Science Teacher Mentor

Closing Date: 23 February 2023

Category: Education & Training

Science Teacher Mentor - Dept Education - Arawa Secondary School
Change your scene and become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many. Work with our partner organisation to create a fair future for all. 
VSA will organise and fund, flights, visas, insurance, accommodation, living allowance and utilities while on assignment. 

About volunteering with VSA 
VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually. 
Please note VSA Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. 
Our Partner Organisation – Dept Education - Arawa Secondary School

The Arawa Secondary School was established in 1975. It is in Arawa town centre, central Bougainville.
The school has a student population of 800 and teaching staff of 38. It is a day school.

The Upper Secondary (grades 11-12) teach the following subject available:
English, Mathematics A, Math's B, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
History, Economics, Accounting, Business Studies, Geography, Physical Education

The Lower Secondary (grades 9-10) teach the following subjects:
English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Commerce, Home Economics, Business Studies, Religion, Arts, Personal Development.

The school was closed for about 8 years during Bougainville civil war and was reopened in 1997 with the young Bougainvilleans coming back from the bushes in hunger to complete their education.
New classrooms were built upon the foundations of burned down classrooms.

The Country 

Get off the beaten path to Bougainville! Now being the autonomous region of Bougainville, its rugged landscape is covered in rainforests. 
The Assignment 

A VSA volunteer science mentor will provide assistance and mentor science teachers or a specific Laboratory Technician to set up Lab Practicals
Although the School scores highly in Science on PNG National Secondary Schools academic rankings, with no functioning school laboratories AHS pupils will not progress in a forever advancing world

The Volunteer 
Are you someone who wants to make a difference, have a sense of adventure and like the challenge of being outside your comfort zone?  VSA Volunteers are technical experts who impart their skills and knowledge to the local community. You will need to be flexible, adaptable, resourceful, resilient with a passion for Aotearoa and the wider Pacific community. 

We're looking for a volunteer with the following: 

  • Experience working in a secondary school
  • Participation in ‘in-service: training
  • Experience in training
Apply Now! 

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full time Volunteering opportunity in Bougainville
  • Flights, accomodation and other expenses covered by VSA
  • Help transform the lives of others! Change your scene and make a real difference

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.