ISA international School in Guangzhou is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Music teacher starting from August 2019!
ISA International School is committed to creating a community, which is focused on individual learners, nurturing their gifts and talents, and helping them become responsible global citizens and internationally-minded young men and women. Their education will follow a holistic model, which balances academic and co-curricular pursuits with leadership, character and moral development. It will be a community where many nationalities and cultures come together and learn from each other, especially in an international school environment. The ‘ISA International School Science City Campus’ will enroll more than 1 800 students, and K-12 full process international education for students aged 2 to 18. It is scheduled to be operational in August 2020.
Long known as the “Flower City”, Guangzhou is the largest metropolis in South China, Affluent in historical and cultural heritage. It is close enough to Hong Kong for wonderful weekends away. Most of Guangzhou is a full-integrated and modern city that you will find anything and everything you need.
Early Year and Primary Music
At ISA, musical education begins in Early Years and continues every year through Middle School, allowing students to develop an appreciation and love for music whilst honing their musical skills. A Kodály and Orff-centered approach from kindergarten through primary and middle school engage children in active music making, with their voices and musical instruments.
Music education greatly enhances students’ understanding and achievement in non-musical subjects. It will give students a way to connect with other people. Children are naturally very social, and it is important to encourage them to build relationships by providing them experiences to share with each other. We firmly believe that music gives students the opportunity to develop time management skills and self-discipline. Students develop musical skills and literacy through singing, movement and instrumental playing.
Middle Year Music
We firmly believe that music gives students the opportunity to develop, not only subject specific skills, but time management, critical and creative thinking, and effective skills while developing a strong sense of self-discipline. Music allows for a holistic development of students’intellectual, social and emotional well-being through the relationships they build, the experiences they share with each other and the team work and cooperation that is essential to develop in both small and large ensemble playing. A focus on the individual, however enhances their self-confidence, resilience and adaptability.
In the Middle School, from years 6 – 9 music is offered as a discipline within the Arts subject group. Ensuring a well-balanced and rounded curriculum, students experience Visual Arts and Music in years 6 – 8 and are given an opportunity to elect music in the later years of the program as a focused study. Throughout the program students are engaged in tasks that develop their analytical and higher order thinking skills.
Students develop musical skills and literacy through singing, movement and instrumental playing. A Kodály and Orff-centered approach/methodology has been developed for middle school to engage children in active music making, with their voices and musical instruments. Their performance skills are further developed through opportunities to perform for formative and summative tasks while given opportunities at school events and assemblies for public performance practice. Students develop their composition skills and aural skills through a broad range of topics from world music, through popular music and the Western Tonal Tradition.
Students are given every opportunity to enhance their ensemble skills through extracurricular activities during clubs times, in choir and through an annual musical performance. Involvement in music encourages them to understand the music in different contexts and cultural histories, thus supporting the development of students with an inquiring and empathetic world view.
Special Qualifications/Skills Experience & Education
- min a BA in Music
- PGCE/equivalent of a PGCE in teaching
- Experience with the IB PYP/MYP Curriculum
- Min 2 years of teaching experience
- Experience with EAL students is a plus
- Excellent inter-personal skills with students, teachers and parents.
- Excellent administrative, organizational, and ICT skills.
- High level of English proficiency.
320 000 RMB - 400 000 RMB/year based on experience and qualifications including flight allowance, shipping allowance, housing allowance with flat nearby the school, school shuttle bus from flat to school, Visa application assisted, contract completion Gratuity (8% of the year salary), Global Medical Coverage, Free tuition fee up to 2 dependents.