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International School Suva



IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)


Australia, IB PYP, IB MYP, IB DP

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International School Suva (ISS) is a private co-educational school providing internationally-recognised, educational programmes for children aged from 3 to 18. The school was established in 1973 by a group of families as an alternate education provider in Suva offering broader-based, internationally-focussed education.

ISS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum right through from Early Childhood to the Diploma Programme for graduating Year 12 students. The IB Primary Years Program (IBPYP) forms the framework in Primary school, for children aged from three to eleven. This follows a holistic approach to education, addressing the social, physical, emotional and cultural wellbeing of children in addition to their academic needs.

In Secondary School the curriculum is the IB Middle Years Programme for students aged twelve to sixteen. The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

In their final two years of school, the Australian Capital Territory Certificate is offered, or students can continue with International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Both are rigorous courses which are based on a combination of the principles of inquiry-based learning, academic rigor and critical thinking. This provides a student with a Year 12 ACT Certificate and ATAR score or an IB Diploma both of which provides entry to universities all over the world.

The school has a common set of expected school wide learning results (ESLRs) to which teaching and learning are aligned. Whether a Primary or Secondary student, the programmes are aimed at engendering a lifelong love of learning and establishing an inquiring and critical thinker who is conscious of global issues and comfortable in a multicultural situation.

Number of Contract Days

Leave: Sick leave allowance of up to 15 days per academic year, carried forward up to 45 days.
Careers' leave of up to 5 days annually to care for immediate family members.
Maternity leave of up to 12 weeks, eligible after five months of service.
Other special leave with pay for various occasions or events at the discretion of the Head of School

Starting Salary Range

Salary package: 45,000 USD (which includes the annual base gross salary and school's annual superannuation contribution). Payments are made fortnightly, directly to the nominated Fijian bank account.


Taxes: Taxes are applied at a flat rate of 20%


Housing: Housing is not provided by the school, though supported through the expat salary allowance.


Annual flights to home port of origin provided for faculty member(s) and dependents.


Utilities: Not covered

Moving Allowance

Relocation and Repatriation: Generous fixed allowance for relocation and repatriation of personal effects.
Refund of incidental costs related to relocation and a settling-in allowance.

Dependent Opportunities

Staff Concessional Fee Policy: Expat staff free placement of two children. A concession will be applied for additional children where 10% is charged.


Local private medical insurance is offered with regional coverage (New Zealand, Australia, & India) for pre-arranged needs.


Dental: Not covered


Duration of Contract: Fixed-term contract of initial three years, renewable for an additional term up to three years by mutual agreement and subject to Fiji's laws. Gratuity awarded on contract completion.


There is a non-compulsory government scheme for expats which the employer pays into and the employee can transfer to their home country at the end of their contract.

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