English Teachers for Elementary First Stage, Second Stage and High School – August 2017 start

Positions open:

Sunny Canadian International School has the following open positions for the upcoming school year:

  • Second stage and high school (ages 11-19) Information and Communication Technology teacher (1/2 time) and webmaster (1/2 time)
  • Elementary school Grade 3 or 4 (ages 7-9) teacher

 

About you:
Sunny Canadian International School (SCIS) employs fun, enthusiastic, and creative teachers who are interested in living in the beautiful and historic city of Prague, Czech Republic. All applicants must be proficient speakers of English. No knowledge of Czech language is necessary. Preference is given to EU passport-holders.

 

Required qualifications:

ELEMENTARY

·  A primary or secondary teaching qualification (bachelor’s/master’s degree in education, post-graduate teaching certificate, or equivalent)

SECOND STAGE AND HIGH SCHOOL

·  Secondary teaching qualification (bachelor’s/master’s degree in education, post-graduate teaching certificate, or equivalent)

 

Preferred qualifications:

·  Qualification or experience teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

·  Experience in schools offering Cambridge International Exams (Secondary 1, IGCSE, and A Levels)

·  Experience with Cambridge English Assessment (Key, Preliminary, and First for Schools)

 

Other desired qualities – our ideal candidate is:

  • Organized
  • Easygoing
  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Flexible
  • Efficient
  • Communicative
  • Timely with paperwork
  • Tech-savvy
  • Energetic
  • Sociable
  • Willing to go the extra mile for students and colleagues

 

About us:
SCIS consists of four parts: an English Kindergarten (ages 2-6), a bilingual Elementary School first stage (Grades 1-5), bilingual Second Stage (Grades 6-9), and bilingual High School (grades 10-13, open in 2014). In the Elementary and High Schools, approximately half of the curriculum content is delivered in Czech and half in English. The maximum number of students in classes are 14 for Kindergarten, 20 for Elementary, and 25 for high school. This private school is located in a suburb of Prague with a modern school building, a large garden and playground, and a forest nearby. About 80% of children come from Czech families and 20% from various nationalities or multilingual families. We have a unique bilingual curriculum, accredited by both the Czech Ministry of Education and Cambridge International Examinations. Teachers are urged and expected to use interactive, hands-on instruction.

 

Detailed Terms:

·  Initial teaching contracts are 2 years, with 8 weeks annual paid holiday.

·  Weekly working hours include lesson instruction, staff meetings, collaborative planning, parent consultations, lunch, breaks and/or recess supervision, and substitution as needed. Teachers without a full teaching load may be required to fill their schedules with additional tutorials, extra courses, or other duties. Working hours also include participation in extracurricular activities such as special events, team building, celebrations, parent meetings, and other school related activities which sometimes happen outside of normal school hours. Specific examples include Christmas markets, Halloween party, and Easter celebrations.

  • Health insurance (including dental care) and social benefits are paid by the school.
  • SCIS employs an external visa consultant to facilitate securing work and residency visas.

·  Sick leave is compensated according to the Czech national health system.

·  Classes take two week-long trips per year: a winter (ski/snowboard) trip and spring trip. Teachers may be asked to join in leading such overnight trips.

·  Classes spend one sleepover at school per year. Teachers may be asked to join in planning and supervising such overnight events.

·  Due to our school’s unique bilingual model and rapid growth, teachers are expected to actively contribute to curriculum design and enhancement.

 

Interested candidates should send CVs to:

Vice Principal for English Studies Kate Powers (powers@sunnycanadian.cz)