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The Ela Beach Pre-school Centre at Port Moresby


CollectionsPapua New Guinea Historic Photographs
Title: The Ela Beach Pre-school Centre at Port Moresby
Author(s): Photographer: Unknown
Series/Report no.: PNG Historic Photographs
Description: 
The Ela Beach Pre-school Centre at Port Moresby is one of sixteen such centres for non-indigenous children established since 1952 as joint parent-Government ventures. The Pre-school Supervisor appointed by the Administration, in addition to having overall supervision of these centres, is al the same time developing pre-school education for native children. This is being done through experimental centres and through demonstration and training of native girls in the techniques of pre-school education. Primary schools of the normal Australian type for non-indigenous children are established by the Administration at all centres where there are sufficient enrolments. At 30th June, 1960, there were 50 such schools, with 1,986 pupils (see Picture 15 for details of native education). Until problems arising from differing backgrounds and language difficulties are overcome, separate schools for native and European children are a necessary interim measure. Secondary schools, which will be open to qualified students of all races, have been opened at Port Moresby and Rabaul. Children of Territory residents also receive an allowance of £145 per annum plus annual return air fares if they attend secondary schools in Australia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/272392
Other Identifiers: PNG17

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