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Secondary school teacher of History/Geography (MYP)

Location: Dairy Farm Campus (Singapore)
Functional area: High School European Section
Employment type: Part-time
Job type: Contract
European Section (language of instruction is English)
(60% of full teaching load)
Maternity cover: Start date: November 2018 until April 2019

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. GESS provides international education to more than 1,600 students of more than 50 nationalities from Pre-School to Grade 12. Since its foundation in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections: as an authorised IB World School our European Section offers tuition in English for students from three years old to high school across all three IB programmes, the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. GESS is a private school association led by an elected committee and the school management. Currently, more than 400 full and part-time staff are employed at the school.  In August 2018, GESS moved to a new site in central Singapore to a purpose built, brand new school campus.

  • Teach MYP Individuals & Societies (History/Geography) (11 – 16 year olds)
  • Manage classroom behaviour to optimize student learning
  • Facilitate learning amongst a wide range of learners using an inquiry-based approach
  • Assess, record and report on student learning and progress through regular assessments
  • Complete homeroom teacher duties
  • Contribute to the development of the academic and pastoral curricula
  • Attend meetings, complete supervision duties, participate in professional development
  • Contribute to student life at GESS and be an active member of the school community
  • Tertiary educational background in the discipline of History/Geography/Social Sciences
  • Recognised teaching qualification (minimum B.Ed or PGCE equivalent)
  • At least 2 years of experience of secondary school classroom teaching
  • Knowledge, understanding and teaching experience of the IB’s Middle Years Programme highly desirable
  • Articulate and effective written and oral communication in English
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience of working in an international school setting advantageous
  • Willingness to adapt to and embrace a new school environment
We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application, your complete resume, salary expectations and a recent photo.
Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position.

As in any professional international school, GESS has a Child Protection Policy. Our recruitment process reflects this policy in that we ask for a police clearance check and further background checks for shortlisted candidates.

Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the application deadline.


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