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Primary School Teacher Librarian

Location: Dairy Farm Campus (Singapore)
Functional area: Primary School European Section
Employment type: Full-time
Job type: Contract

Primary school teacher librarian (PYP)
European Section (language of instruction is English)
Full-time - Commencing 1 August 2019

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School. Children aged 18 months onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and inclusion. Currently, more than 1600 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located in a popular residential area at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve and with very good access to the public transport system.

Main Requirements

  • Recognised teaching qualification (minimum B.Ed or PGCE equivalent)
  • At least 3 years of primary school teaching experience
  • Training and experience in the IB’s Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP)
  • Teacher librarian experience and/or qualifications
Main Responsibilities
  • Teach media literacy skills to PYP classes
  • Support research in Units of Inquiry across the primary school, including exhibition
  • Plan collaboratively with PYP teachers, providing resources that support classroom learning
  • Attend meetings, complete supervision duties, participate in professional development
  • Contribute to student life at GESS and be an active member of the school community
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as allocated by Head of European Section
Teacher Qualities
  • Professional Knowledge: The applicant has a deep understanding of the curriculum, subject content, and the developmental needs of students and can effectively provide relevant learning experiences.
  • Instructional Planning: The applicant can plan using some aspects of student data to inform learning outcomes, emphasizes linking concepts and building upon skills, and focuses on identifying relationships between objectives.
  • Instructional Delivery: The applicant can use a variety of research based instructional strategies relevant to the content area to engage students in active learning, to promote key skills, and to meet individual learning needs.
  • Assessment for Learning: The applicant can effectively use differentiated assessment tools and strategies and understands how to make accommodations for individual students’ needs.
  • Learning Environment: The applicant has a clear understanding of the importance of establishing routines and procedures and of providing, safe, supportive, student-centered environment. He/she involves families and other educators when needed.
  • Professionalism: The applicant is committed to professional ethics, international-mindedness, and the school’s mission; collaborates and communicates appropriately; and takes responsibility for professional growth that results in the enhancement of student learning.
  • Student Progress: The work of the applicant will result in acceptable, measurable, and appropriate student progress.

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. Submit your application by Wednesday 31 December 2018.

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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