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Kowloon Junior School (KJS) is one of the primary schools under the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong, and is a very large, well-established five form entry school catering for 900 students from Year 1 to Year 6.  It is an IB World School, and teaching and learning at KJS is rich in inquiry and underpinned by a rigorous approach to pedagogy and practice.

At KJS, our staff work in close partnership to realise our School Vision of “Success for Every Child”. Our aim is to help students develop the confidence, self-esteem and motivation necessary to “become lifelong learners who are empowered to take action to make a positive difference in the world”. We are committed to achieving our vision by:

  • Being internationally minded.
  • Our commitment to developing a community of learners.
  • Developing independence and collaboration in pursuit of excellence.
  • Valuing mistakes as learning opportunities and recognising endeavor.
  • Treating others as we would like to be treated.
  • Recognizing, respecting and actively seeking the ideas and opinions of others.
  • Encouraging creativity and innovation.
  • Having high expectations of ourselves and others.
  • Promoting physical, social and emotional well-being across the community.
  • Demonstrating our values through responsible action.

Our school accommodates up to 30 classes, 5 classes at each year level and the maximum class size is 30 pupils. To assist each child to develop to their full potential in all areas, a balanced programme of academic, social, physical and cultural activities is offered at KJS.

All of the classrooms have interactive whiteboards, full wireless connectivity, and access to a bank of laptop computers and mobile devices.

The current staff are outstanding educators. Whilst they originally hail from UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or American, many have been in Hong Kong for many years.

Hong Kong culture values education and at KJS, parents are very supportive. The students are wonderful and the staff are amazing. It is a wonderful place to teach.

2018-2019 KJS Staff Photo

2019-2020 KJS Staff Photo

ESF is an equal opportunity employer.  To know more about working with ESF, please click here.

Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Non Teaching Staff

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Teaching Staff

Educational Assistant

Non Teaching Staff

Lead Learner

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplar classroom teacher to join us as one of our Lead Learners. The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2021, renewable by mutual consent.

Lead Learners at KJS are an integral part of the school’s leadership team and receive an additional teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) allowance. They work closely with senior leaders to set strategic direction and help realise its vision of “Success for Every Child”. In addition to their own class teaching obligations, Lead Learners have a responsibility for leading pedagogy across the school. Their main role is to model, encourage and advocate quality learning and teaching to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students.

While our main goal is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”, we expect our teachers to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of programmes which meet students’ individual learning needs and achieve specific student outcomes.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, he/she will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. His/Her warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable him/her to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

For further details of the role, please click here to download the generic job description and refer to the following criteria:

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Exemplary classroom practitioner
  • Experience of working within an inquiry based setting
  • Evidence of leadership and experience of building successful teams
  • Sound knowledge of effective assessment practices
  • Ability to mentor / coach staff
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Committed to supporting children’s individual needs

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in similar role
  • Experience of more than one curriculum model
  • Experience in PYP IB framework
  • International and home teaching experience

Deadline
Friday 23 October 2020

Mainscale Class Teacher
(Several Vacancies)

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Mainscale Class Teacher to join the existing team. The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2021, renewable by mutual consent.

While our main goal is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”, we expect our teachers to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of programmes which meet students’ individual learning needs and achieve specific student outcomes.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, he/she will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills and possess excellent spoken and written English. Understanding and knowledge of the Primary Years Programme would be beneficial.

For further details of the role, please click here to download the generic job description.

Deadline
Friday 23 October 2020

Mainscale Class Teacher (Maternity Leave Cover)
(Several vacancies)

Exciting opportunities have arisen at KJS for enthusiastic and dedicated persons to join our team, possibly from January to April 2021!

While our main goal is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”, we expect our teachers to maximise student learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of programmes which meet students’ individual learning needs and achieve specific student outcomes.

The successful candidate for each role will be an enthusiastic, talented and experienced teacher with the required knowledge, skills and understanding to work closely with an experienced team of educators, dedicated to catering for the needs of all children in their care. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner, he/she will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills and possess excellent spoken and written English*. Understanding and knowledge of the Primary Years Programme would be beneficial.

Please click here to download the generic job description of the posts.
(Notes to interested candidates: Since these vacancies are temporary positions for maternity leave cover, the successful candidates will not receive a two-year finite contract.)

Deadline
Sunday 23 August 2020

Full Time Educational Assistant (Library)

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Full Time Educational Assistant to join our Library team from December 2020 or January 2021.

Whilst previous working experience in a library of a primary school would be an advantage, our main goal at KJS is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”.

The successful candidate will be someone who has a love of books and a positive, ‘can do’ attitude with lots of energy and enthusiasm. You will have excellent organisational skills and relish working as part of a team. Your excellent spoken and written English skills, coupled with your warm personality and strong interpersonal skills, will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community. For details of the role, please click here to download a generic job description of the Educational Assistant role.

The successful candidates must be permanent Hong Kong residents or possess valid visas to work in Hong Kong.

Deadline
Sunday 22 November 2020

Educational Assistant (Learning Enhancement)

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Full Time Educational Assistant to join our team from 16 November 2020.

Our main goal at KJS is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”.

The successful candidate will be someone who has a positive ‘can do’ attitude with lots of energy and enthusiasm to provide quality support across the campus. You will have excellent organisational skills and relish working as part of a team. Your excellent spoken and written English, coupled with your warm personality and strong interpersonal skills, will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community. Previous working experience in Year 1 to Year 6 at a primary school and/or with children who have moderate special educational needs would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will work either in a classroom setting or with students with learning needs (individually or in small groups).

The successful candidates must be permanent Hong Kong residents or possess valid visas to work in Hong Kong.

For details of the role, please click here to download a generic job description.

Deadline
Sunday 27 September 2020

School Nurse (Temporary from January to December 2021)

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated School Nurse to join our team from 4 January 2021.

Our main goal at KJS is to employ staff who are confident and comfortable working with groups of children across the primary phase and passionate about learning to achieve our vision of “Success for Every Child”.

The successful candidate will be a registered nurse who has a positive ‘can do’ attitude and enthusiasm to provide quality support across the campus. Your excellent spoken and written English, coupled with your warm personality and strong interpersonal skills, will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community. Previous working experience in a primary school and ability to communicate in Cantonese would be advantageous.

General Duties:

  • Providing appropriate first aid and nursing care to students and staff at the school
  • Working alongside teaching staff in order to provide appropriate health education to students and their families
  • Collating health and student medical information
  • Arranging and organizing health programmes provided by the HKSAR Government
  • For details of the role, please click here to download a generic job description.

Working Hours:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays to Fridays

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong. In case he/she is registered overseas instead of Hong Kong, the position will be School Health Professional instead.

Deadline
Sunday 11 October 2020