Assist in the implementation and development of a new school curriculum.
PNG Education Department implemented a new curriculum in 2007. This is an outcomes-based curriculum as used in New Zealand. This has been a dramatic change for teachers. The purpose of the new curriculum is to teach students to learn how to think and interpret, rather than just memorise facts.
VSA is recruiting experienced secondary teachers in English, Maths, Science and Social Sciences for:
• Hutjena Secondary School, Buka
• Bishop Wade Secondary School, Tarlena
• St Mary’s High School, Asitavi
• Arawa High School
The volunteers will work with local teachers to ensure they are confidently implementing the science, maths and English curricula in the classroom. The volunteers will assist teachers to prepare lesson plans, teaching material and resource materials; provide teaching and mentoring opportunities; and model effective teaching practices through demonstration classes, team teaching and training activities.
The schools have all had previous VSA volunteers, who were respected by local staff and held in high regard.
All schools are boarding schools with staff and students living on Campus. Accommodation will be provided by the schools.
Read about VSA volunteers and their experiences here.
1: Download and read the assignment description for this assignment.
2: Download and complete a VSA Application form
3: Submit your completed VSA Application form and current CV to:
Volunteer Recruitment Unit, VSA
PO Box 12246, Thorndon, Wellington 6144