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International School Suva

World Class Citizens ~ Life Long Learners

ISS Scholarships

International School Suva (ISS) offers and scholarships, partial and full, to outstanding students resident in Fiji. The scholarship is aimed at students with demonstrated high academic potential, personal integrity and a commitment to service.

For over 20 years, ISS has given scholarships to the children of Fiji. The scholarships provide an opportunity for local students to learn in the multi-cultural environment which makes up International School Suva. ISS offers not only an excellent education but also a caring and nurturing environment for young people.

The senior school programme at ISS is both exciting and rigorous and it prepares students for tertiary education both locally and overseas.

Who can apply?

All students resident in Fiji and currently undertaking Year 11 or 12 studies.  Please refer to the section on admission on this website as enrolment at ISS into any year level is based on age.  Students younger than the stated age required for admission will not be considered, irrespective of the current level of studies being undertaken at a Fiji school.

How to apply?

Applications are accepted from July 1st every year and close on July 31st.  Students can apply for scholarships in either Year 11 or 12 at ISS which will start in January of the following year.  Applicants can download the application form here. When submitting an application form, please attach the most recent school report, a passport sized photograph and a certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate or a copy of the front page of a current passport. Suitable applicants will be invited for academic testing and interview, after which offers are made. 

For more information call 3393 300 or email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2016 ISS Scholarship Recipients

(L-R)  Rahil Prasad, Anaseini Hurstel, Carena Zhong, Yehwan Kim 

Rahil Prasad - Year 11 -  “ISS provides a multi-racial environment, and I found that it has taught me alot about being open-minded and mature. I love the curriculum ISS offers and I am thankful to ISS for giving me this wonderful opportunity”

(2015 – Rampur College)

Anaseini Hurstel - Year 11 - “In my few weeks here , I have met some good challenges that has molded me to become an International thinker. The opportunities  and the curriculum available here  cannot be found anywhere else in Fiji. I am indeed greatful to ISS for this opportunity.”  

(2015 – Suva Grammar School) 

Carena Zhong - Year 11  - “I would like to further my education abroad and am thankful for this opportunity to study IB as it is not available locally.  I love the International Diversity and have felt welcomed from day 1.

(2015 – Yat Sen Secondary School)

Yehwan Kim - Year 11  - “ ISS provides a great curriculum, and receiving this scholarship has motivated me to do my best. I love how the school encourages us to be critical thinkers and global citizens. Thank you ISS for giving me this opportunity”  

(2015 –  Marist Brothers High School)

2015 ISS Scholarship Recipients

(L - R)  Kelvin Liao (Yr. 11),   Sahil Kumar (Yr. 12),  Celeste Kado (Yr 11)

Kelvin Liao - “ISS motivates me to become the best that I can be, trying my best to overcome

all my obstacles and the curriculum ISS provides does just that.”

(2014 - Yatsen Secondary School)

Sahil Kumar - “I believe that ISS is the best platform for Universities abroad.  In addition, being

amongst a diverse culture of students in ISS, motivates me to work towards my goal.”

(2014 - Gospel High School)

Celeste Kado - “I really love how ISS encourages students to be well rounded and global

minded and I feel that it has brought out the best in me.”

(2014 - Yatsen Secondary School)

2014 ISS Scholarship Recipients

(L-R) Aninda Saha, Debanjan Dhar, Vindula Fernando, Ickbum Kim

Ickbum Kim – Year 11
First year in ISS.

 2013 – Jai Narayan College

“Coming to ISS means that I can sit the IB Exams which is the door way  to further studies abroad.  

I love the  diverse Courses offered at ISS and have found that there is a great multi-racial environment.”

Vindula Fernando – Year 11

First year in ISS.

 2013 – Gospel High School.

 “ISS Provides great opportunities for further studies abroad.  I am enjoying the freedom of expression

between the teachers and students.  I love the multi-racial environment and have settled in perfectly”  

Debanjan Dhar – Year 11

First year in ISS.

2013 – Yat Sen Secondary School

I would like to attend University abroad and am thankful for this opportunity to study IB.  I love the

International Diversity and have felt welcomed from day 1.

Aninda Saha– Year 11

First year in ISS.

2013 –  Yat Sen Secondary School

IB for me is the stepping stone to tertiary studies abroad, I love the ISS curriculum , the critical

thinking courses especially has helped me to think outside the box. This will be a challenging year

and I am already enjoying it. 

