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Question A

In Vanuatu, the children can attend the Port Vila International School. Port Vila International School delivers high-quality learning through teaching by applying the International standard Australian Curriculum, which has been customized for the Vanuatu setting (“Vanuatu – United States Department of State,” 2022). While Port Vila International School began as a school for overseas families, Ni-Vanuatu is now its main enrolment group (Pierce & Hemstock, 2021). The school has more than 20 distinct countries represented. Every day at PVIS, the school celebrates culture and diversity by providing a high-quality English education. In 2018, the International South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) was established. At the end of 2019, the first Year 12 cohort graduated from PVIS with their SACE. Completing the SACE International at the end of Year 12 provides PVIS students with direct university entry and further education options previously inaccessible to Vanuatu families (McCormick, 2017). In  2022, the school will serve more than 400 enrolled students.

            PVIS uses the Australian curriculum to develop critical and creative intellectuals who will become lifelong learners and engaged global citizens (Alenzuela et al., 2019). The Australian Curriculum texts have been updated for the Vanuatu study. Below is the curriculum for the school.

  • YEARS K-6 English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Health and Physical Education (HPE), The Arts, Design and Digital Technologies, and French.
  • YEARS 7–10 English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Health and Physical Education (HPE), The Arts, Design and Digital Technologies, and French Students in Years 9 and 10 can choose from electives such as Commerce, Digital Technology, Design Technology, Visual Arts, Marine Science, and French.
  • YEARS 11 AND 12 Please visit our Senior Secondary website for more information on the SACE program.
  • ACER PAT Adaptive (Australian Council of Education Research Progressive Achievement Test) is an Australian-based examination used to evaluate students’ capabilities in arithmetic, reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Usually done upon enrolling and then twice a year. Teachers utilize the evaluation to get to know their students and assist their development. It should be noted that NAPLAN is no longer available to schools outside of Australia.
  • PVIS’s LOTE (Language Other Than English) topic is FRENCH. All secondary school pupils receive regular French courses as part of their curriculum. A specialized French instructor is present in both elementary and high schools.
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS Physical growth and cognitive and social development are valued at the school. Individual and group participation, physical fitness, cooperation, movement development, competence, leadership, sportsmanship, and confidence are all encouraged via physical education and sports programs. Variety, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment are all emphasized (“Port Vila International School “, 2022).

Comparing PVIS and the high school I attended, there is a difference in terms of curriculum settings and the subjects taught since the curriculum in my high school was an American based curriculum.

Question B

The estimated annual tuition and fees for all the three children to attend PVIS breakdown is as follows;

Application fees for each student, 10,000 vatu. Total amount for the 3 children = 30,000 vatu.

Registration fee for each student, 25,000 vatu. Total amount for the 3 children = 75,000 vatu

Resource levy- 1st child in grade 2 is 21000 vatu, 2nd child in grade 7 vis 25,000 vatu and the 3rd child in grade 11 is, 40,000 vatu = Total of 96,000 vatu.

Primary school fees for 1st  child,  at grade 2 is 756,400 vatu annually.

The secondary school fee for 2nd child in grade 7 is 821,200 vatu annually.

Secondary school for the 3rd child in grade 11 is 837,600 vatu annually.

SACE Fees – Applicable for the 3rd child is 92,100 vatu

TOTAL estimated annual fees for the 3 children is, 30000+75000+96000+756000+821200+837600+92,100 = 2,707,700 vatu

1 vatu = 0.00891

In US Dollars, = $24,125.607

Transportation Costs per year  for the 3 children, = $2884

Total cost = $26,969.607

Question C

            I have been familiar with the aspect of an international school. The idea of the United States having an Office of Overseas Schools had never closed my mind. I did not know this aspect from the government. Having an office of overseas schools is a great idea that makes it simpler for parents and US citizens to inquire about learning overseas. It is surprising what this assignment offers. The idea of International schools and the US government having an office for Overseas schools is new and adds important knowledge for learners.

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