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Asia Early Years & Primary Job Mailer IMMEDIATE JOBS 27 January 2012 Please see below for list of just a few vacancies we have open. Please look online at www.teachanywhere.com for our full list of vacancies! PLEASE NOTE ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED If you are interested in any of these jobs, alert your Teachanywhere recruiter. Please indicate the area/jobs of interest in your email so we know how to direct your application. Unless otherwise indicated, all positions require teacher training such as a PGCE, Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education or Higher Diploma in Education. We work with teachers who are trained or experienced in the following national curricula – UK, Ire, US, Canada, Aus, NZ and SA, as well as International Baccalaureate. China There are plenty of opportunities to work in this fast growing, multicultural country. China offers great packages, interesting travel opportunities, and a chance to experience life in a country that is in the midst of huge transformation. For more about China go to www.lonelyplanet.com/china and www.youtube.com/watch?v=boiyGYEiLLg PLEASE NOTE SALARIES IN CHINA ARE USUALLY TAXED AT ABOUT 10-20%. THE TAX ON AN IN DIVIDUAL’S INCOME IS PROGRESSIVE. AS AT 2011, AN INDIVIDUAL’S INCOME IS TAXED PROGRESSIVELY AT 5%-45%. CHC013 Beijing UK Curriculum 2+ years experience post qualification NOR: 1800 pupils and about 120 international pupils Ages K-12 Type: Local International, Bilingual, Broadly Local International (15 + nationalities) Vacancies Primary English Language Teacher x 1 – February 2012 Job #7552 The school has two semesters in one academic year and foreign teachers are able to sign a contract for one semester or for two semesters (i.e. a full academic year) when they first arrive). They can accept teachers from any native English speaking country (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and the UK) but they should have a Bachelor's / Masters degree and at least two years' teaching experience (experience of having taught GCSEs or A Levels is preferred but they will consider those who have other curriculum experience at the same level). They are looking for teachers who are passionate, love children and who are easy-going, flexible, adaptable and sociable. As the rapid development of economic globalization, English has become a world passport. Leading international schools across the world have run bilingual programs. Likewise, this school puts a great emphasis on the combination of Chinese and English courses to guarantee the completion of national curricula plans, offering Chinese students intensive English courses and conducting 25-45% of the classes in English. The courses are allocated as follows: pupils in the primary school are taught a preparatory course for the CIPP (Cambridge International Primary Program); junior middle school students study a preparatory course for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education); and high school students receive instruction in both a preparatory course for the ACT (American College Test) and British A-level (Advanced Level) preparatory courses. The combination of classes offers students the possibility of achieving multi-development: not only can they enter top Chinese universities, but they also may enrol in world-famous universities abroad. At the same time, for junior and senior high school students wishing to study abroad, the school offers foundation courses leading to further education in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. For international students, the school uses proven international educational products: CIPP, IGCSE, A-level courses, ACT courses, Chinese HSK courses, Chinese university foundation courses and supplementary Chinese and English courses. Monthly salary between RMB 12,000 and 15,000 for a subject teacher (US$1848 - 2309) and RMB 8000 and 10000 for an ESL Teacher (US$1232 and 1540) plus accommodation, flights etc. The school is located in Beijing, the capital of China. Beijing is a bustling city with more than 13 million people on an area of 16,800 sq. km – the size of Belgium. The Beijing Municipality is flat and has a very orderly design – north, south, east and west circumnavigated by six concentric ring roads. The Beijing seasons are clearly marked by changes in weather and temperatures, and surprising splashes of colors. Beijing today is a city of vast contrasts – the new intermingles with the old, and the whole city is developing rapidly. Being a proud member of the WTO and successful host for the 29th Olympics Games, Beijing has set an even greater pace of development and change. Beijing is also home to a sizable expatriate population comprising members from the business community, NGOs, embassies and foreign students. (3/S/TC/M2/58) For more about Beijing