Primary Music Teacher - Dongguan, China - August 2019

Country:
China
Region:
School - Far East / East Asia
Curriculum:
Other
Level:
Primary-Lower (5-7), Primary-Upper (8-11)
Start Date:
01 August 2019
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
This is a brand new K-12 International School opening in August 2019 in the city of Dongguan in Southern China, close to Hong Kong. The school is part of a well-known and well-established and respected global schools group, so although this is a new school, they are well supported. They will open with around 200 Year 1-Year 9 students, and in 2020 they will expand to include the high school years through Year 13 and open up boarding facilities too. The schools capacity is expected to be over 800 children.

They seek a Primary Music to join them in August 2019. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience and be a native English speaker. The school is working towards the International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum and is currently a candidate school. Applicants should either already be certified with the IB program, or be willing to learn. Having familiarity with inquiry based learning is a must. They are looking for highly motivated teachers who are team players and who have a sense of humour, and ambition. Some responsibilities involved in these positions include but are not limited to daily instruction and planning, working cooperatively with team, parental communication, and general advancement of the schools mission and vision.

Salary is highly competitive and will be based on years experience and educational level. It includes a 2,000RMB housing allowance and the benefits include comprehensive medical insurance and flights at the beginning and end of the 2 year initial contract.

The school is located in the city of Dongguan which is a great place to live. It has lots of restaurants, bars, sporting clubs and a large expat community. The cost of living there is also quite low and so the potential to save and travel is good. Dongguan is located a short drive away from four international airports, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Please call Edvectus today for more on this opportunity.
Student Make Up:
Chinese and foreign students
Regional Info:
Dongguan ( with a population of about 8 million) is situated between Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the ‘capitalist’ province of Guangdong, where moves by the Chinese government have attracted high levels of investment and businesses. Dongguan is well known for leather products, furniture manufacturing and information technology/electronics. Dongguan’s proximity to Hong Kong and Guangzhou international airports makes it an ideal centre for travel to South-east Asia, the Philippines, Korea, Japan and to other places in China. Dongguan has a large ex-pat population, and the local shops, restaurants and markets reflect this. Big foreign entities such as Wal-mart, Carrefour, Spar, McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks are represented, along with well-known clothing brands such as Zara and H&M. There are at least four supermarkets close to the school, and the area has a huge number of restaurants to cater for all tastes and ethnicities. Dongguan has a large ex-pat population, and the local shops, restaurants and markets reflect this. Big foreign entities such as Wal-mart, Carrefour, McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks are represented, along with well-known clothing brands. There are at least four supermarkets near the school, and the area has a huge number of restaurants of all ethnicities. The city has regular public transport and many taxis. Moving around the local area is considered to be quite safe if you take the usual precautions. The ex-pat group has established very effective support networks, and help is always at hand. Dongguan is a relatively new city with well planned parks and gardens with walking and bike tracks. Dongguan has a short, cool winter, and is warm to very hot in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Temperatures can reach 40°C in July-August with very high humidity. There are two main languages spoken in Guangdong: Cantonese, spoken by mainly locals, and Mandarin, the official language of China. There are many ‘new generation’ Chinese who can speak English, but it is not commonly spoken in shops and restaurants.
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 16-25%
Housing:
Included in Salary
Benefits:
Flights - allowance, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Tuition discount for dependants
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - warmer, Dependent children - Not very suitable, Holiday destination - not typical, Westernised - highly, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
2.0
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
N
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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