Math Teacher, Lower Secondary Job
Our client, a new International School based in the ancient city of Hoi An, Vietnam, is looking for an Native English speaking Lower Secondary Math Teacher ready to start in August 2021.
Due to the effect of the global pandemic, only candidates currently living and based in Vietnam will be considered.
This newly constructed International School opened in September 2018 and currently has a small student body of under 100 students. At capacity the school will educate 250 students - the focus being on delivering quality education and care to a select group of students and families. This year the school offers K - 8 classes, but beginning in September 2019 the school will begin to offer Year 9 and 10 classes for the first time. To start the class size will be very small with only 7 or 8 students. The successful Math Teacher will be in a position to help develop the curriculum, following the Cambridge model, and the shape the direction of these departments as they grow and expand in the coming years.
What we are looking for:
'We are a new start up school and as a result we are still experiencing many firsts. We need someone who is easy going and flexible. Things change quickly around here and we need somebody who can go with the flow. Having said all that, we really want someone who LOVES teaching and LOVES children. Someone who is positive and professional.' School Leadership
Teachers must have a minimum of 3-years, relevant aged, teaching experience, a university degree and a Post Graduate Degree in Education (or their countries equivalent teaching qualifications). Teachers must have completed their university degree and teacher training in Canada, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. Experience with the Cambridge framework will be an asset.
- Competitive Salary
- $300 USD Housing Allowance
- Health Insurance
- Free tuition for accompanying children (max. 2)
- Professional Development
About the job:
- On duty hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Lessons are 50 minutes except for one period before lunch which is 40 minutes
- Teachers have approximately 22 hours contact time per week
- Year 7 - 10 Math
- Cambridge curriculum and framework is used
- One week in October,
- 3 weeks at Christmas,
- 2 weeks in April
- One week for TET
- 6 weeks off for summer.
About the School:
They aim to spark curiosity and inquiry, while developing core values and 21st Century skills in all our students. Students learn to grow and develop as global citizens. They are committed to ethical and responsible learning in an engaging, community-centered environment where students are encouraged to follow their unique potential and become leaders in academics, the arts, environmental awareness and sports.
The primary and secondary section of the school will follow the basic framework of the British Cambridge Curriculum. The academic focus will be on English, Mathematics and Science. They have also included a focus on sports and physical movement, the arts and the environment.
Once a week the schools hosts an all student sports morning and an environment morning. There is a daily 'Drop Everything and Read' session that lasts 15 minutes. The school in engaged in the local community with environmental outreach programs while also working with local schools on joint projects and initiatives.
This brand new school is well resourced. They have a Fountas and Pinnell guiding reading room with +1,600 volumes. They have science kits for each grade level and a science lab - as well as access to a high tech university hot/cold wet/dry lab.
About Hoi An:
Historically, Hoi An has been one of Southeast Asia’s chief trading ports, a place where people and cultures converge. As such, it’s not surprising that this quaint town has remained a paradise for all who either visit or have chosen to live here. Hoi An is a commercial centre, a market and a melting pot, all rolled into one tastefully attractive cornucopia of commercial products.
Hoi An is both an interesting city and a great beach location. The Ancient Town is of historical interest and is of course a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beaches are lovely, with great restaurants lining the shore and the Cham Islands providing a picturesque backdrop.
Conveniently located just a 30 minute drive from Danang City, Hoi An is a much quieter and peaceful place to live compared to the likes of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Hoi An offers a plethora of historical buildings to explore and discover as well as a multitude of Vietnamese and Western cuisines which will tempt everyone’s taste buds.
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