Physics Teacher, São Paulo - Brazil

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St. Nicholas SchoolSão Paulo - Brazil

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Attractive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Pinheiros campus is centrally located in a cosmopolitan, attractive and busy part of São Paulo. The campus is a vibrant, stimulating and happy multi-cultural community of 680 pupils from 18 months to 18 years, local and international families and highly a diverse and passionate body of teachers. International students make up a large percentage of the school population and International-mindedness is promoted and celebrated. 

The St. Nicholas community is passionate about learning. We have designed a balanced, challenging and 21st Century learning experienced inspired and underpinned by the International Baccalaureate PYP and Diploma Programmes.  The majority of our diverse body of young learners have English as an additional language and we support their learning in English and also give value to developing home languages. St Nicholas believes that technology is central to learning and we aim to maximise the opportunities for learners to experiment with different contemporary tools.

Physics teacher/learner in the Secondary Section

There will be an opportunity for Head of the Science Faculty for the right candidate

St. Nicholas is seeking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic teacher/learner of Physics who will enjoy guiding young learners in a highly stimulating and dynamic international environment. Current experience working with post 16 learners is desirable with IB Diploma experience as an added advantage. Regardless of experience candidates will commit to the IB Diploma and be willing to contribute to Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essays and CAS More information about St. Nicholas School can be found at www.stnicholas.com.br www.facebook.com/st.nicholas.sp and https://twitter.com/stnickssaopaulo.

The Science Faculty leads in developing a rich and varied learning environment at St Nicholas where all learners in year 11 and 12 follow a full IB Diploma Programme. It is a successful, forward thinking and well-run Faculty which contributes significantly to all the interdisciplinary programmes at the school. Teachers/learners value sharing ideas, resources and experiences. The learning is organised in mixed and diverse groups where collaboration and agency are prioritised. In years 7 and 8 the Faculty has designed a project-based course which focuses on concepts and inquiry. In years 9 and 10 the learners work towards the IGCSE Double Coordinated  Science award where the learning follows the Year 7 and 8 experience and is increasingly organised around concepts, inquiry and projects, with each group taught by a specialist teacher for each Science. At IB Diploma the faculty offers Biology, Chemistry and Physics at HL and SL. Curriculum development is on-going and reflects the school’s inquiry-based philosophy. The department has interactive board or projectors in all classrooms and laptops, Chromebooks and data loggers are available for learners There are seven or eight full-time teachers and the faculty counts on exclusive use of six well-resourced laboratories. 

Candidates will have:

  • A university degree in Physics or a related subject along with evidence of recent professional learning.
  • An internationally recognised teaching qualification
  • A willingness to learn and develop and contribute to the learning of the community.
  • A commitment to inquiry-based learning and concept-based learning
  • A belief that all young learners are able to learn and can contribute to the community.
  • A commitment to international mindedness and IB teaching philosophy (www.ibo.org)
  • A positive and optimistic attitude to learning. 
  • Additional qualities to add to the school community


For expatriate teachers St. Nicholas offers two-year contracts, which are renewable by mutual consent and include:

  • A competitive salary paid in Reais
  • An overseas allowance based on monthly sterling exchange rates
  • Accommodation
  • Private medical plan
  • Return flights at the beginning and end of the contract 
  • Visa expenses
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • An end of contract gratuity
  • Fantastic students to work with


A letter of application should be addressed to Nicholas Thody and be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees. Please send to recruitment@stnicholas.com.br.

The deadline for application is 9th December 2018. Skype interviews will be held on the following week. Face to face interviews will take place in early January if required.

The school commits to safeguard all members of the community and all staff share in this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will provide references. Successful candidates will provide proof of qualifications, submit to complete and rigorous safeguarding checks. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Pinheiros Campus, Rua do Emissário 333, Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, 05423-070, Brazil
Telephone: +55 11 3465 9666
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