Middle Years Teacher/Team Leader, Hong Kong

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Island Christian AcademyHong Kong

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Generations Christian Education is a non-for-profit organisation, with other 30 years at the forefront of Christian International education in Hong Kong, encompassing Small World Christian Kindergarten (*SWCK*), Norwegian International School (NIS) (Kindergarten and Primary campuses), Island Christian Academy (*Island CA*), and a Small World (Generations) Playgroup. The organisation is dedicated to providing high quality English language International education based on sound faith-based foundations. Our schools nurture the whole child in an environment where each student is empowered to flourish academically, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.

We are looking for dynamic, self-starters who are able to think outside-the-box and function cross-culturally in a 21st Century learning, growth mindset environment to fill these roles. We offer a collaborative work environment where team players are valued and a competitive compensation package that includes medical and dental benefits.

Please log on to http://www.generations.edu.hk/working-with-us/currentopenings/ to learn more about the position and to download the Staff Application Form and view the job descriptions. Applicants are required to attach a covering letter, complete and submit the Staff Application Form and required documents by 2 January 2019.

Passionate about Middle Years? Excited about leading a team?

Background

Island Christian Academy is a community-minded International School located in the vibrant Soho district in Hong Kong. Island Christian Academy currently has an enrolment of 415 students in Years 1-8. Our newly established Middle-Years programme currently has 26 students in Year 7 and 8 and we are anticipating expansion to include Year 9 in 2018-19.

The school is seeking a Middle Years Teacher / Team Leader to join our staff in August 2019 to lead the next phase of growth and development in our Middle-Years programme. As we continue to expand, we are looking for a dynamic and innovative leader who is open-minded and willing to step outside the box! They will lead and teach alongside a committed team of teachers to develop an engaging and diverse programme to fit the needs of our middle-years students.

The successful applicant will teach a range of subjects and lead the expansion of our Middle Years programme into Year 9.

This role is key to the strategic growth of Island Christian Academy and will build on our focus of establishing strong foundations of character, compassion, courage and competence in our students, preparing them for a positive transition and a bright future in upper secondary and beyond.

Curriculum Description

The early adolescent years are a crucial time in a child's development—academically, physically, spiritually and socially. Our Middle Years programme aims to develop competent, creative thinkers and problem-solvers that actively seek and use knowledge, take risks, ask questions, set high standards for themselves, act compassionately and make a positive impact locally and globally.

The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) is used as our core academic curriculum, around which we are building a strong integrated programme. The IMYC is a comprehensive, theme-based curriculum designed for Years 7-9 based on the latest adolescent brain research. It has a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for history, geography, science, society, technology, ICT, language arts, PE. music and art subject areas as well as for personal learning and international mindedness.

We are passionate about growing leaders and our burgeoning "service learning' programme is an important part of this development with our middle-years students.

In addition to IMYC, Island Christian Academy uses the UK National Literacy Framework for English, Australian curriculum for mathematics and internally-developed curricula for Christian studies and Chinese.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an advocate for emerging and young adolescent students
  • Be a lifelong learner
  • Be passionate about Christian education and excited to shape the lives of future generations
  • Be an experienced and successful classroom practitioner
  • Have a proven ability to provide leadership and pastoral care for students and staff
  • Know how to inspire and lead others through change
  • Have a diverse applied knowledge of educational practices and models, including enquiry based education and innovative learning environments
  • Be skilful in the use of digital tools and technologies to enhance student outcomes
  • Be committed to developing collaborative practices with students and staff
  • Be willing to look past traditional education models to encourage innovation

 

If you want to make a difference in your career and this role sounds like the right next step, we look forward to hearing from you about how you might be the right person to join our Middle Years team and help shape the future of learning for our amazing emerging-adolescents here at Island Christian Academy!



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: 70 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2537 2552
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