Teacher of Chinese (Mandarin) - Full-time Ongoing From Term 1 2014

Canberra Grammar School in Red Hill


The Position


The Chinese teacher position may be full-time or part-time ongoing from the beginning of 2014.


The position involves teaching Chinese (Mandarin) across the Senior School from Years 7 to 12. A willingness to participate in overseas excursions as part of the School’s exchange program is essential.


The successful applicant will have academic qualifications in the study of Mandarin from a recognised university and relevant post-graduate teaching qualifications. The ability to teach another subject will be very highly regarded.





The Languages Department currently offers five languages: Chinese, French, German, Latin and Spanish (introduced in 2013 ab initio for the IB Diploma program).


The Department is housed in a purpose-built facility called the International Centre.


The five standard classrooms are supported by a Conference Room, a computer laboratory, and a kitchen. The staff room is spacious and well equipped.


Currently, French is compulsory from Year 3 to Year 7. In 2013 Chinese was introduced into our Primary School.


Chinese, German and Latin are all strong elective subjects from Years 8 – 10, and a smaller number of boys continue into Years 11 and 12, where our candidates present for the NSW Higher School Certificate. They now also have the choice to present for the IB Diploma examinations.


The School regularly goes on an exchange visits to China, Germany and France (more or less every two years) and undertakes family stays at schools where we have well developed links. The return visits happen in the other years.


Canberra Grammar School is set to enter a new era with the construction of a state-of-the-art centre dedicated to the development of Australian education in the Asian Century. Building on the School’s outstanding record of strength in Chinese and its history of excellence in Asian Studies, the flagship centre will be a bold expression of the School’s strategic intent to educate students who are intelligent, innovative and internationally-minded.




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School Details

Canberra Grammar School

40 Monaro Crescent

Red Hill ACT 2603, Australia

+61 2 6260 9700


Closing Date 5th September 2013


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