please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGl4JGTyXwU&feature=fvwrel Benefits include: Salary for an ESL teacher is between 8000-10000 RMB after tax; Salary for a Primary teacher working in the international section is between 10000-12000 RMB after tax; Salary for a Secondary teacher working in the international section is between 12000 – 15000 RMB after tax. 500 RMB net for travel allowance Single, furnished accommodation 20 mins bus ride from the school very close to Chaoyang Park, half an hour to Tiananmen Square and Imperial Place or housing allowance of 2800 RMB net Teachers living in school provided apartments get 250 RMB net bills allowance. Free meals at the school School free internet connection; home internet and phone is charged Accident insurance is provided Round trip airfare reimbursement at the end of the second semester CHB010 Changchun IB Framework NOR: 138 and Age range taught: 3-19 year olds Type: Broadly International Vacancies Primary & Secondary Teacher Librarian – February 2012 Job #7540 The school require candidates with a regionally or nationally recognized BA/BS and teaching qualification with at least 2 years of international school experience teaching subject content to students with multiple levels of language ability. There is a strong preference for instructors currently in Asia, or North East Asia, or with Asian experience. They prefer candidates with IBO training/experience and/or certification and/or a Masters degree or above are strongly preferred but this is not essential. Fluent English is a requirement. The school is growing quickly but they're still small (about 130 learners).with all the advantages this offers. This is the first international school in Jilin Province and is authorized by Provincial and Central Governments. It is an IBO DP/MYP member school and PYP candidate school. The school serves children from aged 3-19. As an IB/World School graduates have access to more than 2,500 universities in 77 nations which receive IBDP graduates, including Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Oxford, the American Ivy League, etc. Monthly salary according to experience and qualifications plus single housing, medical insurance, tuition for staff children, flights etc. (2/S/TC/M2/58) Changchun is located 1.5 hours by air from Beijing, Vladivostok, Seoul, Dalian and Qingdao. It is within a 2-hour train ride to Harbin, China's ice sculpture capital. Changchun is one of the cleanest and most organized cities in China, and because of its location in the North East, can be very inexpensive. Changchun is one of the leading auto manufacturing cities in China, with a strong representation of foreign auto manufacturers. The population of Changchun is between 6 and 7 million, 10 percent of which are of Korean origin. Please visit http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/jilin/changchun/ to learn more about this lovely city. Benefits Include: Competitive salary according to experience and qualifications. They do not count part-time work, nor do they count time spent in language schools. The salary scale is complicated and depends on experience, qualification, IB training. For example, if a teacher has an MA with a teaching qualification, and 10 years experience, their basic would be RMB19,670. They do pay extra for teachers with IB training and experience. For example, if they have IB diploma training and 2+ years teaching experience at IB higher level, they would get an extra RMB3500 per month. People with IB trainer or examiner experience also get extra allowances, as do teachers with experience at A' level in certain subjects. Single occupancy housing (1 bed appt for singles, 2 bed appt for couples) Utility allowance Relocation allowance Lunch Medical insurance Tuition for up to 2 children IBO training for those instructors teaching within the grade ranges of the Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and the Diploma Program. CHC015 Jinan IB Framework 2 years experience post qualification Ages 3-12 years old at the international campus and 2 ½ to 6 years old at the local Chinese campus Type: Broadly International; Local International; Bilingual Vacancies Early Years Teacher (for 4-6 year olds) – As soon as possible! Job #7467 This school is part of a large group of schools which provides Educational Services in Singapore, China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, India and Indonesia through International Schools, Pre-Schools and Early Childhood Teacher Education Courses. The company currently operates 52 schools and together, these schools provide quality international education to over 5000 children. All classroom teachers are fully qualified experiential teachers who are fluent in English. Singles or teaching couples are preferred but other applicants should still apply. All applicants should be very child-centred and wanting to work in a team as well as being a good teacher. Applicants should