Science Teacher, Brazil

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St. Nicholas SchoolBrazil

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

St. Nicholas School
A Unique Educational Adventure


Through an inquiry based international education, St Nicholas School develops responsible, confident and caring citizens of an ever-changing world. By setting high academic standards and celebrating cultural diversity, we nurture individual talents and embrace a shared passion for learning.

Science Teacher in the Secondary Section @ Pinheiros
Physics Speciality
For August 2018

St. Nicholas School is seeking to appoint a Science teacher for the secondary section of the Pinheiros campus who has three or more years’ experience and who will enjoy working in a highly stimulating and dynamic international environment. Current experience teaching Physics at IB Diploma or A Level is highly advantageous as is the ability to offer one further science up to IGCSE. Candidates should commit to the IB Diploma and be willing to contribute to Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essays, CAS and to the highest standards of academic excellence. There is a possibility of combining this position with IB Diploma Coordinator role. More information about St. Nicholas School can be found at  and on Facebook at  and twitter

St. Nicholas School has two campuses and the Pinheiros campus is well established and centrally located in a cosmopolitan, attractive and busy part of São Paulo. The school is non selective and a vibrant, stimulating and happy multi-cultural environment for 680 pupils from all parts of the globe. International students make up 43% of the overall school population and International mindedness is valued, promoted and celebrated. The school provides a balanced, rich, challenging and transformative education for its diverse body of students aged from 18 months to 18 years of age, most of whom are studying in English as an additional language.

The Science Department is a successful, forward thinking and well-run department where teachers value sharing ideas, resources and experiences. There are seven appropriately qualified and experienced full time science teachers and two lab technicians who offer the IGCSE Coordinated Science course and Biology, Chemistry and Physics at SL and HL in the Diploma Programme. Results at IGCSE and Diploma are very good and at Diploma increasingly above world averages. Science is compulsory in all years from 7 to 12 and all students take at least one science at IB Diploma. Group sizes average seventeen in years 7-10 and smaller at Diploma. Curriculum development is ongoing to reflect the school’s inquiry based philosophy and the years 7 and 8 science programme is based around innovative school designed units of inquiry which reflect understanding and transfer of knowledge and skills in realistic and meaningful situations. This approach is now being extended to IGCSE  classes. ICT provision in the department is very good with 6 purpose built labs each containing interactive boards, close to 1:1 laptop provision and data loggers. The department has led the school in its effective use of Google Classroom to organise resources and tasks.

Candidates are expected to have:

  • A university degree in the subject to be taught, a related teaching qualification and three years’ teaching experience.
  • A recognition and some understanding of how Millennials learn.
  • A commitment to inquiry based learning and the school's vision and mission.
  • A commitment to international mindedness and IB teaching philosophy (
  • A positive and optimistic attitude to students, learning and education.
  • Additional qualities to add to the school community.


St. Nicholas offers:

  • a competitive salary paid in Reais
  • a two year contract (renewable by mutual consent)
  • rent free accommodation
  • private medical plan
  • flights at the beginning and end of the contract
  • professional development opportunities
  • an end of contract gratuity
  • fantastic students

Letter of application including a curriculum vitae, with the names and contact details of three referees should be sent by e-mail to the Headteacher’s Secretary (

The deadline for applications is 10th December 2017. Skype interviews will be held on the following week. Face to face interviews will take place in early January if required.

Job location

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