We are seeking an innovative and experienced secondary science teacher to travel to Bougainville in order to assist the science department of St Joseph’s College.  The school would like to have the support of a teacher who is passionate about their science and who could model for others how to teach science in a high school department with limited resources.

St Joseph’s is located in central Bougainville, 50km north of the town of Arawa. The school is an initiative of the Marist Brothers and their lay collaborators. The College commenced in 1999 is response to the growing demand for appropriate education for young people who had had their lives disrupted by the ten year Bougainville civil war (sometimes referred to as the ‘crisis’). When it started, the aim of the college was to work with young men, particularly ex-combatants, who wished to regain an education. Today, the college consists of an Elementary School, a Primary School, a High School and an Occupational Skills Training Centre.  The college is coeducational at both the elementary and primary levels.

A volunteer science teacher is wanted for the high school section of the college. The curriculum is the equivalent of our Years 9 and 10 Science. St Joseph’s has two laboratories and is seeking government assistance to have their department better resourced. The college would very much welcome an enthusiastic, experienced science teacher who could teach alongside their own staff and assist them to mature as a department of science teaching professionals. This position would ideally suit a teacher could who take a long service leave break in 2013 or a teacher who could commit to being a volunteer for the year. Accommodation in a staff house would be available for the volunteer.  


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Chris Mirabella