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Primary Years Programme Teacher

St. Nicholas SchoolBrazil

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience with the PYP and be able to teach in a transdisciplinary environment. The age range to be taught will be determined during the recruitment process.

St. Nicholas School has two campuses and the Pinheiros campus is well established and centrally located in a cosmopolitan, attractive and busy part of São Paulo. The school is a vibrant, stimulating and happy multi-cultural environment for 680 pupils from all parts of the globe. International students make up approximately 40% of the overall school population. International mindedness is valued, promoted and celebrated. The school provides a balanced, rich, challenging and transformative education for its diverse body of students aged from 18 months to 18 years of age, most of whom are studying in English as an additional language. More information about St. Nicholas School can be found at 


The Primary section at St Nicholas has been authorised to offer IB PYP curriculum since 2002, making it one of the longest standing IB PYP schools on the continent. Each year group team is made of approximately 48 learners with 4 full-time teachers. Additional Specialist Teachers are responsible for teaching specific curriculum areas including; Portuguese, Art, Music, Drama, PE and Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation. A Personalised Learning Department works together with teachers to provide individual support for learners either experiencing difficulties in any area of the curriculum, or those in need of additional challenge. Learners also receive additional English (EAL) or Portuguese (PAL) language support. All teachers meet regularly with the Pedagogical Leaders to plan learning engagements, reflect and discuss learner progress. Collaborative planning focuses on developing Transdisciplinary Units of Inquiry which are planned, taught and assessed collaboratively. Teachers are given autonomy to innovate and be creative in their design of authentic, challenging and engaging learning experiences and are always well supported.

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