Port Vila International School

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Port Vila International School
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila

Coordinates17.7359° S, 168.3333° E
TypeIndependent school,International SACE, International School, Australian Curriculum
PrincipalSarah Chambers
GradesPreschool - 12
HousesElo (meaning Sun) Yellow, Vanua (meaning Land) Green, Nakabu (meaning Fire) Red
AccreditationInternational SACE

Port Vila International School (also known as PVIS) [1] is an international school located in the coastal city of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu [2]. Port Vila International School is an independent, not for profit school proudly providing excellence in education to Ni-Vanuatu and International families. Port Vila International School offers the International SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) curriculum and uses the international standard Australian Curriculum from its Early Education Centre (EEC), Primary School, Secondary School and Senior Secondary (Year 11 & 12). Port Vila International School has a diverse student body which represents more than 20 countries.[3]

Early Education Centre (EEC)

The PVIS Early Education Centre provides three and four-year-olds with play-based learning opportunities to prepare them for the transition to school to mainstream school. The EEC utilises the Australian Early Years Learning Framework that focuses on childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming. Lessons in French, Library, as well as inclusion in school-wide activities significantly support their transition to Primary School.

Primary School

PVIS uses the Internationally recognized Australian Curriculum as the guiding document for teaching and learning at the school. The Australian Curriculum is designed to teach students to be confident and creative individuals and become active and informed citizens. It sets the goal for what all students should learn as they progress through their school life – wherever they live and whatever school they attend. From the first year of schooling to Year 6, students develop knowledge and skills in eight learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education (HPE), Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), The Arts, Technologies, Languages (French).

Secondary School

In the Secondary School, PVIS students are taught by specialist teachers in the eight key learning areas articulated by the Australian Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education (HPE), Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), The Arts, Technologies and Languages (French). [4] In Year 9 and Year 10, students are offered elective choices designed for students to develop skills for civic, social, environmental and economic participation. Subjects include Marine Studies, Commerce, Design and Digital Technologies and Visual Art which provide students with the chance to explore future career aspirations and opportunities.

Senior Secondary School (Year 11 & 12)

PVIS is the first school in the South Pacific to offer the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) International qualification. [5] The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), known outside Australia as SACE International, prepares students to be better learners, independent thinkers, and creative problem solvers. SACE International is a globally recognised pre-university program that provides direct degree-level entry options to Universities in the South Pacific and anywhere else in the world (especially Australia). [6]


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