Kopkop college

‘NIHIL NISI MELIUS’

Our principles

Our Motto, Vision, Philosophy and Mission are the pillars on which the College exists. These set of principles are the foundation on which curricular and non-curricular activities are carried out. 

MOTTO

‘Nihil Nisi Melius’ means ‘We Always Strive to do Better’

VISSION

We pursue excellence in the provision  of quality education in a vigorous  environment, which embodies the most desirable family-centered and traditional  values.

PHILOSOPHY

We believe in working and producing our students with predictable results in a Learning Culture described as:

A. Toktok Wantaim: talk, discuss, co-operate, explore, construct;

B. Tingim Bek: reflect, think critically, share, challenge, change

MISSION

Our five fold missions are based on our commitment to:

A. Traditional and disciplined family environment

B. Multi-cultural vision

C. Excellence

D. Community development

E. Student welfare

Our school structure

Kopkop College at a glance

We are committed to a traditional and disciplined family environment, a multi cultural vision, excellence, community development and student welfare.

Formerly known as Bambi, we embarked on our pre-school program in 1984. The following year the Education Department endorsed Bambi as a Permitted Elementary School with 140 children for prep and grade one completing grade five in 1999.
In year 2000 Bambi started its senior school with grade six completing grade eight in 2002. The pioneer grade 8 students scored exceptionally high marks in the three Department of Education Exams and placed KC in the first place among all schools in NCD.
Due to higher academic success in our Grade 10, our Kopkop College management introduced the upper secondary in 2010. The first 15 pioneer grade 12 students passed out in 2011.

The school provides a curriculum specially modified in line with the requirements of the Outcomes Based Curriculum. The primary reason for adopting a modified curriculum is to improve standards of learning. For this to be achieved, teachers must desire and possess clear purpose and focus on what must be taught, assessed and monitored. Students must also know what they will learn and how they will be assessed.

Curriculum principles are philosophies that are important and must be considered along the pathway through which students travel during a course of study. Curriculum principles govern the overall curriculum design and its implementation. It is based on important Papua New Guinean values, human needs, our way of life, global issues and practices recognized and valued by our society.

The Curriculum in the ECCE focuses on building the foundations by having students learn the basic skills in English and Mathematics. The students are given the opportunity to master the phonics of the Alphabet. In Mathematics, students are taught the essentials of the numbering system and how these are applied in our everyday lives.

Mastering essential knowledge of English and Mathematics is critical to the development of the students’ future education especially if he is to satisfactorily progress through later stages of education.

The Focus of the Junior School is to build on the foundations laid and to strengthen the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the Early Childhood Curriculum. The introduction of science skills is undertaken with emphasis on research and investigation processes. Students at this level are already reading and they are exposed to and expected to acquire confidence in public speaking.

These essential knowledge and skills are strengthened in the Middle School.  Teachers are required to deepened students understanding of English, Mathematics and Science and of course other subjects. They start to establish the pathway for which students will pursue as they begin preparation for senior grades.

Students must be confident in their approach and they are expected to demonstrate moral qualities in their everyday activities. They begin to strengthen their relationship working with peers and understanding the fundamentals of being a member of different groups.

The curriculum in Senior grades starting grade 5, 6, 7 & 8 is focussed on independent learning and teachers in these grades are required to plan for development of research and investigation skills, knowledge and reporting on their findings. They are exposed to the use of computers and through this understanding; students learn to do power point presentation. At all possible avenues, students learning must involve research activities, targeting different subject matters, especially on the environment and important events occurring around the world.  

More than 30 years of visionary and hard work paid off valuable dividends in the history of Kopkop College. In April 2011 we received from the National Development Bank the Indigenous Business Gold Award for outstanding business performance against foreign competition in PNG. Equally in May 2011, the former Secretary for Education, Dr. Joseph Pagelio Approved Certification for Grades 8, 10 and 12 after KC met the basic requirements of the National Department of Education.

At Kopkop College we are passionate about offering business and trade skills courses.

Due to our country’s economic activity and particularly in line with the industrial business demand Kopkop College in partnership with the Institute of Business Studies offered Grade 10 Basic Accounting and Business Practices in 2011. In 2012, we introduced Advanced Business courses for Grades 11 and 12 to meet the IBS preliminary course requirements. Hence, our students now have the advantage over other students if they wish to enroll at IBS after completing year 12.

