Teach all subjects: Devotions and Character Development, English, Maths, Science, Story/Song time, Physical Education, Art.
Plan and participate in field trips, performances, Holy Day celebrations, and class observations during the school year.
Cultivate close relationships with parents in both school and community events and activities.
Kindergarten is a close-knit department, where the teachers assist each other. We use an award-winning curriculum which we developed in-house that combines academic learning with spiritual values. Teachers who thrive are those who can execute this curriculum, radiate joy and positivity, and serve as a good example character-wise. We offer three years of instruction, from K1 to K3. K1 consists of three classes with a maximum of 16 students in each class. K2 and K3 consists of two classes with a maximum of 24-25 students in each class. There are assistants for the K1 and K2 classes.
Working Hours & Schedule
Teachers have 36 working hours per week, which is comprised of up to twenty 45-minute teaching periods, various responsibilities, and some planning time.
There are about 30 days of Macau and school holidays throughout the year which includes both Winter and Chinese Spring Festival breaks, plus about 60 days of summer holidays. Monthly working Saturdays—which often foster community engagement and extension activities—allow us to lengthen our holidays while still meeting contact day requirements.
Compensation & Benefits
The annual base salary, including housing allowance, is approximately US$44,000, after-tax. This does not include the annual travel allowance, new year’s bonus, pension contributions, and a yearly re-enlistment bonus which is equivalent to one month’s salary. Furthermore, the government of Macau generously provides a teacher’s professional development subsidy of at least US$600 per month. Taken together, the after-tax total compensation that teachers receive is roughly US$62,000.
Benefits include local healthcare coverage, half tuition for up to two dependents to enroll in the school, assistance in finding an apartment including a one-week hotel stay, and an interest-free salary advance to assist with upfront housing costs if needed.
A Bachelors or Masters degree in Early Childhood Education OR any Bachelor degree plus a post-graduate certification in Early Childhood Education
Fluency in English, which is the medium of instruction.
About School of the Nations, Macau
** ABOUT SCHOOL OF THE NATIONS **
>> The School of the Nations, an internationally-oriented day school in Macau, China SAR, was founded 30 years ago to serve the local and expatriate communities. At present, over 650 students from age 3 to 18 are instructed by a professional and diverse teaching staff.
>> Our school is dedicated to nurturing the physical, intellectual and spiritual development of children and youth, and developing their capabilities to contribute to the well-being of their families and communities. We are constantly innovating in order to achieve this. Over the years we have been honored to be recognized with local and international awards for our programs, including the holistic Hidden Gems curriculum we developed internally, and has since been adopted by kindergartens in countries abroad. Yet we consider the qualities and attitudes we see in our students as the surest evidence of success.
** WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? **
>> It is not uncommon for parents to say they chose our school because of our “framework” yet struggle to explain exactly this means to them. In brief, School of the Nations is a Bahá’í school, which means it aims to operate... in ways that reflect the high ideals contained in the Bahá’í teachings and the latest advances in science and education.
>> This Bahá’í-inspired framework underscores that we are all created noble and part of one human family, that scientific and religious knowledge is progressively refined and clarified, reality encompasses both material and spiritual dimensions, and that we can only truly fulfill our purpose of developing our full potential in the context of selfless service to others. In action, this finds expression as individuals strive to be increasingly selfless in approach, open in seeking truth, collaborative in style, honest and kind in speech, trustworthy in action, humble in manner, and optimistic in disposition.
>> To inspire students of Macau and this region to strive for and achieve excellence in their academic, personal and character development, so that they vigorously participate in the welfare of their community and the world society, has been, is and will continue to be our vision. Our school readily acknowledges that it still has considerable distance to traverse. We warmly invite you to become a member of our family, the School of the Nations and welcome you to apply to join us on this thrilling journey.