Kopkop college


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. 


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


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


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


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 College to date offers Early Childhood Care and Education to Grade 12 at Port Moresby Campus while Kavieng Campus offers pre-prep to grade 8.Our student teacher ratio is 1:20 minimum and maximum of 1: 30. We offer reliable student transport services at both of our campuses.

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.

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.


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 curriculum

We provide 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. Thus our teachers  possess clear purpose and focus on what must be taught, assessed and monitored and our students also know what they will learn and how they will be assessed.

Curriculum principles are philosophies that are important and is 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.

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.


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. 


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


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


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


Introduced Lower Secondary Education with grade nine to grade ten. 


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


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