Epauto Adventist High School in Port Vila, Vanuatu, commenced its academic year with an enrolment of more than 627 students, an increase from 2020’s total of 580 students.
This year the school has created three streams for Year 9 and 10. “We want to prepare students well for the Year 10 national exams, which is why we have broken down the classes to three, particularly for Year 9 and 10, so teachers can prepare students well for their Year 10 national exams,” explained the school principal Willie Luen.
In 2021, the school continued with the Vanuatu Government program of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), introduced in 2019. The program is specifically geared towards students in Year 10. They can enrol in trade courses offered at the privately run Pacific Vocational Training Centre located in Port Vila within the normal school terms.
Epauto now offers classes from Year 7 to 13. Last year, 57 students did Year 13 and 28 of them were awarded scholarships.
“That’s more than half of the year 13 students, which is a good outcome. This year, we will work to do better with the 58 students that are currently doing Year 13 in Science and Arts streams,” said Mr Luen.