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Now accepting applications for a Middle School Superhero French Educator for 2019-20 and beyond. Interviews will take place in April and May.

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.

If you are looking for a career in middle school education, have 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, we’d love to hear from you!

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MEET THE TEAM

APPLY NOW: Middle School Teacher for 2019-20 & Beyond "RECHERCHÉ: Prof Super-héros

Island Pacific School is looking for a creative, committed, and cool middle school teacher for the 2019-20 academic year and beyond. A teacher who:

  • understands and embraces the peculiarities and joys of working with middle school students
  • is passionate about teaching grade 6-9 French
  • able to teach at least one other subject
  • knows their way around educational technology
  • loves hiking, rock-climbing, and kayaking with kids
  • knows what “Ultimate” is
  • would love to take grade 9 students to Quebec City
  • has a good sense of humour and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • can leap over tall buildings in a single bound (OK, maybe just over a cardboard box)

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, BC 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 64-72, 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 are fluent in French, have 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.

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 Language and Acquisition 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. We expect to conduct interviews in late April early May.

Hours: Full-Time September-June (excluding school holidays)
Salary: Dependent upon experience and qualifications
Start Date: Available mid-August, 2019
Reports To: Scott Herrington, Head of School

Teaching Qualifications
 

Our middle school superheroes at IPS are passionated, kind, confident and cool! All IPS teachers need a valid BC teaching certificate. We are an IB MYP Global School, so an understanding of the IB programme is helpful.

Working at IPS

With small classes of 12-18 and a total school population of 66-72, our teachers enjoy getting to know our students and discovering how best to motivate and inspire them. We work with a close-knit team of IB teachers in a highly collaborative environment and many of our teachers expand their practice beyond the school’s walls by taking advantage of nearby forest trails, professional community members and local organizations.

Apply as a Teacher on Call
 

 

We are looking for qualified teachers on call. Please apply to work@go.islandpacific.org

Attention: Scott Herrington