- New Zealand EY and Primary Curriculum and Secondary Cambridge Curriculum (IGCSE, AS & A Level)
- Minimum 5 years teaching experience post qualification
- NOR 300 and ages 2-18 years old
- Type: Broadly International (31 nationtlities)
- Early Years Teachers x2 - March 2013, Indonesia
The Early Childhood/primary school houses the main administration area while across the road is the secondary school. Still technically a small school it has continued to grow over the 8 years since it opened its doors and now enrols 312 students aged 2-18 years. There are presently 31 nationalities represented at the school with the dominant group being one parent with an Indonesian and one with a foreign passport. Increasing in size very rapidly it is keeping pace with the growing Indonesian economic boom.
The school has a preference for single teachers but does hire married teaching couples. In the latter case it prefers one secondary and one primary teacher as this is a small school and contact 24/7 might create tension. Children of teachers receive free tuition. Visas are too difficult to acquire for a couple with a non-teaching spouse. Teachers should have a minimum of a Bachelors degree and 5+ years of experience.
This is a happy school and being small it is important to have teachers who enjoy this type of environment and are able to wrok as a member of a community. There is an induction programme at the beginning of the year but teachers and administration are all extremely supportive of one another. There is a strong sense of collegiality at the school. It does not necessarily hire only New Zealand teachers but applicants would need to share an inquiry based philosophy to education. In the secondary school the UK Cambridge curriculum is taught from Year 7 to 13. Ideally, teachers should have some experience with these programmes.
Jakarta is riding the crest of an economic boom and is rapidly becoming a very sophisticated, cosmopolitan city. Shopping malls and centres offer international brands in clothing, jewellery, movies and food outlets! A rapidly growing middle class has a voracious appetite for Western style goods and these are now readily available. Kemang, the suburb housing the school, has a sizable expatriate population and residences are close to cafes, restaurants and boutiques in addition to up-market bars and clubs. The country's strong economy has impacted on the Education market which is one of the fastest growing sectors; as parents have more disposable income they look to spending it on quality private edu ation for their children.
Monthly salary from US$2732 tax free plus accommodation, annual flights, allowances, tution for dependents (5/S/TC2/55)
Salaries are tax free Airfares are provided to and from Indonesia from place of origin for teachers and dependents at the start and finish of a two year contract (dependents receive full benefits) Annual return airfares are provided in addition to global medical insurance.
Teachers are housed in apartments a five minute walk from the school. Single teachers typically share a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment although the school does have a few apartments available for single teachers. Married couples have their own apartment.
The children of married couples get free tuition. Apartments are all fully furnished including linen etc. and a ?welcome pack'.
The school provides transport to school if required.
Countries such as, Borneo (not technically a country of course), Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and China are within easy reach. Indonesia itself would take years to properly explore. Although Jakarta is the largest and busiest city in Indonesia, the beautiful Thousand Islands lie in Jakarta Bay - the closest of which is only about 20 minutes away From the city by speedboat. There are about 110 islands divided into tourism islands, conservation islands, historical islands, and islands for community empowerment in accordance with the characteristic differences between each island. (2/S/TC/58) For more on Jakarta go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jE572wjlUc&feature=relmfu