Port Vila International School

Quality Education in Vanuatu

Welcome to our school

Our school started as Port Vila Correspondence Centre in 1985. Port Vila International School (PVIS) became an educational leader in Vanuatu, providing International standard of education in English for Primary and then Junior Secondary for families in the greater Port Vila area. Moving to the Tassiriki site in 2008, the school has continued to grow and build the beautiful site on which it is located today.

Currently providing teaching using the international standard Australian Curriculum, adapted for Vanuatu context, PVIS provides a high quality education for all. While PVIS began as a school for international families, our largest enrolment group is currently Ni-Vanuatu. More than 20 different nationalities are represented at the school. At PVIS we celebrate culture and diversity every day with a high standard of education in English.

The International South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) International was introduced in 2018. The first  Year 12 cohort successfully graduated from PVIS with their SACE at end of 2019. Completion of the SACE International, at the end of Year 12, offers PVIS students direct university entrance and further education options previously unavailable to families in Vanuatu.

Our Values

We value excellence and always rise to the challenge delivering our best, holding ourselves accountable for all outcomes.

We value collaboration and communication to work together as one community with one united purpose.

We value curiosity and inquiry, to empower minds to wonder, solve problems and seek to innovate and improve in all we do.

We value diversity and different perspectives and are inclusive of everyone in our community.

We value courageous leadership to empower young people to influence the future.

Our Mission

Port Vila International School is a diverse and inclusive community committed to providing innovative learning opportunities for children to become critical and creative thinkers and engaged, active lifelong learners. Through targeted and considered curriculum and a constant focus on curiosity and wonder, all children are empowered to become future leaders and active global citizens.

Our Vision

Port Vila International School seeks to be a school which fosters inspired, skilled and courageous young people who are equipped to take on life’s challenges and empowered to excel.

In August 2018, a new Strategic Plan (2-18-2021) has been completed. This document strives to articulate the strategic goals and activities the school will focus on over the next 3-4 years. We invite you to download a full version here.

We strive to make PVIS a place where everyone feels welcome and an integral part of our community. We strive to be ‘one school’ where students experience a seamless transition from the Early Education Centre right through to Senior Secondary Schooling.

Our school utilises the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) of Australia in our Early Education Centre, with the Primary and Secondary School utilizing the Australian Curriculum. This complements the SACE  International for Year 11 and 12. This offers our students the opportunity to attain an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) that will allow them to apply for direct access to universities in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

Our Leadership Team at PVIS.
David Armstrong (Principal), Josh Stewart (Assistant Principal & SACE Coordinator), Rachel Woodley-Higgins (Deputy Principal K-12)

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Our Classes

Early Education Centre

Our new EEC has two years, Little learners and Pikininis. It is a safe, friendly and fun learning area that helps your child’s education start off in the right way.

Primary School

PVIS caters from Kindergarten to Year 6 with trained teachers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. All teachers at PVIS have internationally recognised qualifications.

Junior Secondary School

We provide students access to all Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum from Year 7 to Year 10.

Senior Secondary School

PVIS is now a SACE International Centre with the endorsement to deliver the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) offering a comprehensive Year 11 and 12 curriculum with an ATAR and direct university entry.

Term Dates

All of the important dates for the year.

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