Full Time | Suzhou, China | Secondary Divison
Start Date: August 2024
Our school is an educational institution located in Jiaxing, near Shanghai, established in April 2016 with substantial support from the Suzhou Industrial Park government. It offers continuous education from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and is the first school purpose-built to serve the children of overseas Chinese returnees. Our school expanded its facilities significantly, covering a 66-acre site with 50,000 square meters of construction space to accommodate up to 2,300 students. The school follows a bilingual education approach in small classes with no more than 24 students per class.
Our school offers excellent facilities and an internationalized curriculum to meet the needs of its diverse student population. The school combines elements of the Chinese National Curriculum with an inquiry-based teaching model, earning acclaim for its teaching quality and achievements. Our school became authorized as an IB DP (Diploma Programme) school in May 2018, followed by authorization as an IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) school in August 2020 and as an IB MYP (Middle Years Programme) school in June 2022. The school is recognized for its academic excellence and has been listed among the top international schools in China.
As of August 2022, our school had over 2,000 students and approximately 300 full-time teachers, with over one-third coming from 19 different countries and regions. The school emphasizes its mission to nurture proactive and well-rounded lifelong learners and has seen its graduates receive offers from prestigious universities worldwide.
Our school aligns with SIP's (Suzhou Industrial Park) strategic development plans, with over 50% of its student body coming from families with a returnee background. The school's motto is "Chinese Origins, Global Originality," reflecting its commitment to developing students' potential in creativity, innovation, and global collaboration.
Our school team is composed of educators and administrative professionals with diverse backgrounds in Chinese and Western education, bilingual instruction, and holistic education. They are curriculum pioneers and teachers who bring a wide range of experiences and expertise to the classroom.
Suzhou combines its rich 2,500-year history with aspirations of becoming one of China's most modern cities. Renowned for its cultural heritage, Suzhou boasts UNESCO World Heritage gardens and globally famous canals. Beyond its exquisite classical gardens, Suzhou offers a wealth of educational resources, sports facilities, and a diverse array of shopping centers, cinemas, restaurants, and bars.
Curriculum:IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, Inquiry Based Learning, Reggio Emilia
School Type:K-12 Day, Other: 6-12 Boarding
Students Enrollment: Approx. 2020 in total
• Prepare an Academic year plan or subject teaching handbook with a syllabus orientation teaching progress and assessment strategies.
• Planning appropriate written curriculum documents as per program needs of IBDP, A Level, or IGCSE, e.g, lesson plans or teaching PPTs
• Checking attendance every period and care for the safety and well-being of all students
• Delivering high-quality Teaching and Learning experiences in ENGLISH as a primary language of instruction. (Where appropriate, teachers may support with bi-lingual access to curriculum)
• To create relevant and authentic formative and summative assessment tasks
• To coordinate with parents about student progress
• To contribute to the wider school community by helping showcase of student learning and actively participating in exhibitions, field trips, competitions, judging, house events, and so on.
• To prepare and administer all forms of internal and external examinations: Mid-term, End of Semester, Mock, and global exams.
• The amount of homework for each exam subject is about 3 hours of homework per week.
• Teachers are expected to support student success through participation in evening study one evening each week, for no less than 120 minutes (2 hours, equivalent to 2 day-time teaching periods)
• Evening study may include HW support, additional direct instruction (may not be used as curriculum Time), supporting academic competitions or other activities as approved by the programme coordinator.
• To participate in school-based workshops as well as IB&CAIE external workshops/conferences
• Contract Period: 2 years
• Student Contact days: 185
• Approximate Dates for the School Year: Aug 1-July 31
• Salary Range: RMB 24K-36K/month before tax
• Benefit: Health Insurance, Housing Insurance, Moving Allowance, Flights, Tuition for children, Lunch is provided