Teacher of Lower Primary/Elementary, Kunshan

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Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School, KunshanKunshan

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School

Role: Teacher of Lower Primary/Elementary

Location: Kunshan

Start date: August 2020

Contact type: Full-time fixed term

Dipont Education, one of the leading educational service providers in China, is developing a new school in Kunshan, near Shanghai, to open in September 2020. This will be the third bilingual school to be developed by Dipont in a unique partnership model with a leading Chinese school.


About the School

Serving children from ages 2 to 18, the school will open with classes in preschool, elementary and middle schools and grade 10 in upper school. At capacity, the whole campus will enrol 2,800 students.

Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School has been developed in partnership with the No. 2 High School of East China Normal University (Shanghai Huaer). East China Normal University is known as the premier teacher training university in China and its affiliated school has a long-established reputation for its progressive approach to the development of teaching and learning.

A blended Chinese and international curriculum will combine a drive for academic excellence with a whole child education program designed to nurture healthy, well-adjusted young people. Scholars will be encouraged to explore a broad range of interests outside of the classroom while developing the social skills and strength of character that will empower them for a future of resilient, ethical leadership anywhere in the world.

Facilities at the school are outstanding and include state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and sports complexes, boarding facilities and performing arts center with 800 seat theater.


About the Role

In the elementary school, a personalized dual language immersion model will build foundational skills and proficiency in both English and Chinese. Regular progress monitoring exercises will be utilized to build and update individual learning plans that focus on growth towards proficiency and resiliency. In doing so, Chinese and international teachers, supported by teaching fellows, will deliver an integrated STEAM-based curriculum that fosters critical thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration and self-awareness. Experiential and conceptual learning is enhanced through cross-disciplinary projects linking sciences, technology and mathematics with the arts, inclusive of the humanities.
We expect our educational leaders to embody the very same high standards and dispositions we expect our graduates to model: to be a resilient scholar, adaptable ambassador, enlightened communicator and ethical visionary. Therefore, every educator will be expected to contribute actively to the whole life of the school, working with scholars beyond the classroom in advisory, co-curricular or residential programs.

We are appointing a highly talented faculty to cover all areas of the school who share in our ethos - enjoy collaborative learning, embrace cross-cultural adaptability, and share a resilient and ethical passion for developing an outstanding school.


About Kunshan

Kunshan, home to 2.6 million people, is a highly developed and affluent city located between the booming metropolises of Suzhou and Shanghai, both of which can be reached within 20 minutes by high-speed train. Kunshan has a history of more than 2,000 years and is known for having some of the best-preserved historic water towns in China as well as boasting modern shopping malls, cinemas, sports clubs and restaurants serving various Chinese and western cuisines.


Applications are invited from candidates with:

  • A formal teaching qualification and experience in lower elementary/primary education
  • The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school
  • Specialisms or interest in ESL, Reading & Literacy, Special Education or Gifted & Talented will be advantageous.


This exciting role commands an excellent salary and benefits package, including high-quality housing; flights for employee and dependents and medical insurance for employee and dependents. Full tuition support will be provided for any successful applicant with school-age children. The position will be offered on an initial three-year contract term.

A comprehensive induction program and ongoing professional development will ensure that all teachers are well prepared and supported in their roles.


Application process

To submit an application, please email a CV to Oliver Knapman, Recruitment Manager: oliver.knapman@dipont.com or please contact Mr Knapman for an information pack and informal discussion. Early application preferred.

More about Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School, Kunshan
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Junction of Jingwang Road and, Huanhuatang Road, Kunshan Economic and, Technological Development Zone, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +25 216 190 7080
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