to supervise and monitor students’ attendance and contribution. Work line is aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills, knowledge and values not taught in the classroom. In other words, work line is aimed at preparing students for the outside world.

 

Mental/Academic life

Classes begin at 7:50 am and end at 2:30 pm. There are 9 periods from Monday to Thursday except on Friday which has only 4 periods. Each period is 40 minutes. Teachers are encouraged to be creative and or innovative in their lessons so that students not only enjoy but learn contents taught.

Some weekends are allocated for private study as well as on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Night study is compulsory and students are encouraged to make full use of the night study time which is from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

 Teaching staff are always ever ready to assist students who have difficulties with their school work especially towards examination time. This is where remedial classes are conducted to help prepare students for the examinations.

 Staff

KabiufaAdventistSecondary Schoolhas a total of 26 teaching staff and 11 support staff. Teaching and support staff are well-qualified and trained.