have at least 2 years experience post qualification with excellent oral and written English skills. The school seeks only passionate and dedicated teachers to make a difference in children‟s learning. They should also be tolerant and flexible. This is a multicultural international school where the language of instruction is English. This school consists of 2 campuses. The international cater for expatriate children aged from 3 to 12 years old. This is a multicultural international school. The school follows the inquiry based IB Framework delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff. A Local Chinese school caters for preschool Chinese children from 2.5 to 6 years old. All children receive English lessons from the expat teachers and have opportunities to benefit from international teaching and culture communication. Monthly salary of between RMB 16,450 and RMB 22,400 / US $2471 and $3365 for the EY post RMB 12,000 (S$1903) for the EAL post plus flights, housing, medical insurance etc. (2/S/TC/58) The prosperous provincial capital Jǐ‟nán is a modern Chinese city that largely serves travellers as a transit point to other destinations around Shandong which is in the north east of China. Jinan is located in north-western Shandong about 400 kilometres (250 mi) south of the national capital of Beijing. Compared with those capital cities, or other large and medium-size cities in China, Jinan has few advantages and lacks a metropolitan atmosphere, the highlight being its numerous springs. Some people say Jinan's glamour is not merely its enticing natural beauty, but more the warmth of the Jinan people. The beauty of nature is thin and weak, but the beauty that comes from people will last forever. For more on Jinan go to http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/shandong/jinan/ Benefits include: Salary scale between RMB16,450 and 22,400 dependent on qualifications and experience for a regular teaching post and RMB 12,000 per month for the EAL post. Income tax is paid by teacher and is typically 10-15% and of Contract Bonus of RMB 35,000 Overseas Cost of Living Allowance of RMB3000 Economy Class flights at beginning and end of contract plus annual summer flights home. Accommodation Allowance Relocation Allowance Visa and medical examination costs Group Medical Insurance Plan 2 year contracts CHC009 Dongguan Curriculum based on UK Early Years and Primary Curriculum 2 years experience post qualification NOR: 90 pupils Ages 18 months -11 year olds Type: Broadly International Vacancies Early Years Teacher (2-3 year olds) – February 2012 Job #7359 This school is part of a large group of schools which provides Educational Services in Singapore, China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, India and Indonesia through International Schools, Pre-Schools and Early Childhood Teacher Education Courses. The company currently operates 52 schools and together, these schools provide quality international education to over 5000 children from fifty four different nationalities. The school is actually housed in the expatriate area which is all gated communities, tree lined avenues, cafes, boutiques – even a British pub - you name it! There is a lively expatriate scene and young teachers have many 'friends' outside the teaching clique! The school at Dongguan has been in operation for four years and extended itself into primary school education last year. It now offers nursery to Year 2 levels. It is located in a prestigious housing estate, Dynatown, and attracts children and staff from many different nationalities. The school offers a child-responsive curriculum where children learn through inquiry. The school environment offers extensive indoor and outdoor areas as well as resources for children to explore and learn. Monthly salary of about RMB 14,000 / US $2156 plus airfares, accommodation allowance and insurance. Dongguan is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. An important industrial city located in the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou to the north, Huizhou to the northeast, Shenzhen to the south, and the Pearl River to the west. It is also home to the world's largest shopping mall, South China Mall. Dongguan is about 30 minutes from Guangzhou; its equal distance between Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Industrial in the main. There is a lively expatriate scene (2/S/TC/58) For more on Dongguan please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPIt27bkudI Benefits include: Two year contract Salary dependent upon experience and qualifications - likely to be about 14.000 RMB per month. Tax paid by the teacher. Airfare paid at the beginning and end of the contract. Accommodation allowance of 2000 RMB per month is included in the salary. With spouses and children, arrangements are negotiable, including tuition. Work accident insurance. CHC014 Chengdu Inquiry based Curriculum 2 