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Teacher of English - South Island School

South Island School - ESFHong Kong

Key Responsibilities

South Island School seeks to appoint an outstanding English Teacher to teach English Language and English Literature. 

The successful applicant will be a highly skilled teacher, with the ability to motivate, inspire and engage with students in creative and innovative ways, both within and outside the classroom – with the overall goal of ensuring excellent educational outcomes for our students. They will be a first language English speaker, with previous experience of teaching both English Language and English Literature courses. Previous experience of IBMYP, IGCSE and IB Diploma would be helpful, though this is not essential for an applicant with the right overall skills set. 

The successful applicant will also be a tutor, as well as contributing widely to the extra-curricular life of the school. The position will be a full-time renewable contract for an initial two year period from August 2022. Support with obtaining Hong Kong residence will be provided if necessary.

The Role

Teachers at SIS are expected to be committed and flexible. Regular duties include:

  • Planning lessons to meet each student’s individual learning needs and ensure excellent outcomes, in line with our Schemes of Learning;
  • Using a range of appropriate strategies for positive classroom management, including the use of flexible groupings and structured inquiry, in line with the IBO philosophy;
  • Using a range of well-considered resources, including digital technologies, to enhance learning;
  • Maintaining a well organised and stimulating learning environment;
  • Assessing students in relation to agreed learning outcomes, and providing clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents, using agreed South Island School reporting systems;
  • Working closely with the English faculty on future developments;
  • Working as a tutor for a group of students, within the Pastoral Learning Curriculum;
  • Engaging actively with the Values in Action and Making a Difference extra-curricular programmes.

For more information about South Island School, please click HERE. 

Teaching in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a premier destination for expatriate and local teachers! ESF Teachers enjoy an extremely lucrative salary package and a very high standard of living overall, in an exciting and vibrant world city. The teaching profession is highly respected, student motivation and outcomes are excellent, and all teachers receive considerable support from ESF and SIS with settling into Hong Kong, as well as with their professional development. Please feel free to contact us in advance about life in Hong Kong if you feel a conversation on this topic would be helpful.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree, as well as a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent

To Apply

Please submit your applications via the ESF online recruitment system at:

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Further Information

Further information can be found in the following locations:

South Island School website:

English Schools Foundation website:

Please email the Principal’s PA, Ms Cecilia Lo, if you have any questions:

Thank you again for your interest in this role.

Closing Date: By 8am Hong Kong Time on Monday 6th December 2021



Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date.



By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. 



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About Us

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

There are over 18,000 students from 75 different nationalities in ESF kindergartens, primary, secondary and all-through schools. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong.

ESF is proud of the high academic and wider achievements of our students. In 2020, 22 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide.

About the Team

South Island School is a dynamic, innovative and forward-looking school located in a green setting on the south side of Hong Kong Island. It caters for 1,440 students from around 40 different nations. The school prides itself on a strong values-based philosophy, an international outlook, a personalised curriculum and very high academic standards. There is a focus on the development of students’ personal qualities, fostering a skill set which is creative and contemporary and which develops community responsibility under the banner ‘Making a Difference’. The school is inclusive and makes excellent provision for students with a range of individual needs.

The school is authorised by the IBO to offer the MYP (Years 1-3), the IBDP, and the IBCP.

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