head of year (primary) - jan 2023 - hong kong

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job description

Head of Year (Primary)
Hong Kong

Start Date:
January 2023
Region: Far East and South East Asia
School Curriculum: Australian NSW / IB
Experience: 5+ years

The School

Located in Kowloon Tong, this is a non-profit, co- educational day school for students from Reception (4 years of age) to Year 12. Founded in 1995 to fulfil the growing demand for a premier Australian educational institution in Hong Kong, the School today welcomes more than 1,100 students from over 25 different nationalities. Operating on an Australian school year (late January to mid-December), this is the only school in Hong Kong to utilise the Australian curriculum. Primary students study the Australian national curriculum and Years 7-10 students study the NSW Stage 4 and 5 curriculum, with school based examinations and assessments at the end of Year 10. The school offers senior Secondary students (Year 11 and Year 12) the option to undertake either the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP), creating a seamless transition to all universities in Australia and around the world.

The Wellbeing program complements the school's rigorous academic focus while enabling students to develop personality and character, celebrate excellence, develop confidence, and maintain genuine and meaningful friendships. This is a warm, friendly, happy, caring school. Students love coming to school and staff are very committed, dedicated professionals of the very highest calibre. All staff truly believe in the wellbeing of students and parents are highly engaged and supportive of the school, which is a close knit community representing globally-minded families living in Hong Kong.

Living and Working in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island itself, with its world-famous skyline, is the canter of this archipelago set in the South China Sea, just off the mainland. Ancient and modern attractions are crammed into Hong Kong Island - Hong Kong Disneyland contrasts with museums displaying the fabulous artefacts of Imperial China, Buddhist temples, vast colonial buildings, and traditional markets. The city is famed for its seafood, Cantonese, and international cuisine, and its amazing shopping opportunities. Soaring Victoria Peak is still a favourite spot for its magnificent views across the iconic harbour to Kowloon.

School Requirements

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The Head of Year reports to the Head of Primary and works collaboratively with him and the rest of the primary staff teams to ensure that initiatives in relation to individual student progress are monitored and implemented smoothly. They also work collaboratively with the Deputy Heads of Primary, Heads of Department, Co-ordinators, specialist and classroom teachers to develop and implement policies which support the mission of the School and have the responsibility for curriculum across all Key Learning Areas, pastoral care, student welfare and behaviour for their specific Year level.

Time allocation is 5 periods of a 10 day teaching cycle

  • Qualified practising teacher with a high level relevant qualification in the subject area(s).
  • Demonstrates well-developed leadership, people management and supervisory skills gained from experience in a leadership role in a school environment.
  • Has extensive experience as an outstanding teacher with a passion for education.
  • Demonstrates high-level organisational and administrative skills and an ability to lead and coordinate projects and services for staff and students.
  • Behaves ethically, reflects positivity, demonstrates a growth mindset and contributes to the school's ethos and community life.

Salary and Benefits Package

  • Salary for teachers ranges from HK$542,000 to HK$939,000
  • Those taking on positions of leadership are eligible for an additional monetary allowance and/or allocated time release, depending on the responsibilities being undertaken
  • Reimbursement is offered for relocation costs up to HK$25,000 (single person), HK$30,000
  • (couple),HK$40,000(family). This reimbursement may be used to cover airfares, shipment of unaccompanied baggage and costs for purchasing household items for setting up residence in Hong Kong.
  • A gratuity sum equivalent to 21% of the gross salary is paid at the end of each fixed-term contract, ranging from HK$113,000 to HK$197,000
  • Tuition fees will be discounted according to the following schedule: 65% for the first child, 75% for the second and subsequent children
  • Medical Insurance provided by the school
  • 2 year contract


Curriculum knowledge and experience


BA Hons (QTS),BEd,BSc Hons (QTS)

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