years experience post qualification Ages 18 months to 11 years Type: Broadly International Vacancies Nursery 2 Teacher (3-4 year olds) – January 2012 Job #7342 This school is part of a large group of schools which provides Educational Services in Singapore, China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, India and Indonesia through International Schools, Pre-Schools and Early Childhood Teacher Education Courses. The company currently operates 52 schools and together, these schools provide quality international education to over 5000 children from fifty four different nationalities. Applicants should have at least 2 years experience post qualification with excellent oral and written English skills. Single and teaching couples preferred. The school seeks only passionate and dedicated teachers to make a difference in children‟s learning. Built by the Singapore property developer, Surbana Land, this international school commenced operations in 2007. It is located in the Botanica housing estate in Chengdu, an iconic township development project that embellishes the Singaporean brand name. The school follows the Early Years curriculum for children aged 2-5 years old. The older students' curriculum is based upon the International Baccalaureate Scope and Sequence documents for Mathematics and English. Monthly salary or RMB 19.500 – 25,000 (US$3089 - 3960) plus accommodation allowance, tuition for staff children, medical insurance, flights, relocation allowance etc. (2/S/TC/M2/58) Chengdu is the capital of "Heavenly State" (Tian Fu Zhi Guo), habitat of giant pandas and city of cotton-rose hibiscus. Located in the west of Sichuan Basin and in the centre of Chengdu Plain, Chengdu covers a total area of 12.3 thousand square kilometres (4,749 square miles) with a population of over 11 million. For more on Chengdu please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9oi-ORbHu0 Benefits include: Salary RMB 19,500-25,000 per month; RMB 234,000-300,000 per annum Income tax on salary to be paid by teacher (typically is between 10% and 15%). Medical insurance Tuition for children Accommodation allowance (amount depends on single or with family) Flights home after one year and at end of contract plus flights to China Relocation allowance Cost of Visa processing Staff meals Two Year Contract Japan Somewhere between the elegant formality of Japanese manners and the candid, sometimes boisterous exchanges that take place over a few drinks, between the sanitised shopping malls and the unexpected rural festivals, everyone finds their own vision of Japan. For more about Japan go to www.lonelyplanet.com/japan PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TAX RATE IN JAPAN IS DETERMINED BASED ON THE TAXABLE INCOME.LIKE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, TAXABLE INCOME IS THE TOTAL EARNINGS MINUS A BASIC EXEMTPION, EXEMPTIONS FOR DEPENDENTS AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DEDUCTIONS. THE TAX RATE IS BETWEEN 5% AND 40%. JAC003 Tokyo The school‟s curriculum incorporates key objectives and framework from the International Baccalaureate‟s Primary Years Programme (PYP) standards from the UK National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and the Early Years Foundation Stage and some USA state guidelines (eg. New York and Massachusetts Board of Education) 1+ years experience post qualification NOR: 110 and ages Preschool and Kindergarten (18 months~6 years Type: Broadly International (27 different nationalities attend the school) Vacancies Female Early Childhood Teacher to substitute for a Reception class from April 2012 until June 2012 and continue teaching at the school for the 2012/13 academic year. Job #7633 This is an excellent opportunity to teach in metropolitan Tokyo in a well established and recognised Pre-School/Kindergarten offering the IB-PYP. The School is a member of the Council of International Schools and is located opposite a park and just a 3 minute walk from the nearest subway line and less than 1 minute from buses. They are looking for a qualified female Early Years teacher and they would prefer someone from the UK or US as the majority of their parents come from these two countries. They would also prefer someone who is either already in Japan or who is already planning to move to Japan. They are ideally looking for someone with a MEd. or BEd with teaching credential but will accept CVs from applicants with another degree and teaching credential. Although the school offer only 1 year contracts, the Director said that most of her teachers have been there 5 years or more. The school is quite conservative and the majority of the parents are senior executives or CEO's of multinational corporations or diplomats. Parents have high expectations and the school require a high standard of professionalism from their staff. This School was established 13 years ago to provide high quality early childhood