Employment Opportunity - Coordinator of International Award/ Duke of Edinburgh (NYAA in Singapore)
S ituated on a spacious, leafy campus with impressive facilities, SJI International High School is an independent coeducational Lasallian Catholic day school. Currently in its eleventh year, the school has grown steadily and enjoys an outstanding reputation for quality education in Singapore. The school follows a Southern Hemisphere academic year (January to December). The student body numbers some 1040 students (aged 12 - 18), with 390 IB Diploma students in Grades 11 and 12. Academic standards are very high. The average IB Diploma score for our most recent cohort of students was 37.2 points (in 2016), with 32.4% of our students achieving 40 points or more (a record for the school). Our most recent A*/A pass rate at IGCSE was 68% (34% at A*).
Academic excellence is, however, only part of the SJI International story. The school prides itself on its values driven and holistic programme. This includes service (a central part of our mission) and leadership programmes, an extensive range of co-curricular activities and an exciting outdoor education programme. Applications for teaching posts are welcomed from enthusiastic, ambitious teachers of all religious denominations who are prepared to support our Lasallian Catholic ethos and play a full part in our thriving school community.
Commitment to Safe Recruitment
SJI International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and all post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Checks. Long-listed candidates will also be required to complete and sign an Information and Declaration Form, which includes a declaration of any previous disciplinary issues or criminal convictions.
SJI International is seeking to employ the following for July 2018 (newly appointed staff will need to arrive by Monday, 16th July, 2018)
Coordinator of International Award/ Duke of Edinburgh (NYAA in Singapore)
Outdoor Education is a key pillar of learning at SJI International, and we as a school are passionate about developing opportunities for our students to learn and grow in the great outdoors. Our Grade 9 students undertake the compulsory NYAA Bronze Award each year, and develop a number of projects in the areas of Physical Recreation; Skill Development; Service Learning, and participate in an overseas Expedition to complete their course. At Grade 10 and above, the NYAA Award becomes optional at Silver and Gold levels. We are looking to appoint a teacher who is passionate about outdoor education and who has experience in developing programmes and leading trips in such an integral area of school life.
This role is only available in conjunction with a teaching role. Please see our website for a list of teaching subjects available. Please state clearly in your letter of application the subject you are able to teach and outline your experience in this area as well as your suitability for the above-named position.
All applications for this position must be submitted through Schrole. The link to our Schrole page can be found on our Employment Page or via the following Schrole link.
Candidates will be required to submit a letter of application (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae. You will also need to include the names and contact details of at least three referees (professional referees who have line managed you), one of which must be the Head of your current school (if this is not possible, please explain reason in your letter of application).
The closing date for receipt of applications for this position is Wednesday, 29 November 2017. Interviews will take place by Skype or in Singapore shortly after this date.
For further details (including job descriptions and Conditions of Service), please visit our website.
For all teaching posts the successful candidates will have a good first degree in their teaching specialism, a recognised teaching qualification and a proven track record as inspirational teachers. The ability to teach across the age and ability range from Grade 7 (12 year-olds) to IB Diploma level is preferred unless a middle school / IB Diploma specialism is specifically stated. Significant training and development opportunities are available for teachers (both in-house and through external providers) and the desire to take part in and contribute to collaborative school and personal development is essential. SJI International always seeks to employ teachers who are willing to become fully involved in the holistic life of the school. Applicants are encouraged to highlight how they would enhance our thriving extra-curricular, service and / or outdoor education programmes.