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Reception Teacher

Employer
Zebedee International Preschool and Nursery
Location
The preschool is located in a leafy district in the East New Territories of Hong Kong
Salary
Accommodation provided bedroom / ensuite,TV, fridge, kettle,shared kitchen. Income Tax Settlement.
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Function
Teaching
Sector
Charity, Nursery, Pre-School

Job Details

Zebedee International Preschool and Nursery is a non profit school that was established by the present principal, Sarah Neale in 2008. The school staff pride themselves on providing quality international childcare and early years education with an excellent English language immersion approach where children acquire English language fluency over the 3-4 years spent in this school. Children who have diverse needs are well supported by a Government organisation that provides an in-school SEN, OT and Speech therapy sessions when required as well as offering extra support at their external centre.

Our work environment includes:

  • International workforce
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Safe work environment

Absolute requirements

A fully qualified and experienced Early Years Teacher holding an Early Childhood Degree or above is required to join the team in August 2024. Proficient English language is key as it is the teaching medium and all teachers the employees speak a native standard of English.

Ideal professional traits

A proactive educator having experience with the needs of ESL children within the EYFS framework. There will be evidence of sound knowledge of inquiry based learning, pedagogical style of lesson planning, writing evaluations, computer and ICT operations. The teacher will have strong self organization skills and excellent classroom management skills and be a keen team player.
A pleasant and cheerful personality is what we are looking for as well as someone who can develop an excellent rapport with families of children in the school.

The work involved

The reception class teacher will assist in implementing the school curriculum around the EYFS framework to an international cohort of children through an inquiry based learning approach. Preparation of daily lesson plans as well as making short, medium and long term plans. A proactive approach is required in developing the ‘whole child’ through accurate and effective assessments as children develop and move toward achieving the early learning goals set out in the EYFS framework. A good working knowledge of phonics is also essential. Children in this class will be 4 years old by December this year and some will leave in 2025 to go to international primary schools.

A positive active participation in school events such as open days, the PTA committee, parents consultations and school interviews is expected. The healthy development of home-school cooperation, via the home-school platform and including organizing activities for class parents / helpers. Recording of class / school events through various media, video, photo for web upload or children’s portfolios. Preparation of two-three termly reports based on the EYFS framework to be discussed at parent consultations.

What is in it for you?

A fantastic opportunity awaits you in Hong Kong. It is an experience not to be missed. Your employment visa will be sponsored by the school and processed before your arrival, the position comes with a very attractive salary package as there are a string of additional benefits including: free accommodation, income tax settlement. The working environment at the school is a wonderfully happy one, comprising of a great team of people. Teaching positions do not come up every year, but this year our reception teacher is going to retire. Don't miss this chance to apply.

Personal Footnote: Hong Kong is a truly dynamic city which has a lot to offer from social hangouts, a beautiful harbour, hiking activities and water sports. It's a safe place and you can enjoy a very mild wintertime and shopping at night in clean airconditioned shopping centres or the non- airconditioned outdoor markets. Simply said - There is something for everyone.

Our school website: http://www.zebedee.edu.hk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zebedeeinternationalpreschoolandnursery

Company

Zebedee International Preschool and Nursery was established in 2008 in a leafy suburb of Tai Po, Hong Kong. We follow the EYFS curriculum and thats why our teachers are recruited predominantly from Britain and mostly holders of a degree in Early Childhood Studies or Level 4 or 5 Early Years Training. 

As an international school in Hong Kong all we provide places to an international cohort of children, some of which are native English speakers and others being second English language speakers. We focus on offering a friendly atmosphere and excellent support to parents and children of the school. Communication is key and every effort is made by the teachers and staff to parents and children that ensures transparency and clear understanding amongst all its stakeholders.  

We offer extra family services such as parents workshops, playgroup for children aged 18months+  and Extra-English classes for those children who need a little extra help with acquiring English language skills or new arrivals etc. from Monday to Saturday. 

Our operating hours for the nursery and preschool are Monday to Friday mornings from 9am until 12 noon and afternoons from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. We do not offer a full day session at this moment.

Children can attend the nursery class from age 2 years and the preschool from 3 years to 5 or 6 years depending on if they are going to attend international or local primary schools. There is an ongoing application and enrolment process to cater to international families and we offer flexible entry points at any period between age two and age five years.

All our teachers are fully qualified native English speakers and these are supported by qualified local teaching assistants.

Company info
Website
Telephone
852 2650-3339
Location
G/F Yat Wing House
Yat Nga Court
Tai Po
New Territories
HKSAR
HK

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