Teacher of Chinese, Penang

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

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: No

Teacher of Chinese (2 positions)

For September 2019

We seek Chinese language enthusiasts who are inspiring teachers to join our lively languages department, able to deliver the subject as a first language, second language or foreign language across the school, from ages 11 to 18.  Our department is growing, and Mandarin study is in high demand. 

A very high level of spoken and written English is a prerequisite. We will also expect a strong academic background, and experience of the English school curriculum. Examinations are taken with CIE.

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 Saturday 19th January

Skype preliminary interviews shortly thereafter if appropriate.

Candidates should apply to the school directly at recruitment@powiis.edu.my sending a completed application form

together with a brief letter of application and Curriculum Vitae. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and supporting documents are not required at this stage. We will acknowledge all applications, and look forward to hearing from you.



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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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