All these schools will be visited again. It was a very busy year in 2014. Apologies to those schools to which we could not give follow-up support. There will be time for that this year. The seed has been planted.
Port Moresby Institute of Matriculation Studies
Norman Sike Institute
Sacred Heart Teachers College
Tokarara Secondary School
De La Salle College
Seventh Day Adventist Education Department
St Charles Luwanga Secondary School
Classes taken for the following schools, one class for each grade 8 class each week.
2013 - Boreboa School - 1 term
2014 Ward Strip School - 2 1/2 terms
Warning: Do not be overexcited about this. It simply means that one grade in one year is learning how to write. All other grades miss out.
The day will have to come when all grades are officially learning Mastery Writing from grades 3 to 12. During my lessons at schools, teachers would use the time to sit outside. They did not learn how to teach Mastery Writing and never used the skills in their own classes. This is lazy PNG at its best.
But there are schools whose principals report that their English teachers are using the Mastery Writing exercises in their own classes. These include Tokarara Secondary and St Charles Luwanga Secondary. Great.