Join Our Team

The learning community at Island Pacific School is actively committed to ensuring all individuals are valued, safe, and have a sense of belonging.

We create this atmosphere by adhering to our established Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Standards wherein our staff, students and families are treated equitably based on their individual need, background and history. Our EDI Standards are expressed through the following actions:

We are creating a culture of belonging at IPS by ensuring that the members of our community have regular opportunities to be and feel heard. We have active strategies in place to ensure that our community members remain confident to contribute their ideas and perspectives, received and explored through a positive feedback framework. Establishing this framework sets a clear intention that these new and emerging perspectives will drive positive change;

We work hard to foster, embrace, and place significant value and attention to our culture of belonging because we understand that to honour the individual we must succeed in creating an environment where everyone feels as though they truly belong. We challenge ourselves to appreciate and find strength in differences so that we are ready to distribute resources and support based on those needs;

We challenge our individual bias and in this way are able to focus on the principles of respect in the name of equity;The celebration of diversity at IPS is represented in the unique dimensions, qualities, experiences, and characteristics we individually possess. In this environment, we regularly meet to examine IPS principles of inclusivity to meet a high standard where safe culture and environment is the standard.

Head of School Position

 

Teachers on call —

Island Pacific School (IPS) focuses exclusively on meeting the educational needs of adolescents in Grades 6-9. Our IB Middle Years Programme, outdoor challenges and community service experiences set students up for the rest of their lives. Housed in a purpose-built, student-friendly facility, IPS is located in the safe community of Bowen Island and offers an enriched curriculum that includes philosophy, reasoning and ethics classes, monthly community service activities and multi-day outdoor expeditions.

With small classes of 15-18 and a total school population of 60-72, you’ll enjoy getting to know both your students and discovering how best to motivate and inspire them. Working with a close-knit team of IB teachers in a highly collaborative environment, you’ll have ample opportunity to expand your teaching practice beyond the school’s walls by taking advantage of nearby forest trails, professional community members and local organizations.

You hold a valid BC Teaching Certificate and are prepared to contribute to the total culture of the school by participating in outdoor expeditions, serving as a homeroom teacher, coaching Ultimate, and becoming a Masterworks advisor. Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Education Degree (or higher). Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. We’d love to hear from you!

Pay Rate:

Full day: 8:30 -3:30 – 7 hours and includes paid lunch – $275.00
Partial Day: $ 40.00/hour

Although the commute from West Vancouver by ferry is only 20 minutes, this role is ideally suited to someone who lives on, or would be willing to relocate to Bowen Island. Experience IB MYP training would be considered an asset but is not essential.
Intrigued?

How to Apply
Applicants should apply now to work@go.islandpacific.org with a resume of no more than two pages and a cover letter that summarizes their experience and explains why they think they would be a good fit at the school. Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Education Degree (or higher) and a valid BC Teacher Certificate. Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Contact: Scott Herrington, Head of School.

 

Head of School Position

See search letter and head of school job description here.

Apply as a Teacher or Teacher on Call
We are looking for qualified teachers and teachers on call. Please apply to work@go.islandpacific.org

Attention: Scott Herrington

Teaching Qualifications
Our middle school superheroes at IPS are passionated, kind, confident and cool! We are an IB MYP Global School, so an understanding of the IB programme is helpful.

You hold a valid BC Teaching Certificate and are prepared to contribute to the total culture of the school by participating in outdoor expeditions, serving as a homeroom teacher, coaching Ultimate, and becoming a Masterworks advisor. Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Education Degree (or higher). Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Working at IPS

With small classes of 15-18 and a total school population of 60-72, you’ll enjoy getting to know both your students and discovering how best to motivate and inspire them. Working with a close-knit team of IB teachers in a highly collaborative environment, you’ll have ample opportunity to expand your teaching practice beyond the school’s walls by taking advantage of nearby forest trails, professional community members and local organizations.