2021 Information

Skul yia hem i stat long namba 1 Maj 2021. Plis mifala i askem yu blong yu folem gud ol samting we bambae mifala i talem long pepa ia.

  1. Registration or taem blong yu pem skul fi blong yu bambae i stap long Mande, namba 1 Maj mo taem blong skul or klas i stat long namba 1 Maj. Man we i kam let blong pem skul fi blong hem, bambae mifala i mekem hem i mas pem 1,500vt antap long skul fi blong hem, from we hem i mestem blong kam long Mande. Sipos yu mestem eni klas mifala daonem grad blong yu 3 points wan wan klas. Hem i impoten tumas yu stap long stret taem. Taem blong pem skul fi hemi stap long 2:00 – 4:00 long Mande aftenun. Baebol Skul bae i provaedem kakae stat long Mande 1 Maj long sapa.
  2. Fi blong styuden long 2021. Long 2021, mifala i gat trifala tem. Skul fi blong ful yia long styuden we oli slip long skul hem i 139,500 vatu long wan yia. Olgeta we oli AOG we oli slip long skul hem i 123,000 vatu long wan yia from we oli kasem wan skolasip. 
General breakdown of school fees

Smol tok save: Taem we yu kam rejista long 1 Maj, yu mas pem skul fi blong tem. Sipos yu kam rejista wetem haf mane blong skul fi, skul i alawem yu blong mas pem narafala haf we i stap long six wik nomo. Sipos skul fi hem i 46,500 vatu, yu mas pem 23,250. Afta six wik, yu mas pem narafala haf (23,250). Sipos yu no flatem long six wik ia, bae mifala i sanem yu aot long skul. Sipos yu yu wan styuden blong AOG, skolasip hem i ridyusum skul fi long 41,000 vatu. Yu mas pem 41,000 long 1 Maj, sipos no yu save pem haf olsem 20,500 vatu long 1 Maj mo 20,500 vatu afta six wik. Evri styuden mas pem 20,000 vatu long taem hem i kam rejista.  

Skul yia :

  • 1st Term: 1 Maj – 13 Mei (Registration 1 Maj)
  • 2nd Term: 31 Mai – 12 Ogis (Registration 31 Mai)
  • 3rd Term: 6 Septemba – 21 Novemba (Registration 6 Septemba) 

Smol Tok Save: Mifala i plan blong gat plante textbook. Praes blong olgeta textbook blong wan wan tem em i 10,000 vatu. Mane ia mifala em i putum finis insaed long skul fi blong yu.

Sam samting yu mas save bifo yu kam long Vila.

  • Yu mas tekem wetem yu naf mane blong pem ol samting olsem pen, pensel, toeletpepa, senta we i blokem smel blong swet, sop blong wasem klos, mo sam narafala samting.
  • Taem yu kam, yu mas karem sheet bed mo pilo from we Baebol skul hem i no provaedem.
  • Ol gel / boe styuden i mas slip insaed long campus. 
  • Skul i gat fasin blong yu dres gud taem yu kam long klas. Mifala no alawem yu blong werem t-sot long klas. Man i mas gat sot wetem nek mo gel hemi mas werem dress o sket wetem blaos.
  • Taem yu kasem Vila yu save ringim mifala blong pikimap yu o yu save kasem wan bus blong karem yu i kam long skul campus.

Mifala i prea se God bambae i mekem bigfala samting insaed long laef blong yu taem yu stap wetem mifala. Mifala i glad we yu jusum blong kam long Baebol skul. Mifala i askem yu blong yu kam wetem wan hat we i open blong lisin long toktok blong Masta mo rere blong folem rul mo lisin long olgeta we oli stap lukaotem Baebol skul. Bambae God i blesem yu! Sipos yu gat eni samting blong askem mifala, mifala i askem yu blong ringim mifala long telephone namba 7109983 (Dean of styuden), 7736185 (Principal), 27401 (skul office).

Tangkiu tumas,

J. Gary Ellison

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2021 Calendar

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• Term 1 (Mon, 1 March 2021 – Thu, 13 May 2021)
• Term 2 (Mon, 31 May 2021 – Thu, 12 August 2021)
• Term 3 (Mon, 6 September 2021 – Sun, 21 November 2021)

REGISTRATION is Monday, 1 March at 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All students should be present to register. Depending on textbooks, on campus students should expect each term to cost 35,000vt to 40,000vt. Married students living on campus should expect a bit more.

