primary teacher (german homeroom) - suzhou in suzhou shi

suzhou shi, jiangsu
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international teaching
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the far east team, teachanywhere
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Primary Teacher (German Homeroom)
Start Date: August 2020
Location: Suzhou, China
Region: Far East and South East Asia
Experience Required: 2+ years, IB experience preferred but not essential
Curriculum: IB
Sponsorship: Single or Married (free tuition for 2 dependent children)
Salary: From 22,000RMB - 26,000RMB per month net
Contract: 2 years

School Overview: This school was founded in 1996 and has grown from a small primary school into a full Pre-Nursery to Grade 12 programme with 1100 students of over 45 different nationalities. It is an English language day school offering the IB curriculum at all levels. The school employs approximately 145 expatriate staff representing over 20 different countries and 35 Chinese national teachers. The staff, students, and parents of SSIS work in partnership to create a learning environment that encourages and enables students to be self-motivated, lifelong learners, who value other cultures and are responsible, meaningful participants in the international community. The school is located on a 10 hectare site and the state-of-the-art campus includes facilities such as a 25 metre heated swimming pool, two FIFA certified artificial turf soccer fields, tennis courts, running track, two libraries and two double gymnasiums. It has up to date technology and computer facilities, including wireless internet throughout the school and a media centre. There are numerous speciality rooms including eight science labs, six art rooms, five music rooms, ten music practice rooms, a 650 seat performing arts centre, and a black box theatre.

Location Overview: Suzhou is a charming city that is situated 80 KM west of Shanghai (22 minutes by fast train). It was recently voted as the second most "liveable" city in China for expatriates. Known as the "Venice of the Orient" it is an ancient city that is steeped in History and culture. However, it has also embraced the spirit of the new China and enjoys all the infrastructure and amenities that are required to make life in the 21st Century very pleasant indeed.


* At least 2 years of post-qualification experience.
* experience of teaching in the German National system as an Elementary Homeroom teacher
* Be able to collaborate within a grade level to plan successful learning experiences that engage students in inquiry and concept-based learning
* Be able to differentiate lessons and assessment tasks to meet the needs of students
* Contribute to the ongoing development of our German and IB PYP curriculum through professional development, data-informed practice and reflection
* Foster meaningful relationships with students to support them in their development of the IB Learner Profile attributes
* Work in partnership with parents to ensure the development of the whole child
* Be prepared to go the extra mile to support extra curricular activities and special events
* Inspire a lifelong love of learning.


* From 22,000RMB - 26,000RMB per month net (school pays income tax)
* Housing allowance
* Airfares for teacher and dependents
* Medical
* Free tuition for up to two children (50% reduction for a 3rd)


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