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Employer International School Brunei
Location Brunei
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
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Do you want to:

  • Live on the beautiful island of Borneo, on the edge of the World’s oldest rainforest and next to the South China Sea?
  • Work in a brand new building, with quality resources at your fingertips?
  • Teach a genuinely international student body of over 40 nationalities, aged from 3-18,
  • Deliver the British Curriculum (leading to IGCSEs and the IB Diploma) to curious, attentive and committed students, who achieve results which are consistently well above World Averages?
  • Have access to a wealth of travel opportunities around South East Asia, for weekend breaks and longer holidays?

If the answer to the above questions is yes, then you may be the person we are looking for.

The International School, Brunei is expanding and looking to fill a range of vacancies. As a non-profit institution (where all income generated is invested back into the school), ISB has been servicing the needs of the expatriate and local community for over 50 years and is looking for well-qualified, committed new staff. ISB occupies two sites; the main site in Bandar Seri Begawan has c. 1250 students and a site in the oil town of Kuala Belait, 60 miles to the south, with a roll of c. 150 students. Our Bandar site occupies a new, purpose-built, multi-million dollar campus with all amenities, which opened in 2015. It is for this campus that we are seeking new staff members.

We offer the EYFS programme for Early Years, and an adapted UK National Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 9, followed by IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school enjoys healthy examination pass rates with almost one third of all IGCSE exams taken between 2013 & 2016 graded A/A*; the IB Diploma pass rate was 95%, with scores which consistently exceed world average. The multi-cultural and family atmosphere is enriched by a student roll of 43 different nationalities and a faculty mainly derived from the UK and New Zealand, with another 16 countries represented.

Brunei Darussalam itself is a modern, oil-rich state nestled on the rain-forested island of Borneo, beside the South China Sea. It has a sunny sub-tropical climate, an extremely family-friendly lifestyle, a good standard of living and travel opportunities within the wider Asia region.

For further details of the position on offer, please download our application pack, either directly from this page, or from our school website at  which gives details of the position, the employment package on offer, and further details on what to expect from ISB & Brunei Darussalam.

The closing date for applications for all posts is 1pm GMT on 9th June 2017. However, early applications are strongly encouraged, and we reserve the right to appoint suitable candidates before the stated deadline. Please browse for details of our other posts (Early Years Trainer, Head of Kindergarten, Primary Teacher, Head of PE, PE Teacher and Science Teacher.

We wish you luck with your application, and hope you are encouraged by the opportunity to work with us at International School Brunei.

The Position

As a result of rapid student roll expansion (over 40% increase in less than 4 years), the school is seeking an outstanding Primary Teacher with the experience and ability to teach across Primary. The specific year group is negotiable, though a willingness to teach across Primary during the two year contractual term is desirable. 

Class sizes currently range from 18 - 22, with a maximum of 24. Classrooms are well resourced, and each class has a full time Learning Assistant up to Year 4, and a Learning Assistant between two classes in Years 5 & 6.

Planning and Preparation time is extremely generous, averaging in excess of 20% across the school. This is the result of employing specialist teachers to teach PE, Swimming, Music and MFL. In addition, school ends at lunchtime on Fridays, resulting in a lovely long weekend.

Although we follow the latest version of the National Curriculum of England, we make every effort to adjust the content to suit our local context. However, unlike many international schools, we are not required to teach any form of local curriculum.