English Teachers for Elementary First Stage, Second Stage and High School – August 2017 start
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
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.
A primary or
secondary teaching qualification (bachelor’s/master’s degree in education,
post-graduate teaching certificate, or equivalent)
SECOND STAGE AND HIGH SCHOOL
qualification (bachelor’s/master’s degree in education, post-graduate teaching
certificate, or equivalent)
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:
- Timely with paperwork
- Willing to go the extra mile
for students and colleagues
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,
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:
Principal for English Studies Kate Powers (email@example.com)