Vunabosco Agro Technical Secondary School, Kokopo, East New Britain Vunabosco Agro Technical Secondary School is a Catholic education institution formed and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco. The Salesians of Don John Bosco are religious congregations of Catholic Brothers and Priests, founded in 1859 by Saint Don John Bosco. The mission of the Salesians is to serve God through the education of young people, in particular those who are poor, marginalised, abandoned, downtrodden, or at risk.
Today, the Vunabosco Agro Technical Secondary School (VATSS) carries on this noble tradition by providing a second chance for education to young people who have been culled from the state education system. VATSS “aims to integrate culture with faith and faith with life by seeking to form good Christians and honest citizens among all its members”. By integrating technical, agricultural, and religious training in the curriculum, VATSS aims to produce well-rounded graduates who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed and contribute to the society. VATSS is located in the District of Kokopo, about 10 minutes’ drive from Kokopo Central Business District. The School is set on a parklike surrounding with matured tropical trees, and caters for over 500 boarding and day students. There is also staff housing on campus. The School offers a range of programmes such as building, carpentry, motor vehicle mechanics and electrical.