Mwanza International School is a non-profit-making organisation. It is a small international primary school, following the British curriculum for expatriate and local children aged from three to eleven. About 30% are expatriate.
The school opened in September 2012 and has been growing steadily ever since. There are currently about 150 children on roll and now we are ready to move into secondary. The school has acquired some more land and in September 2021 we will be introducing Y7 for the first time.
We follow the EYFS curriculum in the Early Years and then the Cambridge International Programme for Y1-Y7, modified to meet the needs of an international and Tanzanian community in East Africa. For all of our children, English is a second or third language, but we still expect them to achieve the same levels as similarly able children in a school in the UK.
Mwanza is the third city of Tanzania on the shores of Lake Victoria. Compared to the UK, it has a more relaxed pace of life. The teachers live with views of the lake, two hours from the Serengeti. The school is located at Capri Point, a low density residential area, not far from the centre of the city. The school is on a mature site, and has a 50m playing field, basketball court and 20m swimming pool.
Apart from the class teachers we have specialist teachers for Kiswahili and P.E; and there are several class assistants.
The school is not high tech, but it has all the basic resources for the full curriculum. There are projectors in all classes. For IT we have a set of tablets: each Y7 student has their own designated tablet to allow for on-line work across the curriculum.
Please look at our website: www.mwanzainternationalschool.org
We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher, keen to make a difference.
Applicants must have an Mathematics degree with QTS or a Mathematics degree and PGCE and a minimum of three years teaching experience. They must have English of the standard of a native speaker.
In addition, they should be able to teach one or more other subjects.
For the next three years the school will only go as far as KS3. Applicants should have an interest in the KS3 curriculum. In the year 2021-22 they will form part of a teaching team with Y6 staff, and will be required to teach both Y6 and Y7 classes.
This position gives an opportunity to be part of a unique experience of a school growing by one year at a time into the secondary years. Applicants should be able to work as part of a team.
There is a happy atmosphere in the school and, while we are all hard working and committed, the school does not have the pressures of red tape that plague schools in UK. We allow teachers to use their professionalism to plan and deliver interesting, exciting and effective lessons.
We expect teachers to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school. All teachers run one after school club, according to their interests and there are sports competitions and school concerts/plays during the year, led by the teaching staff.
Teachers are expected to take part in educational visits, which will be residential in the case of the older classes. There are many opportunities for educational visits, such as The Serengeti National Park, Geita Gold Mine, Coca Cola factory.
The salary allows for a comfortable standard of living and the opportunity to travel in the region. The package includes flights at the beginning and end of a two year contract, health insurance and accommodation (usually shared). (Details available on application).
A pleasant working and living environment and a supportive team of colleagues.
Mwanza International School
Tanzania, United Republic of
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Primary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 4 - 11 years