Please come with 20,000vt as your first payment! The balance should be paid during the sixth week of the term.

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JBI celebrates Vanuatu’s 40th anniversary of independence!

0001-01-01 Yumi JBI IMG_On July 23, 2020, the students from Joy Bible Institute joined the Victory Parade to celebrate Vanuatu’s 40th anniversary of independence. Their antiphonal calls of “Yumi!… 40!…Yumi!…40!” could be heard as they marched through the streets of Port Vila up to Indpendence Park.

The students carried a banner boldly proclaiming from Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”


What a privilege to join in the celebration in recognition of the freedoms and responsibilities incumbent on us as citizens of Vanuatu and even more as citizens of the kingdom of God. “Long God yumi stanap!”

May the Lord continue to bless Vanuatu!

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SCHEDULE CHANGE for next term!

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Due to COVID-19 and the State of Emergency, the first term has been lengthened and will end 28 May.
TERM 2 will begin 15 JUNE (NOT the first of June) and will end 27 AUGUST.
TERM 3 will follow the pre-announced schedule (7 September through 22 November).
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Now Is the Time to Apply to JBI!


“Time slips.
Days pass.
Years fade.
And life ends.
And what we came to do
must be done
while there is time.”

Max Lucado

Yes, NOW is the time.

Many of our students cannot believe that they waited so long before coming to Joy Bible Institute for training.

“I should have come sooner!”

“I lost too much time!”

“I wish that I had known this years ago!”

If you feel a strong desire to study God’s Word and prepare for ministry, we encourage you to quickly submit your application so that you may have adequate time to prepare for the next school year beginning 2 March 2020. Wait no more!

Choose one of three ways to apply:

  1. Download your STUDENT APPLICATION in Bislama here.
  2. Or fill out an online Bislama application here: ONLINE APPLICATION
  3. If you prefer, you may download the application in ENGLISH here.

We also need a recommendation from your pastor. You may download it separately here: PASTOR’S RECOMMENDATION. Your pastor should send this to us separately from your application so that his comments may be confidential.

These forms may be typed and send by email to joybible@gmail.com, or you may print them and mail them to:

Joy Bible Institute
P. O. Box 808
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Don’t wait any longer!


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First Term Courses

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First year students will take the following foundational courses:

Bible Geography & Archaeology Mrs. Lori Ellison
English Mrs. Lori Ellison
Spiritual Disciplines Pastor Kiel Maimai
Study Skills Pastor Kiel Maimai
Old Testament Survey Pastor Philip Naias

Upper level students will take the following first term courses:

Expository Preaching 1 Pastor Kiel Maimai
Church Leadership Pastor Youen Atnelo
The Gospel according to John Pastor J. Gary Ellison
The Doctrine of Man and Sin Pastor Philip Naias
Church History Pastor J. Gary Ellison
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2020 Calendar

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  • Term 1 (Monday, 2 March 2020 – Thursday, 14 May 2020)
  • Term 2 (Monday, 1 June 2020 – Thursday, 13 August 2020)
  • Term 3 (Monday, 7 September 2020 – Sunday, 22 November 2020)

REGISTRATION is Monday, 2 March at 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All students should be present to register. Depending on textbooks, on campus students should expect each term to cost 35,000vt to 40,000vt. Married students living on campus should expect a bit more.

Please come with 20,000vt as your first payment! The balance should be paid during the sixth week of the term.

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Mission Nouméa!

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Joy Bible Institute students normally go on a mission trip every other year. This year a group of our students went to Nouméa, New Caledonia for ten days of ministry. They were able to preach the Word each evening. They saw the Lord perform some remarkable healings and saw several people saved as a result of their ministry.

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2019 School Calendar

Here are the dates for our terms for 2019:
Term 1 (Mon, 4 Mar 2019 – Thu, 16 May 2019)
Term 2 (Mon, 3 Jun 2019 – Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
Term 3 (Mon, 9 Sep 2019 – Sun, 24 Nov 2019)

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2018 Calendar at Joy Bible Institute!

Students, mark your calendars! School starts March 5, 2018. Below are the Joy Bible Institute terms for 2018.

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Term 1: Monday, March 5, 2018 – Thursday, May 17, 2018

Term 2: Monday, June 4, 2018 – Thursday, August 16, 2018

Term 3: Monday, September 10, 2018 – Sunday, November 25, 2018

We are looking forward to a great year in 2018!

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