education to the expatriate family in Tokyo. The school quickly earned the reputation of providing “A first-class education”, and now has grown to become one of the largest preschool/kindergartens in Tokyo, with an enrollment of over 110 students from over 27 different countries and multiple national backgrounds. The school‟s preschool programs provide a secure and nurturing environment where children develop cognitive skills, motor development and social-emotional skills through hands-on learning activities that support academic success. The monthly thematic units of inquiry help children build their understanding and make sense of their world. Each classroom uses age-appropriate and stimulating materials that keep children inspired in learning. Their caring and compassionate teachers create a safe and positive environment where learning and play continue to progress. The school is ideally located in front of Yoyogi Koen, Tokyo‟s largest metropolitan park. Classrooms overlook the park, and are bright and spacious. School facilities include a library housing more than 1,500 books, computer terminals, an outdoor playground, and a gym with basketball hoops, balancing beams and various other physical education equipment. Monthly salary of between about US$3333 - 5583 depending on qualifications and experience. (1/S/TC/35) Tokyo is Japan‟s largest city and is also the capital city. Pulsing with energy and excitement, Tokyo is a vibrant place to live and work, but can also provide an excellent base for exploring the many shrines, mountains, beaches and cultural landmarks on offer in this very old and proud nation. A throbbing metropolis where fashions and electronics become obsolete almost as soon as they are produced, Tokyo‟s unique vitality springs from this intertwining of the new with the time-honoured old. While it‟s the wellspring of Japanese pop culture, it is also a place where the imperial family is a tightly held institution. For more on Tokyo please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb15Y2VU1dU Benefits Include: Salaries for teachers with teaching credential: B.A Education : USD60,000 M.A Education: USD67,000 Salaries are taxes at about 10% Depending on the individual teachers situation (local or overseas hire) the school will assist with finding accommodation and the provision of flights etc. InterGlobal Healthcare- International Teachers Plan is provided. Malaysia With its warm and balmy weather, Malaysia enjoys one of the highest standards of living in Asia while maintaining low costs for goods and services. Diving, beaches, mountains, shoppers, fine cuisine – what more could you ask for?! For more about Malaysia go to www.lonelyplanet.com/malaysia and www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzoWxYDhbKk&feature=relmfu PLEASE NOTE THAT SALARIES IN MALAYSIA ARE USUALLY TAXED AT ABOUT 14-20% (OBVIOUSLY DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH YOU EARN AND WHAT DEDUCTIONS YOU ARE ENTITLED TO) MYB003 Borneo Vacancies 8 Primary EFL Teacher Development Mentors for English Language Teacher Development Project in Malaysian Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak) – January 31st 2012 Job #7323 Our client is looking for 8 ELT qualified and experienced teaching professionals aged between 27 and 65 (by the end of the first contract) to work as teacher development mentors in Malaysian early primary classes. They need about 8 more teachers/mentors to join their existing team of 80 mentors already in post for a 31st January 2012 start date (or as soon as possible thereafter). All contracts end 30 th September 2013. They are looking for independent, flexible and self-motivated teachers. This is an excellent development opportunity for anyone interested in teacher training/mentoring in a rural, primary context and a unique chance to experience the biodiversity of Borneo from within its fascinating culture. You will be part of a team of trainers working to provide Malaysian early primary teachers with methodology training, teaching resources and continuous professional development in order to improve the teaching of English in Malaysia. Working as a local teacher mentor within a cluster of primary schools in Malaysian Borneo, you will provide on the job support through a variety of development activities, including a range of innovative training courses. Applicants must have: A minimum of a recognised TEFL qualification (normally Trinity CTESOL or CESOL CELTA) and two years' post qualification experience with young learners. For teachers with PGCE (primary) or B.Ed plus primary experience, they accept less-recognised ELT certificates, or Trinity/CELTA with pre-qualification experience. They do not accept the International TEFL qualification. Teachers need to have completed a course of 120 hours with teaching practice where at least 6 hours is assessed. The course also needs to be externally accredited. They are able to be more lenient to those people who have PGCE Primary or B Ed but they would have to look at that case by case. Experience of teacher training/development, line management or coaching/mentoring is desirable. At least two years‟ post qualification ELT experience; including 500+hours ELT experience with primary aged learners. You must be a highly proficient speaker of English and you must have a first degree or equivalent. