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Employer Tenby International School (Ipoh)
Location Malaysia
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Jan 2017

An Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits You

Tenby Schools Ipoh was established in 1960 by British expatriates who wanted their children to receive high-quality education based on the British system. The school started as an expatriate kindergarten that became an international school, Tenby International School (TIS), Ipoh, which later expanded to include a private Malaysian school, Sekolah Tenby. 

The international primary school (Key Stage 1 and 2) follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) using a thematic approach in teaching and learning activities.  In the international secondary school (Key Stage 3 and 4), the National Curriculum for England, leading to the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination is taught.  The Cambridge International A Level Programme is offered in the Sixth Form.

Tenby Schools Ipoh moved to its new campus at Bandar Meru Raya in September 2013. Located on a green 13-acre site with excellent facilities, the school offers a welcoming, inclusive and stimulating environment to work.

Ipoh is the most centrally-located city in Malaysia. It takes less than two hours to travel to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Pangkor Island, Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands. The city is surrounded by some of the most impressive limestone hills in South-East Asia.

Known for its rich heritage, with a population of 650,000 people spread over some 650 square kilometres, Ipoh does not have many high rise buildings, with housing development mainly in the suburbs. The population density is therefore low and traffic jams are almost non-existent. Ipoh provides a relaxed and peaceful style of life, relatively free of pollution and the usual stress of city life. However it also provides the essentials of contemporary living with modern shopping malls, good sports facilities and restaurants.

The Role

We invite suitably qualified candidates to join our School as French Teacher teaching across primary and secondary.  Candidates should be enthusiastic, adaptable and highly committed to contributing to the development of the MFL department and the school as a whole, and to ensure the quality of teaching and learning of French across the whole school. An understanding of the National Curriculum for England is essential, as well as experience of teaching up to and beyond IGCSE. You should have a degree, QTS or equivalent and teaching experience, particularly in the areas of child-centred teaching and learning.

If you are committed to developing excited, articulate learners, with a deep rooted desire to help every child reach their potential and are interested in helping shape the future development of an international school we would be delighted to hear from you.

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.

How to Apply

The closing date is Wednesday 30th November but interested teachers are strongly encouraged to submit their 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 to:

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.  All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

(Please check your Junk Folder for emails and add to your safe senders list. We thank all applicants for their expressed interest. However, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.)

About the employer

Information about Tenby International School (Ipoh)
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

No.16 Persiaran Meru Utama
Bandar Meru Raya
+60 5 525 2881