Teacher of Biology and Chemistry, Penang

Closing date:Expiring soon

Prince of Wales Island International SchoolPenang

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Biology and Chemistry

For September 2019

We seek a well qualified professional educator to join our flagship science department within the school.  Our sciences are taught by specialists, fully supported by subject technicians, in superb facilities. Our large biology and chemistry rooms have both classroom seating and laboratory bench areas, and are fully equipped with interactive whiteboards or large format TV screens. Extensive use of IT supports learning and students have their own devices. The science department occupies the top floor of our main teaching block, and all enjoy its bright and colourful aspect. 

The current postholder teaches both biology and chemistry to IGCSE and general science in KS3. There is some scope for adjustment of timetables to suit the appointee’s aptitudes and aspirations. Higher level teaching could be available to a suitable candidate. 

If the appointee is not an English first language speaker, a very high level of spoken and written English is a prerequisite. There is a dynamic staff culture at the school with strong professional development which has a national reputation. There is an emphasis on the use of IT in all subjects in a blended and realistic educational environment, achieving the best outcomes with varied approaches. Since the foundation of the school in 2011, POWIIS has built a significant academic reputation with outstanding results, although we have students of a wide range of abilities, all equally deserving of the highest quality of teaching to the level of their potential. 

The school offers an holistic education and all staff are involved in our extensive co-curricular programme. Also, the pastoral care of all our students is a priority and all staff are allocated a small group of tutees across the age range of the school, for whom they will provide support and mentoring in their academic progress and personal development. Opportunities may exist to join our boarding staff, while all staff are involved in our boarding programme on an occasional basis.

Malaysian work permits are usually granted for two or three years. Contracts are therefore fixed term, but continuity is important for the school; it is hoped that appointments will be seen as longer term, with renewal of contracts common in the school. The school is proud of its staff stability, as most enjoy the lifestyle the region provides and the professional progression we actively promote. The staff is predominantly European, who share with high quality Malaysian colleagues, outstanding facilities and resources. There is a deliberate focus on staff development, with low staff turnover.

Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s website:  www.powiis.edu.my 

Closing date

Closing date Saturday 19th January 2019

Skype preliminary interviews shortly thereafter

Candidates should apply to the school directly at recruitment@powiis.edu.my sending:

● a completed application form

● a brief letter of application 

● Curriculum Vitae. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered, and supporting documents are not required at this stage. We will acknowledge all applications.



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More about Prince of Wales Island International School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Penang, 11000, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4 8689999
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