Year 5 and 6 Class Teacher, Penang, Malaysia

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Tenby International Primary School (Penang)Penang, Malaysia

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

An Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits You

Tenby Schools, Penang is located on a lush, green 6-acre site with excellent purpose-built facilities close to Batu Ferringhi just outside Georgetown, operating two streams on the same site; one International (IPC, National Curriculum for England, IGCSE & A Levels) and one following the Malaysian curriculum. The school provides opportunities for students to join either Tenby International School, which consists of a Primary and Secondary School or Sekolah Sri Tenby (Malaysian National Curriculum) and caters for children from 3 years of age to 18 years of age.

We are one of the leading schools on the island of Penang and we are looking to appoint dynamic and inspirational teachers into our school. Find out more about our school on our website ( and social media sites.

We offer a rich, quality education with affordable fees. The school caters for the children of expatriates working and living in Malaysia and for Malaysian families who opt for international education. The student population comprising 32 different nationalities is approximately 750 students, with 560 attending the international school. The students are very able and expectations are high. Our teaching staff are both expatriate and Malaysian.

Our approach is individual – we strive for every student to stretch themselves beyond their potential and in doing so we reflect our vision of ‘A united world at peace – through Education’.

Memberships & Affiliations

We are a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), a centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and are authorised to deliver the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

The Role

We are looking for an inspirational, energetic, dynamic and highly motivated Class Teacher for Year 5 and 6 to join our forward thinking teaching team that provides high quality teaching and learning for our students.

The school has recently expanded in Sept 2017 due to popularity and a joint Year 5 and 6 class has been created to run alongside a Year 6 class and a Year 5 class. We welcome candidates who are passionate and committed to promote the welfare of young children with a desire to ensure that every child achieves their potential. A good understanding of meeting the demands of students with English as an Additional Language will be needed. We are a high performing school with students scoring well in standardised tests.

Outstanding candidates will possess the following qualities:

  • Applicants should have a degree, PGCE, QTS or equivalent with teaching experience, particularly in the areas of child-centred teaching and learning.
  • Applicants will be a hardworking and enthusiastic teaching professional with a sound understanding of the International Primary Curriculum.
  • Creative, innovative and in touch with educational developments
  • Good interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills with fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • A strong team player and ability to adapt quickly to new situations.
  • Have a good understanding of English as an Additional Language.
  • Can be a reflective individual who is committed to life-long learning and development

The Package

This is a two-year contract with an option to renew at the end. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous contributions to an Employee Provident Fund (EPF)
  • Overseas allowance
  • Fee reduction for children of employees
  • Medical insurance
  • Flight and shipping allowance at the beginning and end of the contract


Initial interviews will be completed through Skype. Final interviews will be carried out face-to-face whenever possible. Interview will take place week beginning Monday 5th February

How to Apply

The closing date is Monday 5th February 2017 at 9am (GMT +8hrs) but it is strongly recommended to submit applications as soon as possible.

Further information and details of other positions are available on our website: (

Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Tenby Schools together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three referees (one of which must be from your current school) to:

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practice and appointments are subject to an interview, satisfactory references and criminal record checks.

(We thank all applicants for their expressed interest. However, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.)

Job location

More about Tenby International Primary School (Penang)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State
Address: No.2 Lintang Lembah Permai, 1 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, 11200, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 604 8927777