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of two years from your start date. The bureaucracy is such that you have to enter the country as a tourist on a 1 or 3 month tourist visa (depending on your nationality), during which time your work permit will be applied for. Malaysian law states that you must be 27 years old or older (but under 65 by the end of the first contract) and have a first degree to obtain a work permit. The contract is conditional on approval of the work permit. They have all been approved to date. Although benefits are provided for teachers who have spouses or children please note that opportunities for partners to find work are extremely limited. There are International Schools for qualified teachers but it‟s best to be recruited from your home country. Some foreigners make living giving private lessons for around £10 – 12 an hour although this is not legal without a work permit. There are a very few International Schools in the two states, mainly in the two state capitals, and these are expensive including a large non-refundable registration fee. There are more choices of English medium nursery schools and these are much less expensive. Baby-sitters cost about £1.60 an hour. A live-in maid costs £650 up-front and £65 a month. A maid two days a week costs around £40 a month. Please also note that Malaysian law does not recognize same sex partnerships. Therefore it is currently not possible to obtain residence visas for same sex partners. Applicants with same sex partners are advised to contact the Teaching Centre Manager before applying. Monthly salary of between MYR 7,695 and 8661 (US$2538 – 2857) plus baggage allowance, flights, medical insurance. The Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah make up more than half of the island of Borneo. They are famous for their ancient rainforests and wildlife, not to mention their world-renown beaches. You can find rare species of mammals like the Sumatran rhino and Asian pygmy elephant as well as the orangutan, proboscis monkey, gibbon, lemur, civet, Malaysian sun bear, and lots more. The population of both states is made up of many indigenous groups with fascinating cultures and traditions. For more information about Sabah and Sarawak: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/malaysia/malaysian-borneo-sabah http://www.lonelyplanet.com/malaysia/malaysian-borneo-sarawak (2/S/TC/27-63) Benefits Include Generous package and support Salary range from MYR 7,695 to MYR 8,661 per month Additional 11% provident fund contribution. Should you choose not to join the EPF scheme, you may request the 11% contribution to be added into your monthly salary. Please note that if you choose this option, the 11% shall become eligible for tax at your own account as per current Malaysia Law. There isn‟t actually a housing allowance given but the salary should easily cover rent. In the more urban areas rent will be slightly higher, anything from 1000- 2000 but in the more remote areas it can be very cheap. On successfully completing your contract term, you shall be entitled to a one- time payment equivalent to one and a half (1.5) months of your final monthly salary, payable to you on your last payroll. Flights at beginning and end of contract for teacher and family Baggage allowance of up to £1200 for single employees or up to £2000 for employees accompanied by family members on successful completion of your employment. This allowance is accountable. Relocation and settling-in expenses. You will also receive up to two weeks' accommodation and up to two weeks' subsistence. Lease car provided for work and local personal use Comprehensive BUPA family health insurance Professional development, support and materials 35 days plus public holidays Depending on their point on the salary scale mentors are currently paying between 14- 20% tax on their salaries. Thailand Thailand is often referred to as a golden land, not because there is precious metal buried underground but because the country gives off a certain lustre, be it the fertile rice fields of the central plains, white sandy beaches or the warm hospitality of its citizenry. To read more about Thailand Click here www.lonelyplanet.com/thailandwww.lonelyplanet.com/thailand and to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtHB0_6lxSM&feature=relmfu PLEASE NOTE SALARIES IN THAILAND WILL BE TAXED AT ABOUT 15%-20% THC004 Bangkok IB PYP Curriculum Previous IB PYP Experience required NOR: 100 pupils