Photo shows Headmaster and Board chairman of Haisi Primary School displaying kindles donated by Bookgainville
Full Name of School: HAISI PRIMARY SCHOOL
Region: SIWAI, SOUTH BOUGAINVILLE. AROB. PNG
Bookgainville contact: PAUL WAGUM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
No of Students at school: 270
A. Elementary (Aged 5-8) 88
A. Beginners (Aged 9-10): 45
B. Intermediate (Aged 10-13): 46
C. Advanced (Aged 13+): 63
D. Adult Literacy: 28
No of Teachers: 11
Names: Peter Paule (Principal), Michaeline Paule, Martha Hining, Concillia Moiyo, Scholastica Lumanu, Pauline Wabi, Francis Wabi, Chris Turapidik, Maureen Turapidik, Lucy Hining, Lucy Tsivara
No of print books as at June 2014: 500 Books currently
No of Kindles required as at June 2014
A. Beginners (aged) 2
B. Intermediate 3
C. Advanced 3
History of School:
The School was established by catholic missionaries and first served as a feeder school to Monoitu or Mamarego which already had a Parish status. It was established as a Primary School in 1962 when Haisi was elevated to a Parish Status. Its feeder schools then were Murua and Sininnai.
They are now elevated to full Primary School Status.
Many former students are now holding responsible positions in both the public and private sectors such as the former Director General of the Office of Higher Education Dr. William Tagis, as well as the current Regional member for Bougainville Hon. Joe Lera. Some are working overseas.
It was one of the first schools to open after the crisis.