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Mentoring Future Leaders

Brief History

School sign board

In a nutshell

Aiyura National High School was established in 1976 a year after Papua New Guinea got its Independence. The Valley in which this great school is currently situated, used to be a cattle farm owned by the then Department of Primary Industry.

Even long before the setup of the DPI station, Aiyura Valley was the home of the Aiyura Agricultural Research Station, which was operated originally as the “Highlands Agricultural Experiment Station” that had begun in 1936 by Mr. Bill Brechin, an Australian Agriculturist.

Today the whole area is known as the Aiyura Valley of the Eastern Highlands Province home to the Gadsup and the Tairora tribes. We have several institutions within the valley that includes the NARI, Fisheries, CIC, CRI, SIL, Aircraft Engineering School and the Airstrip IATA code named AYU Aiyura Airport. Among all these institutions Aiyura National High School is one of them.

Since its inception, Aiyura has been contributing in nation building by educating young Papua New Guineans who later in life become National leaders and many more others who end up in various fields contributing to the work force of this country.

Following are the names of former and current principals who took the school forward since day one up to what it is like today.

  • 1976 – 1978      Mr. Peter Wrigerly (English)
  • 1979 – 1986     Mr. Daniel Kunert (American)
  • 1987 – 1989     Mr. David Treagust (English)
  • 1990 – 1993    Mr. Sam Hasler (Swiss)
  • 1994 – 1996    Mr. Solomon Roberts (Indian)
  • 1997 – 2001     Mr. Lero Maka (PNGean)
  • 2002 – 2006    Mrs. Tresse Dingu (PNGean)
  • 2007 – 2010     Mr. Rieme Alo (PNGean)
  • 2011 – 2012      Mr. Kuagai Dua (PNGean)
  • 2013 only        Mr. Teddy Feria (Fillipino)
  • 2014 – Currrent   Mr. Karl Puluma (PNGean)
Mr. Sam Hasler, the fourth Principal of the school returned to pay a visit in 2018. He is speaking at the P&C meeting organised by the school at the time of his visit.
NAtional UNITY

The establishment of Aiyura National High School plus four other National High Schools at the time was initiated by the National Government as one way of uniting and bringing the culturally diverse  country into one. Unity was paramount at the time when the country was very young so that people can communicate well having some common understanding to develop and move the country forward. That is the time when the concept of National Unity was born.

Memories of 2019

These are just few highlights of the year 2019. A lot had happened and we term it as a very busy and exhausting year.

To name a few especially the major events; ICT infrastructure setup, Science fare, Opening of the new Science and IT building, PNGAus Partnership Program, Independence Celebration, Final year student banquet and the Year 12 Graduation ceremony.

We also have some images that highlights several other mini-events like the school debate in our photo-gallery page. If you wish to have a glance at the highlights of those events as well, you can simply click on the ‘more images’ button below and get to the photo gallery section.

Independence Celebration
Year 12 students parading during the 2019 science fare
Opening of IT Lab
During the opening of the new Science and IT Lab
Team Aiyura during the PNGAus partnership Secondary Initiative. A visit to Kerevat NHS.
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