Kambubu Adventist Secondary School, New Britain New Ireland Mission, Papua New Guinea, celebrated its 80th Anniversary from September 21 to 24 with the theme “Beacons: yesterday, today and tomorrow”.
Known as the “blessed school beside the sea” by all who have passed through as staff, students or family members, the celebration was a time full of reflection and sharing memories.
Solomon Islands Mission president, Pastor Lawrence Tanabose, officially opened the program and served as guest speaker for the event. In his series of presentations, the former Kambubu student (1968–1971) described how Kambubu was a beacon, established with the purpose of “lighting the isles” with the light of truth.
Pastor Tanabose expressed how important that purpose was to Kambubu today and challenged everyone to allow for the infilling of the Holy Spirit to become beacons of tomorrow.
Pastor Tanabose officially closed the program with the unveiling of the 80th Anniversary plaque.
The success of the celebration included the formation and elections of the executives for the Kambubu Adventist Secondary School Alumni Association, the launch of the Kambubu Isles DVD, and K30,000 raised through giving of those present during the event.
Over 500 former Kambubu staff and students came from as far as Solomon Islands, Australia, Port Moresby, Lae and other parts of Papua New Guinea.
The next reunion is set for Kambubu’s 100th anniversary in 2037.