A teacher of ICT/Computing is sought for Southern International School Hat Yai, a rapidly growing, co-educational, pre-school to age 18 Cambridge International School in the prosperous and friendly southern Thai city of Hat Yai. We are an accredited examination centre for Cambridge International Examinations and received the ISQM Silver accreditation through the Education Development Trust in June 2019. We are still the only externally accredited international school in the city.
Southern International School (SIH) is a young and ambitious school with a ‘can-do’ attitude and we are looking for a teacher who can bring a love of ICT/Computing to the classroom, develop enquiring minds and inspire our students to achieve the best results possible.
The successful candidate would be expected to teach the Cambridge ICT syllabus across the secondary school and work with the Primary section to ensure the strong progress made there is built upon at Key Stage 3 and beyond. Given that most of our students have English as their second language, the abilities to support language learning, differentiate effectively and adopt a patient approach are vital.
We welcome applications from experienced applicants along with newly/recently qualified teachers.
Our children are mostly Thai and from other Asian countries with parents who are committed to giving their children an international education. Our parents are extremely loyal and supportive, and participate in many school events and activities.
The successful candidate will be joining the school at an exciting period in its development. There are opportunities to develop yourself professionally and personally in a safe, happy, supportive environment. Hat Yai in Songkhla province has grown from a small but busy commercial town into a lively but manageable city of a little over a million, surrounded by rice paddies, forested hills and waterfalls. The tourist hot spots of Krabi, Trang and Phuket are easily accessible for long weekend trips, but there are several unspoiled destinations much closer to home. New upmarket bistros and restaurants are springing up seemingly overnight, adding to the cosmopolitan feel of this welcoming city. Accommodation is cheap and varied, from Thai-style houses to newly built, self-contained condominiums with shared swimming pools. Hat Yai is a wonderful, safe city that provides a great quality of life, and this partly explains why so many of our staff choose to renew their contracts.
Please look at our Facebook page to get a feel for working in SIH and living in Southern Thailand.
We feel relatively safe in Southern Thailand however given the precautions taken by the Thai government, it is extremely difficult to get foreign teachers into Thailand, but we have managed to recruit overseas teachers successfully. Our admin team are excellent and incredibly supportive.
At the time of writing, the preconditions are:
- A Certificate of Entry issued by the immigration department (we assist you with this)
- A Visa ( we assist you with this and the school covers the cost)
- Health Insurance covering COVID-19 ( we assist you with this and the school covers the cost)
- A clear COVID-19 'Fit to Fly' test no more than 72 hours before departure (you pay for this)
- A flight ( you arrange and pay for this, and we reimburse up to THB 20k on arrival)
- Alternative State Quarantine for 15 days is required (the school assists you with this)
- You would be advised to get a vaccination as this will ease your travel and may reduce the quarantine period.
Given the uncertainty of your actual arrival date, Your contract would normally start from your first day of work.
NOTE: We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.
Southern International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that should your application be successful a police check will be undertaken in the country of origin; in the UK, a disclosure will be requested from the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.
Southern International School HatYai
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through School
- Students of mixed gender, age 2 - 16 years