2013 ISS Scholarship Recipients



L-R  - Rachael Nath, Jisu Kim, Avishay Prasad, Magdalena Ramoala.

Rachael Nath – Year 11130080

Second year in ISS

2012 Gospel High School

“I love the ISS curriculum, especially the IB Program and the students and teachers’ open mindedness” 
2015 - Racael Nath is currently working part time at Fiji Sun and is studying in the University of the 
South Pacific - Double Degree Journalism/Politics


Jisu Kim – Year 11

Second year in ISS

2012 Yat Sen Secondary School

“ISS provides students with a lot of opportunities, the competition is high and the curriculum is great.”

2015 - Jisu Kim will be traveling to the United States of America to attend Uni in 2016, She is currently in Korea studying Art.


Avishay Prasad – Year 12

Graduate 2013

2012  Rishikul Sanatan College

“Being at ISS for one year changed my whole outlook to life, the opportunities and the resources available was just what I needed.   I love the Multi-racial environment and have made great friends.” Avishay Prasad is currently at the University of the South Pacific studying Law & Psychology - Double Major


Magdalena Ramoala – Year 12

Graduate 2013

2012  St Joseph’s Secondary School

“ISS provides great opportunities for further studies abroad and prepares you for the tertiary life. I love that the teacher/student ratio is 1 to 15, which helps us learn better. I also love the multi-racial community.” Magdalena Ramoala is studying Law and Economics at the University of the South Pacific. 



Teriki Sai, IB Diploma

Graduate, 2012

Teriki Sai was a Form 5 student of Marist Brothers High School in 2010 when he applied for the ISS IB scholarship. He graduated with his IB Diploma in 2012 and is currently taking a break from studying and is working at Vodaphone Fiji.


Sudeshna Dhar

IB Diploma Graduate, Deputy Head student and Dux, 2011

Sudeshna Dhar is currently at McMaster University in Hamilton Canada, studying Life Sciences and majoring in Molecular Biology and Genetics. She ran for the Hall Representative position for her building in McMaster's Inter-Residence Council and won the election. Sudeshna writes:
“At the end of last semester, I applied for a research position under my favourite professor here, and I even made it through two shortlists, one for an interview and another for a lab skills demonstration, but unfortunately didn't make it to the final selection. It was tough, especially competing with upper year students; I'm happy I made it as far as I did. I even realized that I had more practical experience than some of the second year students that applied because of having done the IB. I'm so lucky I had the chance to complete the Diploma at ISS; it's opened up so many opportunities, and I learned so much from it that I can apply to the real world. The professor did encourage me to apply again next year, and I definitely will!”



Suhailah Ali

IB Diploma Graduate, Deputy Head Student and Dux, 2010

Suhailah Ali is from Fiji and is currently pursuing a degree in Biological Science at the University of East Anglia in England.





Drue Slatter

IB Diploma Graduate and Head Student, 2010

Drue Slatter lives in Fiji and was a Form 5 student of Cuvu College when she applied for the ISS IB scholarship. Drue is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism at the University of the South Pacific and working part-time at MaiLifemagazine. Drue was the Westpac Women’s Education Grant2011 recipient and winner of Miss Hibiscus in 2012.




Jioji Konusi

IB Diploma Graduate 2010, Head Student 2010

Jioji Konusi was awarded an IB Scholarship to ISS in 2009 when he was a student of Marist Brothers High School.  He later became the Head Student in 2010.  “I think that the best thing about my experience at ISS is that it challenges a person to become the best that they can be with the range of subjects that they offer and the rigorous academic schedule that they place on their students.  There is also a wide variety of extra-curricular activities (drama, MUN, sports) that engages students outside of the classroom and expands their experience, so that they are not only isolated to a classroom environment but have a chance to broaden their perspectives and to try something new.  Overall, it does provide a very good foundation for a student's future academic and professional career which will help them to cope with the realistic expectations of whichever industry they choose to work in.” After leaving ISS, he enrolled at the University of Auckland where he is currently pursuing a BCom/LLB degree.  Jioji is also doing voluntary work as an assistant accounts clerk at a nearby church.   “I am aiming to get my CA qualification as well as my qualifications for the Bar after I complete my degree."



