Teacher of Biology, Singapore

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SJI International High SchoolSingapore

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Start date: 16 July 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Employment Opportunities

Situated on a spacious, leafy campus with impressive facilities, SJI International High School is an independent coeducational Lasallian Catholic day school. Currently in its tenth year, the school has grown steadily and enjoys an outstanding reputation for quality education in Singapore. The school follows a Southern Hemisphere academic year (January to December). The student body numbers some 1030 students (aged 12 - 18), with 385 IB Diploma students in Grades 11 and 12. Academic standards are very high. The average IB Diploma score for our most recent cohort of students was 37.8 points (in 2015), with 42.5% of our students achieving 40 points or more (a record for the school). 3 students scored a ‘perfect’ 45. Our most recent A*/A pass rate at IGCSE was 69% (30% at A*). 

Academic excellence is, however, only part of the SJI International story. The school prides itself on its values driven and holistic programme. This includes service (a central part of our mission) and leadership programmes, an extensive range of co-curricular activities and an exciting outdoor education programme. Applications for teaching posts are welcomed from enthusiastic, ambitious teachers of all religious denominations who are prepared to support our Lasallian Catholic ethos and play a full part in our thriving school community.

Commitment to Safe Recruitment

SJI International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and all post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Checks. Long-listed candidates will also be required to complete and sign an Information and Declaration Form, which includes a declaration of any previous disciplinary issues or criminal convictions.

SJI International is seeking to employ the following for July 2018 (newly appointed staff will need to arrive by Monday, 16th July, 2018)

Teacher of Biology 

Biology at SJI International is a popular choice among students. Grades 9 and 10 students can follow the Cambridge IGCSE Coordinated Science or the separate IGCSE Sciences. In Years 11 and 12  students can choose Biology as part of the IB Diploma (SL or HL) or Environmental Systems & Societies (SL). We currently have seven  HL classes and one SL Biology class in both Year 11 and 12. The students work hard and are rewarded with outstanding results at all stages. We seek to employ a creative, energetic teacher who has a passion for both teaching and learning. Working in the Biology department is extremely rewarding as we have a hard-working team who is dedicated to not only attaining excellent results but also enriching the lives and minds of our receptive students.The team is very collaborative and works together to celebrate success and capitalise on the specific strengths and expertise of each other. An enthusiastic, committed teacher who is a team-player and teaches with a student-centred approach through active learning is encouraged to apply.  Please visit our website http://www.sji-international.com.sg/employment for more details.

Application Process

All applications for this position must be submitted through Schrole. The link to our Schrole page can be found on our Employment Page or via the following Schrole link.

Candidates will be required to submit a letter of application (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae. You will also need to include the names and contact details of at least therr referees (professional referees who have line managed you), one of which must be the Head of your current school (if this is not possible, please explain reason in your letter of application). 

The closing date for receipt of applications for this position is Wednesday, 29th November. 

Interviews will take place by Skype or in Singapore during the first two weeks of January or at The London Search Associates fair.

For further details (including job descriptions and Conditions of Service), please visit our website.

For all teaching posts the successful candidates will have a good first degree in their teaching specialism, a recognised teaching qualification and a proven track record as inspirational teachers. The ability to teach across the age and ability range from Grade 7 (12 year-olds) to IB Diploma level is preferred unless a middle school / IB Diploma specialism is specifically stated. Significant training and development opportunities are available for teachers (both in-house and through external providers) and the desire to take part in and contribute to collaborative school and personal development is essential. SJI International seeks to employ teachers who are willing to become fully involved in the holistic life of the school. 

Applicants are encouraged to highlight how they would enhance our thriving extra-curricular, service and / or outdoor education programmes.

Job location

More about SJI International High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Address: 490 Thomson Road, 298191, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6353 9383
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