and Ages 10 months to 6 years Type: Broadly International Vacancies Temporary Local Hire Early Years Teacher (for 3 months) – February 2012 Job #7665 This school offers the IB-PYP Curriculum and best practice Early Childhood teaching strategies. They enjoy spacious grounds, well resourced classrooms, a strong sense of collegiality and there are excellent professional development opportunities. The school is located in Nonthaburi on the outskirts of Bangkok. The school are looking for an Early Years trained teacher who has previous knowledge of the IB PYP or philosophy that aligns itself with the PYP. This is a small school with only 8 classes. The professional development on offer at the school is a real attraction. They have no objections to the teacher being single or married as long as it is understood that the position available is for one person only. The spouse/partner would have to fend for themselves, although they are able to provide a spouse visa. Since 1990, the Kindergarten has been providing quality preschool education to expatriate families in Bangkok and Nonthaburi. It is the only stand-alone kindergarten in Thailand to offer the IB PYP “In the Early Years” curriculum, which emphasizes the ideals of international understanding, responsible citizenship and academic excellence. The Kindergarten prides itself on employing English-speaking teachers from a wide range of nationalities, highlighting the importance of communication and diversity within their community. The school currently has over 100 students from aged 10 mths-6 years from Thailand and a range of foreign countries. The villa seen as you enter the wrought iron gates belies the spacious grounds that comprise the school. A number of classrooms have been constructed within the main villa itself but other purpose built classrooms accommodate older students toward the rear of the grounds. This is truly a kindergarten built on the ideals of sound contemporary practice for Early Childhood education. As a school, they value specific qualities in their educators, including respect for self and others, open-mindedness, comfort with ambiguity, a passion for learning and an interest in collaboration. They believe teaching demands thoughtfulness, attentiveness, a reflective attitude, a willingness to see things differently and in turn, to continually challenge the way things are. Applicants should meet the following requirements: Hold a Bachelor‟s Degree in Early Childhood Education OR a Bachelor‟s Degree in Education with experience and training in early childhood education. Excellent communication skills in English (native speakers of English preferred). Value being a member in a community of learners. Knowledge and experience of the IB PYP. The facilities include a large playground, swimming pool, indoor gym, cafeteria, Thai room, library, IT room, woodworking shed, recycling shed, art studio, and gardening plot. Monthly salary plus accommodation allowance, healthcare, airfares. Picture yourself on a Friday evening 1 ½ hours from Bangkok on the top deck of a ferry heading toward Koh Samet island with your very own beach bungalow waiting just a few paces from the water‟s edge! Or alternatively, in a minivan heading to the beautiful Khao Yai National Park just one hour‟s drive from Bangkok. You‟re carrying a good sturdy pair of shoes in your backpack for trekking through forest paths looking at exquisite birds and jungle wildlife. Bangkok, a main gateway to the Orient is simply surrounded by weekend getaways to cater to the most discerning city resident! Just „what the doctor ordered‟ after a long activity packed week at school! (2/S/TC/M/58) For more on Bangkok go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YarXygouC4 Benefits include: Salary is competitive Allowance of 6,500 Baht per month for accommodation. Accommodation near where the school is located is not expensive. Healthcare is provided (local) but hospitals in Thailand are first rate Contract is for 2 years with a return airfare paid if the teacher wants to stay on. The school will pay for an air ticket to bring the teacher to Bangkok then repatriate them at the end of the 2 year contract. THC003 Bangkok UK Curriculum 1+ years experience post qualification NOR: 300 and ages K-11 (IGCSE) Broadly International (Thai/Indian/Pakistani/African/Malaysians & others – about 20 nationalities) Vacancies Primary Key Stage 2 Teacher – February 2012 Job #7618 The school follows an enriched British curriculum blended with Thai, Asian and Moslem cultures. It has modern and state of the art facilities and a world class curriculum where class sizes are small. The school is in a good location – downtown, in a quiet are. They follow the UK curriculum and the school has a Philanthropic Nature. It was built on a Mission and they care for their students and strive to better their lives. The school was established in 2008 and is located in the heart