Deputy Principal Primary School
Mr Isaiah Senau arrived in Kopkop College as a Grade six teacher, whose marked performance in leadership and his passion for teaching led to his appointment as the Deputy Primary School Principal since 2020. Mr Senau has 16 years of teaching experience with a diploma in primary teaching. As a deputy, Mr Senau doesn’t take his role lightly as he supports Principle Mr Satchell Ben to manage 26 staff and 460 students on a day-to-day basis. To help in strengthen his teaching career, he is currently doing further studies at the university of Papua New Guinea, taking Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education. He is confident the program will enhance his knowledge to understand the Assessment and Curriculum Policy of Papua New Guinea Department of Education which can be integrated with Kopkop College Philosophy of Education and promote quality learning for students attending Kopkop College. Mr Senau also coaches the Kopkop College Rugby Team.
“The interesting thing about being a school team coach is you have to spend more time outside of the classroom to train the students. Most times, communication with parents is vital in regards to seeking consent for their children’s additional hours of training after school and if games are to be staged on Saturday or Sunday during weekends. “The influence from organising the school team built my self-esteem to be a leader of my own caliber,” Mr Senau says.
Mr Senau also received the IBS leadership certificate in Team Building. “Being a leader at Kopkop College, I would strongly promote the use of the Moodle Platform Online Learning as a way forward for Kopkop College.”
“Every child has the potential to become successful learners in their own learning experiences. The teachers must identify their potential and create opportunities for them to reach their full potential. Considering that, I feel responsible for the cognitive development of children that are under my care.”