Nicollette Rhyannion Goulding

IB Diploma Graduate 2007 - 2008

A scholarship Student who joined ISS from St. Joseph Secondary School in  2007 – 2008.  Since leaving ISS, Nicollette has attained a BSc in Environmental Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Climate Change from the University of the South Pacific. She currently works for a regional organisation - Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC- GIZ) as a Climate Change & Gender Intern and is part time  pursuing a Masters of Arts in Diplomacy & International Affairs.  She enjoys the challenges of  her work and the change from science to social science however her goal is to obtain a Masters in Science when she completes her Masters in Arts.  “I value and treasure the 2 years I spent at ISS and this invaluable experience and exposure has definitely helped define the person that I am today particularly with my outlook towards academia and deals towards striving for excellence in all that I do.  The compulsory CAS (Creativity, Action & Service) towards the IB Diploma experience at ISS has also somewhat guided me in that I avail myself more for community work and being of service to others”




Furqan Nusair

IB Diploma Graduate, 2006

Furqan Nusair is in his final year of completing a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia.




Nikolas Roche

IB Diploma Graduate, 2004

Nikolas Roche lives in the USA and recently completed a Master’s in Health Physics which deals with radiation protection from Colorado State University. He is currently working as a Health Physicist at the Uranium Mine in Wyoming, USA.



 Mere Nailatikau

IB Diploma Graduate, Head Student and Dux, 2002

Merewalesi Nailatikau lives in Fiji, where she is a Post-Graduate student in Development Studies at the University of the South Pacific. She was appointed in February 2011 as a Goodwill Ambassador for Children

at UNICEF. She has been named Miss Fiji and Miss South Pacific, and has used her platform to be an advocate for children and for solving the climate crisis. She has used her communication skills to assist numerous non-governmental organizations and international advocacy groups.


Student Permit Visas


In order to obtain a Student Permit Visa to study at International School Suva, application needs to be made to the Department of Immigration. The majority of overseas students obtain visas with their parents, who are in Fiji to work. Some students may be accepted to attend the secondary part of the school when they are not accompanied by their parents. The school will only accept students who are not living with their parents, if they are living with an approved guardian who has been appointed by their parents for the time the student is in Fiji. The following paperwork should be forwarded to the Department of Immigration.


     » ISS Student Enrolment Form
     » Application Fees of $136.00 (this is subject to change so check website)
     » Recent Medical Report from home country
     » Recent Police Report from home country
     » Acceptance Letter from the School
     » Sponsor Letter –from the guardian
     » Original Birth Certificate
     » Letter of application from the parents
     » Original Bank Statement from home country 
     » 1 Passport Size photo - Certified

It should be noted that there is usually at least 1 month processing time.
Application forms and up to date information is available on the website.

General Information

School uniform
It is an expectation that all students wear correct uniform. Students will receive warning letters if they are not in the correct uniform; they may also be sent home if this continues. School sandals should have a back strap and provide support over the top of the foot. Black shoes and white socks may also be worn but sandals must be worn with sulus. Shorts may be worn as an alternative to the sulu and skirt except for formal school functions such as Secondary Presentation Evening. 

Timing of the school day

Primary Bell Times:

Time Activity
7.50 Doors open
8.00 School day begins
9.45 Recess
9.55 Play bell
10.15 School recommences
11.45 Lunch
11.55 Play bell
12.45 School recommences
02.30 End of school

Middle School Bell Times:

7.50 Pastoral / DEAR /Roll Call
8.30 Period 1
9.15 Period 2
10.00 Recess
10.20 Period 3
11.20 Period 4
12.20 Lunch
1.10 - 1.50 DEAR
1.50 - 2.30 Period 5

High School Bell Times

7.50 Pastoral
8.00 Period 1
8.40 Period 2
9.20 Period 3
10.00 Recess
10.20 Period 4
11.00 Period 5
11.40 Period 6
12.20 Lunch
1.50 Period 7
2.30 Period 
End of day for most students
3.10 End of school for other students

Bus Service
Please refer to School Bus for detailed information.      

There is a small canteen at the school where students can order and purchase hot and cold snacks and meals from. The opening hours are from 6.30am to 3.30pm. Refer to the canteen menu for details on what is available daily.

Policy on the use of Mobile phones/iPods/headjacks in school

  • Any digital storage device such as iPods which have a headphone jack is not permitted in school.
  • Headphones are not permitted in school.
  • Mobile phones must be registered at the Primary or Secondary office.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off and left in lockers (Secondary) or a secure place such as the Primary or Secondary office out of sight during the school day.
  • Any student found using a mobile phone without permission between 7.45am and 2.30pm will have the phone confiscated. This may result in the student not being permitted to bring a phone to school again. Any confiscated phone must be collected by a parent.
  • Students needing to use their mobile phone during the school day should do so in the Primary or Secondary office, once permission has been obtained from one of the Heads of School.