of the city with easy access to sky train and subway. The school aims at providing a multi –cultural education that recognizes the value of learning in a happy environment. Teachers at this school are from several different countries such as the United States, Bangladesh, India, Africa, Sudan, Middle East, Philippines and Thailand. The majority of the teachers are certified, experienced professionals and are the school‟s greatest resource. Over 30% are holders of master‟s degree with an average teaching of 10 years. As a non-profit school, their emphasis is on creating a happy and positive learning environment which has allowed them to recruit and retain qualified and good teachers. Their teachers are top caliber committed professionals. This is not a school you would go to save money! Salary and benefits are not competitive with international schools in Bangkok but given the budgetary constraints of this charitable concern, they have offered a package to foreign teachers commensurate with the school‟s income and their operating budget. This is a school based on a mission and would suit teachers who want a situation where they understand this and want to make a difference first and foremost. The school will accept NQTs and teachers in their 50‟s (teachers must be under 55 though); singles and married couples. They accept applications from teachers of all nationalities provided they are English first language. Given that 95% of students are Muslim, sensitivity to religious dress norms are appreciated. This does not mean that females must be covered but short skirts and skimpy tops would obviously be distasteful. Teachers with some experience of teaching in Asia or teaching Asian students do best in this school. They have about 350 students at the school from Nursery upwards. The classes has a maximum capacity of 25 students and the maximum class size is 15 -20 students. School usually begins in the 2nd week of August and ends in the last week of May. The school days start at 8:15 A.M. and ends at 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday for all year levels. They follow the British Curriculum. The inclusion of Arabic (MFL) and Islamic studies is an integral aspect of the unique difference that the education at this school provides for pupils. The school‟s programmes provide numerous opportunities for students to develop their leadership and world citizenship skills across a range of subjects. This is a great place for children to learn. The physical environment is attractive and the facilities ensure that all aspects of the curriculum are well supported. Monthly salary of Baht 50,000 plus housing allowance, medical insurance, tuition discount, flights. Picture yourself on a Friday evening 1 ½ hours from Bangkok on the top deck of a ferry heading toward Koh Samet island with your very own beach bungalow waiting just a few paces from the water‟s edge! Or alternatively, in a minivan heading to the beautiful Khao Yai National Park just one hour‟s drive from Bangkok. You‟re carrying a good sturdy pair of shoes in your backpack for trekking through forest paths looking at exquisite birds and jungle wildlife. Bangkok, a main gateway to the Orient is simply surrounded by weekend getaways to cater to the most discerning city resident! Just „what the doctor ordered‟ after a long activity packed week at school! (2/S/TC/M/54) For more on Bangkok go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YarXygouC4 Salary and Benefits include: 2 year contracts Baht 50,000 per month Tax deduction from the salary approx Baht 4,000 a month Baht 7000 a month housing allowance. Tuition discount for staff children (staff still need to pay 60% on the school tuition) Flight tickets will be paid in the beginning and after every 2 years Medical insurance Coverage - OPD/IPD NOTES ON COST OF LIVING Evaluating an employment package overseas means looking at many facets of the offer including housing, flights, medical and salary. Salary should always be looked at relative to the cost of living to determine the strength of a salary package in one‟s new surroundings. It is not advised to take a basic salary and compare to another basic salary in another country without considering how much it costs to live. For instance, a job paying £10,000 per year in a country with a very low cost of living might result in a teacher saving £6,000 per year, whereas a teacher earning £30,000 in a country with a high cost of living might struggle to make ends meet. Additionally, teachers considering international positions must also understand the savings resulting from paid housing and lower tax rates. Teachers with families should also carefully consider the cost as well as the implications of living overseas and educating your child at an international school. For more information for teachers with dependents please ask your recruiter.
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