Marianville students presenting their News board

Sheryll Isoaimo at the session

Print seminar highlights urgency

- Sheryll Extra-Isoaimo


Gabutu, Port Moresby:

The second session of the CBC-initiated Media Education Seminar 2017 was held at Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu, Port Moresby on the first Saturday of April.  Aside from the student participants and media coordinators of the different schools, representatives from mainstream media also graced the event. The sessions focused on print media with the objective of producing newsletters, school newspapers and even write ups of events to be sent to the media and posted on a school news bulletin board.


Mr. Ian Zuasula toured the participants through the anatomy of a newspaper, citing sections from the two daily newspapers of the country.  Mrs. Sheryll Isoaimo guided them on how to write news reports while Ms. Cecilia Amala gave basic tips on producing a news bulletin.  


The seven schools that participated - Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu; Don Bosco Technological Institute, Boroko; De La Salle Secondary School, Bomana; Sacred Heart Teachers College, Bomana; Jubilee Catholic Secondary School, Marianville Secondary School and St. Joseph's International Catholic College all scrambled to complete their news bulletin before the deadline.  Fr. Ambrose Pereira, sdb was insistent that they keep to the deadline, which highlighted the importance of time, the urgency and immediacy of writing news reports as soon as the event occurred.  This was a lesson all participants learned from the sessions.  Reporters from the National Broadcasting Corporation captured the event on film and also interviewed a few participants.


Each school had the opportunity to display and explain their choice of articles and layouts of their School News Bulletin.  These products will now be displayed on their own school notice board.  It is hoped that the Media group will produce news bulletins in the year ahead.


The evaluation after the session was positive.  

  • “We have learnt that presenting an article is just as important as its contents”, said a participant, while a Jubilee school student said, “Our school bulletin boards can display messages and articles from the students, that can inspire our readers”.

  • A Marianville Secondary school student summarized the seminar beautifully.  She said, “The session was informative, hectic and exhausting but satisfying when deadlines were made”.   

  • “I enjoyed today’s session and I look forward to the third session that will give us insights into the Video media”, said a Don Bosco Technical School participant.


The next Media Education Seminar will be for an entire day and have sessions on Video Production.  It will be held on May 6, 2017 at the Emmaus Conference Centre, Boroko on Don Bosco Technological Institute.