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Harrow International School Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Salary:
Competitive package
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
August 2018
Apply by:
4 February 2018

Job overview

Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It is the third school in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and provides a British independent style education from Early Years to Year 13 with custom-built facilities in a stunning location in Hong Kong. The School combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindedness of a diverse pupil body in Hong Kong.

Having opened in September 2012, the School roll is currently 1260 and our pupils achieve some of the best results in Hong Kong at A-level and GCSE and go on to study at some of the top universities across the world. Harrow Hong Kong is, however, about much more than academic results and our pupils excel in music, drama, sport and art as well as involving themselves in service to the local community.

We are seeking high performing teachers for posts commencing in August 2018. Successful applicants are offered two-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including housing benefits and full medical insurance.

How to apply:

Please complete our online application form by click on the 'Apply on school website' button or check out the link: https://www.recruittoharrowis.com/ 

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email  recruitment@harrowschool.hk

Application deadline: 

Sunday 4th February 2018 (early applications are encouraged)

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All adults in the School community are expected to follow its Child Protection procedures and are required to undertake safeguarding checks.

Harrow International School Hong Kong reserves the right to recruit at any stage during the selection process.

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About Harrow International School Hong Kong

About Harrow International School Hong Kong

Harrow International School Hong Kong occupies a spectacular site on the Gold Coast in the New Territories near Tuen Mun.

Its Lower School includes Early Years (K1 and K2) and the Pre-Prep School (Years 1 to 5); the Upper School consists of the Prep School (Years 6 to 8), the Senior School (Years 9 to 11) and the Sixth Form (Years 12 to 13). Weekly Boarding is available to Upper School pupils. There are three Prep School Houses for boys and three for girls, four Senior School Houses for boys and three Senior Houses for girls, two of which are ‘Day’ Houses.

Our facilities

The School is fortunate to have a wonderful campus with extensive facilities.

Light, wide corridors, very well-equipped classrooms and large departmental office areas, which are purpose-built for collaborative preparation, are characteristic of the Lower School and Upper School teaching areas. There are also a number of large multipurpose rooms. Specialist teaching areas include high quality Science laboratories, a Library and Learning Lounge closely linked to the ICT Department and located at the heart of the School, studios for Art, Music, Drama and Dance. We have a range of excellent sporting facilities including: a swimming pool, sports hall, well-equipped fitness room, a state of the art 4G astro and tennis courts. 

In January 2016, the Board of Governors agreed to the construction of Phase 3 of the School’s building programme. This involves an extension to the western ‘bookend’ of the current main building and some internal changes to the existing building in order to develop a range of additional facilities: new Upper School classrooms and science laboratories; facilities for Sport, Music, Art and Drama; large multi-purpose areas for examinations and an additional dining hall; a new Lower School Library; new, enlarged areas for the Admissions Department, Upper School Office and Staff Common Room; and the creation of two boys’ and two girls’ Upper School ‘Day’ Houses.

Leadership in action

The School’s vision statement, Leadership for a better world, underpins what happens in the classroom, in extra-curricular activities and in our pupil development programme.

Collectively, we aim to develop in our pupils the desire and skills to make a positive difference in the world. In doing so, the School essentially combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindset of a diverse pupil body in Hong Kong. 

Many aspects of the School are characteristic of Harrow School London: high expectations of pupils and teachers; excellence in academic work; an emphasis on extra-curricular pursuits; high quality pastoral care; a genuine focus on the individual; the importance of service and the development of leadership skills. The School has also quickly taken on some of the traditions of Harrow that have survived continual scrutiny and review over many years: it has composed its own songs; taken on elements of the School uniform; incorporated some of the academic reward; and some of the distinctive Harrow ‘terminology’; and Speeches & Prizes on Speech Day, a traditional Harrow ceremony.

Pastoral care

At all ages in the School, there is a strong emphasis on the quality of relationships and community life, and the personal formation of character of each of its pupils.

In the Lower School, the focus of pastoral care is the Class Teacher. However, from Y6 when pupils enter the Upper School, pastoral care is centred on the Boarding Houses: all boarders and day pupils are members of a House. 

We work hard at establishing strong bonds within the communities of our Houses and the School. Above all, we aim to ensure our pupils are happy, secure and valued. The result is that there is an evident sense of pride among pupils of all ages in the School, and what it means to be a part of it and the family of Harrow schools. 

The present pupil body is a diverse international one with 36 different nationalities. The focus of the pupil admissions process is to identify those with the aptitude, ability and personality to make the most of the opportunities at Harrow Hong Kong. And through our scholarships scheme, we are looking to attract outstanding pupils with the potential to act as significant leaders in academic work, cultural activity, the arts and sport in the School, irrespective of their parents’ financial circumstances.

For further information about the School, visit the website at www.harrowschool.hk

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