Rebecca Clentworth is the Head of the Primary School, she is assisted by Rosi Uluiviti as PYP Coordinator and the teaching and learning coaches for Literacy, Maths and Science, Wellbeing and Specialist teachers.


Early Childhood 1
The Early Childhood 1 programme run from 8am – 1.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Early Childhood 2 to Year 5
These programmes run from 8am – 2.30pm Monday - Friday

Students will follow standard primary school times (8am to 2.30pm).

Primary Stationery and school materials
All primary stationery and school materials are supplied through the classroom teacher. There is no need for parents to make separate purchases for exercise books, texts books or writing materials to start the year.
Refer to the Primary Handbook for detailed information

Megan Navunisaravi is Head of High School and she deals with all student matters related to the high school (Years 9 to Year 12). She is assisted by the Year Coordinators, Heads of Department and Curriculum Coordinators: Alex Karountzos (ACT/IB Coordinator) and Cynthia Chen (IGCSE Coordinator). Kris Stice is Head of Middle School. He is assisted by the Pastoral teachers and Heads of Department

Secondary Textbooks
Students will receive textbooks through the Library. It is important that students take particular care of the books because they are very expensive, the cost ranging from $30 to $100. Students are expected to return their textbooks at the end of the school year and will be charged for missing or damaged books.

Secondary Stationery
Secondary students are expected to provide their own stationery. Please refer to the lists below.

Middle School: High School:

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9 & 10

Year 11 & 12

Curriculum Booklets
Year 9 to Year 10 (2018)
Year 11 to year 12 (2018)

Secondary Locker Procedures
All students are issued a locker, for which a charge of $5 is levied. This should be paid to the office at the time of enrolment. Each student is responsible for the security of his/her locker and must ensure it is locked at all times. Lockers which are found unlocked will be locked. Students will be required to pay a re-opening fee of $3.

Contacts for the Principal and Heads of School
Stephen Cathers, Head of School / Principal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Megan Navunisaravi, Head of High School (Years 9 to 12) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kris Stice, Head of Middle School (Years 6 to 8) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rebecca Clentworth, Head of Primary School (ECH to Year 5)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rosi Uluiviti, PYP Coordinator (ECH to Year 5) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Hours
Office hours are from 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday and closed on public holidays.
For further information do not hesitate to call 3393 300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Thank you for your interest in International School Suva. Applications to the school are assessed on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the year. Please be aware that if a year level is full your child will be placed on a waiting list and considered for a place will only be given should one become available. 

International School Suva operates on a southern hemisphere academic timetable with the year running from January to December. At International School Suva we call the first formal year of school Reception and students entering Reception should have turned five years of age before 1st January of their year of entry. The table below shows the ages of children in each year level.
Primary School
Year Student's age upon entry
ECH1 3 (turning 4)
ECH2 4 (turning 5)
Reception 5 (turning 6)
Year 1 6 (turning 7)
Year 2 7 (turning 8)
Year 3 8 (turning 9)
Year 4 9 (turning 10)
Year 5 10 (turning 11)

Middle School
Year Student's age upon entry
Year 6 11 (turning 12)
Year 7 12 (turning 13)
Year 8 13 (turning 14)
More information on the Middle School entry requirements can be found here.

High School
Year Student's age upon entry
Year 9 14 (turning 15)
Year 10 15 (turning 16)
Year 11 16 (turning 17)
Year 12 17 (turning 18)

More information on the High School Admissions  process and requirements can be found here.

A copy of the enrolment form and prospectus can be downloaded here. Completed enrolment applications and supporting documentation, should then be emailed to the relevant Head of School:

  • Rebecca Clentworth, Head of Primary School, ECH1 - Year 5, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Kris Stice, Head of Middle School, Year 6 - Year 8, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Megan Navunisaravi, Head of High School, Year 9 - Year 12, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parents, with one child in the school, whose annual income is less than FJ $90,000 net per annum, and those with two or more children in the school and a total income of less than FJ$120,000 net, are eligible to apply for a 30% concession on tuition fees.  Please ask for or download the concession application form and return the completed application form to the principal.