The Dutch Stream at St. Andrews International School in Rayong (Thailand) is looking for a Dutch Teacher, starting in August 2024.
St. Andrews International School, Green Valley is an outstanding international school for 2 – 18 year old children on the outskirts of Pattaya and Rayong. We focus on developing independent, confident, lifelong learners in an environment that develops and challenges students inside and outside of the classroom.
Nestled in the spacious and beautiful surroundings of Green Valley, our unique and tropical campus is home to a community of around 400 students from 35 nationalities. all of whom enjoy the close, individual attention offered by a small school, together with the academic and cultural opportunities and outstanding facilities of a far larger one.
We provide a stimulating, child-centered learning environment for our students, offering the best of international learning by integrating the British curriculum with the inquiry based International Baccalaureate Programme (IB PYP and IB Diploma). Green Valley is the first and only Gold-level school (outstanding in all areas) on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, awarded by independent inspectors.
St. Andrews International School Green Valley benefits from being part of a group of St Andrews Schools in Thailand including Sathorn, Sukhumvit 107 and Dusit in Bangkok. The school is also proud to be part of the global Cognita family of schools, a school network of around 100+ schools in eight countries for 80,000 students. Cognita is an extraordinary group of diverse yet connected schools joining forces in an inspiring world of education with one common purpose: building self-belief and empowering individuals to succeed.
The school’s motto is “Be Adventurous. Be Brilliant. Be Happy.”
More info about our school: https://www.standrewsgreenvalley.com
We are looking for a passionate, open minded and inspiring teacher, who has similar educational beliefs of the school. The school is a forward thinking and creative place to work, it isn’t text book driven in a traditional manner. The teacher should be willing to reflect on her/his teaching to ensure it best meets the needs of the students and the flavour of the school.
We are looking for a Primary teacher, preferably with PYP experience, who is willing to teach small groups and one-on-one lessons to first and second language learners (Dutch). Flexibility is needed in the ages taught, between the two teachers we need to be able to cover the full range of the Primary and Secondary curriculum. Experience in an International school setting is preferably but not essential.
You will need to be fully qualified to teach in your home country in order for us to be able to obtain a teaching license and work permit for you in Thailand. Ability and interest to teach outside of the Dutch stream could also be an asset.
The Dutch Stream at St. Andrews is a fully integrated division of the school. It is not viewed as a separate entity or an add on. Dutch lessons are offered during the normal timetable of lessons to all ages from Nursery (2.5 years) to IBDP level (18 years). These lessons follow the Dutch and Flemish curriculum, with a specific focus on students’ individual needs and Dutch/Belgian culture. Our secondary students are assessed by the appropriate CNaVT and IBDP (Dutch B) examinations. Although student numbers per year group are low (1-5), language proficiency levels in one class may vary from native speakers to students who have just started learning Dutch. This can be challenging at times and requires a specific approach to teaching and learning (differentiation).
The stream is staffed with two teachers, who between them cover the whole age range which currently has 24 students in the stream. The two teachers run the department together and are therefore responsible for the overall organisation and performance of the stream. This includes monitoring and reporting on student progress, the curriculum, standards achieved, budget and resourcing, accreditations and inspections. Our Dutch teachers have the same expectations as any other teacher in the school and are expected to fully involve themselves wherever possible, including extra-curricular activities, field trips etc.
Dutch language proficiency at native speaker level
Dutch language teaching experience, ideally for native and second/third language learners
Experience – a minimum of 3 years working in this/similar position and preferably in an international school
Preferably with PYP knowledge and experience
Qualified to work with/teach students
More info about our Dutch Stream:
The initial, full-time contract will be for two years but we would like to see candidates see this as a medium term commitment (4 years). We offer a competitive salary (including performance bonus), medical insurance and annual home leave flights. Further information can be found in an ‘information for teachers’ document that can be sent upon request. .
Working hours 8.00am to 4.30pm or as required
Occasional weekend or evening work
De werving & selectie voor deze vacature verloopt geheel via de school. NOB is niet betrokken bij de sollicitatieprocedure.
Voor meer informatie kunt u (in het Nederlands) contact opnemen met:
Naam: Kris Van der Mynsbrugge
Sollicitaties (motivatiebrief + CV) in het Engels graag richten aan:
Naam: Charles Grayhurst (Head of School) en Kris Van der Mynsbrugge (Head of Dutch Stream)
E-mailadres: email@example.com en firstname.lastname@example.org
Sluitingsdatum vacature: 9 december 2023