Teacher of Drama, Penang

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Straits International SchoolPenang

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Start date: 21 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

 Teacher of Drama

Start August 2018

SIS is a reasonably young school that opened its doors in August 2012 with a founding campus in Penang. Since then, we have grown rapidly but still retain the advantages of a small school, most notably the family feel and the warmth of the community. This is an exciting time for the group, as we have now settled into a new purpose built campus in Penang and are establishing another campus in Rawang, close to Kuala Lumpur. For the coming year, we seek to fill the following position;


  • Teacher of Drama (UK experience preferred)

We are looking for a candidate that would be interested in teaching drama to both primary and secondary age students, not necessarily experience of both, but is willing to show flexibility. We are particularly keen to accept applications from candidates who are research engaged and strong in CPD. This post would suit ambitious individuals keen for career development and with outstanding initiative and drive.

As a school, we pride ourselves on the level of care we give to our students. The motto, ‘Not for me, Not for you, But for us,’ really captures what we are trying to do. We aim to combine academic rigour with a key sense of kindness, personal responsibility and determination to overcome challenges.

We therefore need staff that work hard, stay flexible and are resilient in the face of challenges. We value staff who will do all they can to push the school forward, be proactive and have the interests of the wonderful students at heart. In return, they will find fantastic children, the personal freedom to be innovative in what they teach and the trust to help develop the school and shape its future.

The quality of life in Penang is very high and it offers a wide range of activities and food to try. Penang has long served as the link between Asia’s great kingdoms and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East. At its heart is diverse, cosmopolitan George Town, Penang Island's main city and an urban centre that delivers old-world Asia in spades. Malaysia is often referred to as ‘easy Asia’, as you can stroll through streets filled with exceptional art, amazing cafes and interesting shops. In contrast, you can visit one of the many western malls that house stores from the UK, Australia and the US. It is voted as one of the top ten places in the world to live!

Our salaries are competitive, and our staff, although perhaps paid less than in the UK, have good savings potential. Apartments are provided and the quality of life here is excellent. We believe that everyone should enjoy coming to school!

You are more than welcome to take a look at our website which has a wealth of information on our great school. http://penang.sisgroup.edu.my/careers/

Applicants should apply in writing to the Principal, Mrs. Karlie Walsh at the email below, completing the school application form and sending a separate photograph. Please ensure that you address why you would be a great addition to the school.

Deadline for application is Thursday 15th February, 2018.

Interviews shall be held initially by Skype between the Wednesday 21st February and the Friday 2nd of March. A second interview may also occur. The school shall however, reserve the right to interview and appoint earlier if an appropriate candidate applies.

Straits International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to a CV and qualification checking, interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: 1 Square Penang, Tingkat Mahsuri 1, Bayan Lepas, 11950, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 643 1815
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