Bishop Wade Tarlena Technical Secondary School


Bishop Wade Tarlena  Technical Secondary School, located in the semi-urban area of the Autonomous Regional of Bougainville (AROB), Papua New Guinea, is a prominent educational institution managed by the Catholic Mission. The school prides itself on providing a nurturing and comprehensive educational environment grounded in Catholic values and principles.

  • Province: Autonomous Regional of Bougainville (AROB)
  • Location: Semi-Urban
  • Agency: Catholic Mission
  • Address: C/. P O Box 220, BUKA, AROB, Papua New Guinea (PNG)
  • Phone: (675) 7341 2371 / 7474 2224
  • Email:

  • Staff: 34
  • Student Population: 1200
  • Grades: 9 to 12

Academic Structure

The school offers a structured curriculum divided into two main categories:

Lower Secondary Courses (Grades 9-10):

The curriculum for these grades is designed to build a strong foundation in core academic subjects, preparing students for the more specialized and advanced courses in the upper secondary level.

Upper Secondary Courses (Grades 11-12):

In these grades, students have the opportunity to specialize in various academic disciplines, with an emphasis on preparing them for higher education and future career opportunities.

Facilities and Resources

Bishop Wade Tarlena Secondary School is equipped with modern educational facilities to support the academic and extracurricular needs of its students. With a dedicated staff of 34 professionals, the school ensures a supportive and engaging learning environment. The student population of 1200 provides a vibrant and dynamic community where students can thrive academically and socially.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the school at:

Phone: (675) 7341 2371 / 7474 2224


Address: C/. P O Box 220, BUKA, AROB, Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Mission Statement

Bishop Wade Tarlena Secondary School is committed to fostering academic excellence, spiritual growth, and social responsibility. Guided by Catholic values, the school aims to develop well-rounded individuals who are prepared to contribute positively to their communities and the wider world.

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