Music Teacher- Primary School, Penang, Malaysia

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Prince of Wales Island International Primary SchoolPenang, Malaysia

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

MUSIC TEACHER (Primary School)

Prince of Wales Island International School 

POWIIS Primary  

The Prince of Wales Island International Primary School, opening in September 2019, on Penang Island, Malaysia offers teachers an exciting opportunity to help shape and develop an outstanding school from its inception. Proudly offering a context relevant version of the English National Curriculum, the school will meet the needs of the local and international community in Penang, providing high-quality education for children aged 3 to 11 years old. 

The Prince of Wales Island International Primary School (POWIIS Primary) will provide an excellent, holistic education for its students, and ensure its teachers work in a supportive environment which values professional competency, collaboration and personal development. Truth, Wisdom, Integrity and Kindness are tenets to which we hold ourselves and all in our community accountable. 

Applications are invited from outstanding practitioners who are committed to implementing a thriving Music curriculum and extra-curricular activities programme across the Primary School. They should be highly resourceful, forward-thinking professionals and accomplished musicians, who are passionate about their subject and who show a willingness to lead by example. Candidates must be proficient pianists; and those who have a strings background with experience of setting up and developing primary school orchestral programmes are of particular interest. 

At least three years’ experience of specialist teaching in the performing arts is required in the U.K. or overseas (teaching the English National Curriculum), regardless of nationality, as is a proven track record in organising extra-curricular activities, school performances and concerts to a high standard. All applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in education, or a first bachelor’s degree plus a post-graduate qualification in education (i.e. PGCE).

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to develop a Music Department from its inception and work in a purpose-built facility with small class sizes and motivated students. Teachers will have access to excellent resources and specialist music rooms, including practice rooms. 

Teachers receive a fully competitive overseas benefits package, including salary, flight allowance, accommodation allowance, inbound and outbound freight allowance, health coverage and 80% of tuition fees for up to two children at the school. 

To apply for the position, lodge your application online by Monday 26th November 2018. For further details about the Prince of Wales Island International Primary School, visit the school’s website at 

Initial interviews will take place by Skype or in person in Penang in November and December.

The Prince of Wales Island International Primary 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 and 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.

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More about Prince of Wales Island International Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: C/o Prince of Wales Island International School, 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Penang, 11000, Malaysia
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