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Vice Principal / PYP Coordinator - ESF Abacus International Kindergarten

Abacus International Kindergarten - ESFHong Kong

ESF Abacus International Kindergarten is attended by children aged 3-5 years for five sessions per week either in the morning or afternoon session. The kindergarten follows the IB PYP Curriculum and is an IB PYP Authorised school. 

The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2022, renewable by mutual consent. Please see ESF Terms and Condition  for further details of the package.

Role Summary

  • Consistently champion and uphold the school’s core values and foster caring, positive relationships
  • Support the school's mission statement and IB Learner profile
  • Develop and articulate a shared vision and strategic development plan for the school and lead colleagues in achieving this
  • Act as a pedagogical leader
  • Create an atmosphere of mutual trust where collaboration, discussion, debate, and teamwork are promoted within the school
  • Model exemplary professional practice
  • Contribute to the creation of the school’s learning community, fostering a spirit of inquiry, innovation, professional learning, and reflection
  • Promote high standards and expectations through supporting performance


  • To be the Principal designate as required
  • To ensure quality teaching/learning and assessment
  • To develop teachers’ and educational assistants’ professional knowledge and skills
  • To develop and present effective staff development programs
  • To develop and present effective parent workshops and information sessions
  • To develop effective teams and ensure the successful implementation of the School Development Plan

School Management

  • To lead the Primary Years Programme throughout the school
  • To actively lead curriculum development across the school
  • To attend and lead planning meetings as required
  • Ensure professional learning through collaboration and self-evaluation
  • To coach and mentor staff
  • To review teacher’s planning as required
  • To support the teaching and learning of students across the school
  • To develop the teaching timetable as determined by the Principal


  • Understanding of IB/PYP and/or inquiry-based learning
  • Understands the needs of young students
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Proven track record as a senior leader
  • Ability to motivate, inspire and build capacity in others
  • Learning agility
  • Professional integrity
  • Commitment and passion for the education of young children
  • Visionary thinking / strategic orientation
  • A positive and optimistic outlook and warm personality
  • Problem Solving and reflection capabilities
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Years Education or equivalent which qualifies them to teach 3-5 years of age. 

Please attach a brief Letter of application with your work experience & achievements.

Closing Date:  3 December 2021

For enquiries, please contact Neha Modi at

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. 

ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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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

ESF Abacus International Kindergarten’s programme is for children aged 2 years 9 months to 5 years of age. Children attend for three hours per day, five days per week. The average class size is 22 children and classes are structured into K1 and K2 groups.

Abacus is authorised to deliver the IB Primary Years Programme, providing an inquiry-based and highly interactive programme. Children learn through play experiences and are encouraged to discover, experiment and reflect on their learning. Our aim at Abacus is to encourage children to become confident and independent learners. We teach children to respect themselves, others and the world around them and to work hard to reach their full academic potential.

Abacus offers two streams in both K1 and K2: English and Bilingual. 

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