It’s an event all former staff and students are looking forward to.
The Sogeri National High School’s Seventieth Anniversary is predicted by former students to be a successful reunion.
Amongst the former students expected to be present during the anniversary, are Grand Chief and East Sepik Governor Sir Michael Somare, NDC Governor Powes Parkop, and Vanimo Green Member, Belden Namah.
For most, it will be decades since they last visited the school.
Commonly known as SONATS, it can be described as The School that helped shaped our Nation.
Birthed as an Australian Military Aid Post in World War two, it was converted into a Central School in 1944.
The school played an important role in our independence in 1975, and has graduated some of the nation’s best leaders.
It has also helped write the history of PNG.
The Anniversary, which is set for June 6, will coincide with the launching of five new building facilities.
These include two double story dormitories, a Science Block, a complex, and a double story administration building.
These facilities were funded by the State through the education department at a cost of K10 million.
The school has over five hundred students with a total of 29 teachers.
Despite public criticism on cult practices several years ago, the school, under the leadership of Principal Benny Rayappan, will be using these new facilities to boost the student academic level.
The anniversary is expected to attach former students from all over the country.