Tabubil International School

Newman Road Tabubil Papua New Guinea

PO Box 408 Tabubil Papua New Guinea





Tabubil International School is located in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

Tabubil International School offers education to approximately 300 children from Kindergaten to Grade 7. The school exists primarily to cater for children of employees of Ok Tedi Mining and their contractors.

The diversity of cultures and backgrounds of the children make for a very special school. About 85% of students are PNG citizens and 14% Australians with the remainder from around the world. Each child has a contribution to make to the school which aims to ensure that children are treated as special and distinct individuals.

The school is well resourced with a well equipped library and ample teaching materials. A fully networked computer system with Internet access is provided for student use and computer education.

The school's mission statement states:

Tabubil International School provides a high quality international school education catering to the varied needs of Tabubil's multicultural mining community. The school employs a well motivated and productive staff, with good working conditions and a high degree of community involvement.

School hours commence at 8.15am and finish at 2.15pm. There is a 20 minute morning recess, and a 45 minute lunch break.

Tabubil is famous for its very high rainfall - about 8 metres per year. It is always warm and understandably quite humid, although the 500 metre altitude helps alleviate this.

The town is extremely isolated and surrounded by dense forest. There is virtually no road network
apart from those roads within the town, up to the mine site and to Kiunga on the Fly River.


TIS is an OTML and IEA Partnership