Recently the Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELI) appointed Kopkop College to coordinate the Australian Leadership Award Fellowship (ALAF) in PNG. A memorandum of agreement to this effect is signed between the two institutions to facilitate this program. The partnership framework will seek to enhance female educationist’s professional leadership in education and performance competencies in Papua New Guinea.

We are a developing school and will continue to venture into new innovations and educational programs that will ultimately benefit our students.

What we offer?

We offer greenery and state of the art facilities at both of our campuses that provide our Kopkop College community with the space and freedom to think, grow, achieve and effect change

We are proud to offer a diverse campus to a country that celebrates and embraces our diversity, here inclusion is paramount. We have students and staff from all over PNG and other countries studying and working here, so we offer a range of services that supports students from culturally diverse backgrounds, including those with special needs. It’s a diverse campus, with a strong focus on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Studies have revealed that great facilities improve student learning. Hence as a school that strives to provide the best for our students, every year we try to upgrade and build new cutting edge facilities that are purpose-built with an environmental, self-sustainable focus, and are designed to give our students the best possible environment in which to learn, play and develop artistic passion.

Here we have a vibrant and active STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. Our STEM programs create critical thinkers, increase science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.

Starting with our Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) as the foundation for lifelong learning and development, our curriculum aims to give students the journey in education that they deserve as we give highest quality preparation for college and university work while fostering independent thinking; the ability to solve problems; and the skills, tolerance, and integrity it takes to thrive in our multifaceted world.

Apart from the uniting diversity, the cutting edge facilities, the STEM programs, and seamless education. Our Campuses are surrounded by flowers and trees that  we sometimes use as a classroom to reconnect students with the natural world and to teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education, and social studies, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility.

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Why us?

A higher bar

Our students are challenged to perform to a higher academic standard with our own GPA for each grade where each student has to meet to progress to the next grade. 

Smaller class size

Here we focus on controlling our class sizes. Our students have more opportunities to form relationships with their teachers leading to greater academic success. 

Dedicated Teachers

Our teachers are extremely dedicated and qualified. With access to proper curriculum and environment, they provide greater opportunities to help our students succeed. 

A Balanced Curriculum

Integral Human Development is the overarching approach for all our programs. 

Cutting edge facilities

We have state of the art learning facilities available to teachers and students  to support learning inside and outside the classroom.

Sense of Values

Based on our core principle we have honor codes and stricter behavioral standards that help students develop into matured adults.

Discipline

The push for discipline  teaches our students self-control,  where the student will be far more responsible for his or her own achievement. 

Family Oriented

We try to create a family environment because  when school feels like home, students can feel safer, more comfortable, and more passionate about learning. 

Parental involvement

We make a strong effort to involve parents to allow them an enhanced opportunity to understand the full education experience. 

Safe and Friendly Environment

We believe that our environment is equally important when you are learning. 

Our commitments

We are committed to a traditional and disciplined family environment, a multi cultural vision, excellence, community development and student welfare.

traditional and disciplined family environment

We are characterized by our  caring, respect, justice, and equal opportunity for all.

multi-cultural vision

We acknowledge, accept and celebrate cultural diversity, particularly those cultural diversities represented in the College community.

Excellence

We are committed to help our students to attain the highest level of their personal potential academically, socially, physically and spiritually.

community development

We aim to develop our students into individuals who can contribute to community development. 

Student Welfare

We provide students with a nutritious diet which enables them to sustain a high level of mental and physical energy in their learning.

we prepare you

We prepare our students by helping them:

To be capable and confident learners.

To apply knowledge and skills in home situations

To be adaptable or flexible to any work situations

To happily fit into social environment both in and out of school

To secure the opportunity to enter higher grades of learning with confidence and excellence.

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Our timeline

Since establishment as a Day Care and Preschool, Kopkop College formerly known as Bambi has come a long way. Below are the schools highlights. 

1983

Established Bambi Day Care and Pre-school, one of the first Centre in Sub-urban Gerehu.

1993

Established Bambi Elementary and Primary School, first private and permitted registered school with the Department of Education in Sub-urban Gerehu. 

2006

In May, the school name changed from Bambi to Kopkop College. 

2007

Introduced Lower Secondary Education with grade nine to grade ten. 

2009

Established Bambi Early Childhood Care and Development Centre, through to grade 8 in Kavieng, New Ireland Province.

2010

Introduced Upper secondary Education, Kopkop College Port Moresby, grade 11-grade 12.