Port Vila International School (PVIS) is encouraging prospective local senior secondary students to register now to attend the School’s first Senior Secondary Scholarship Day on Friday 27 October to be considered for two full-tuition Senior Secondary PVIS scholarship Awards.

The international school is offering the two Senior Secondary scholarships, valued at over 700,000VT annually, over a two-year period through the very generous support of ANZ Bank and Open Access College.

Current high-performing Ni-Vanuatu Year 11 students from local high schools are invited to the PVIS Senior Secondary Scholarship Day to meet the School’s teachers and students, tour facilities, and undergo academic assessments to measure their proficiency in literacy and numeracy.

The two best performing local students will be awarded scholarships for all their tuition and education costs for Year 11 and 12, including lap tops, text books, uniforms, and stationery.

Students will graduate Year 12 with the Australian SACE Certificate, an internationally recognised and regarded Senior Secondary qualification accepted by overseas universities.

The SACE Certificate is being offered for the for the first time in Vanuatu and the Pacific region at the Port Vila International School with education partners SACE International and South Australian based Open Access College.


Located in the Korman area, the Port Vila International School is starting Senior Secondary education in 2018 with its first intake of Year 11 students, followed by Year 12 in 2019.

This new scholarship program is a key part of the School’s commitment to contributing to providing education opportunities in Vanuatu.

“The ANZ Bank and Open Access College have been outstanding in very generously supporting Vanuatu education with these beneficial scholarships, and we are extremely grateful for their financial support,” said PVIS Principal, Steve Moore.

“Our scholarship partners recognise how important it is for the country’s future that high-performing Ni-Vanuatu Year 11 students have the opportunity to complete the senior secondary education at Vanuatu’s prestigious international school.

“Studying Senior Secondary at PVIS is a fast track to overseas tertiary study and creates pathways overseas for future tertiary academic tertiary scholarships and university acceptance without needing additional, and often costly, bridging courses.

The ANZ Senior Secondary PVIS Scholarship will be awarded to a student who wants to study economics and have a future career in business.

The Open Access College Senior Secondary PVIS Scholarship will be awarded to the student who shows determination, wants to succeed, and demonstrates a passion for contributing back to the community.

“In addition to academic performance and potential, we are looking for young people who demonstrate leadership, promise and potential, and who are committed to bringing about positive change in the world,” said PVIS Principal Steve Moore

“While there is no ideal candidate, there are key characteristics we are looking for in Port Vila International School Senior Secondary Scholarship recipients.

“They have courage and show leadership potential. They embody the PVIS values of Pride, Versatility, Individuality and Strength. 

“If you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to register now for this education opportunity.”

The students will be tested in reading, numeracy, an extended writing task, an oral language assessment, and an interview with the selection panel. All assessment will be in English.

To be eligible for consideration for a PVIS Senior Secondary Scholarship candidates must have the endorsement of their current school Principal and a Community/Church leader.

Only 30 places are available at the PVIS Senior Secondary Scholarship Day, so prospective students should register now by calling the School on 23837 or email pvis@vanuatu.com.vu

Registrations for the PVIS Senior Secondary Scholarship Day close on Monday 23 October.

For more information, visit PVIS website or like their Facebook.