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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 accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is an IB World School. 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

2018-2019 KJS Staff Photo

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

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Expressive Arts Coordinator (Specialism in Music)

KJS is seeking to appoint an Expressive Arts Coordinator. This position will be a full-time two years finite contract with a possible teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR3) starting August 2019, renewable by mutual consent.

The Expressive Arts Coordinator will work to ensure a consistent and cohesive approach to Music, Dance, Drama & Performance across the whole school.

For further details of the role, please refer to the attached job description and the following application criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • hold qualified primary teacher status
  • be student-focused and set high expectations in terms of music and other expressive arts
  • have specialist music qualification
  • ability to play a range of instruments to a high standard
  • ability to build the school image in terms of music and expressive arts with parents and the wider community
  • minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • evidence of outstanding leadership of pedagogy and practice in expressive arts
  • work collaboratively as part of a dynamic and innovative team
  • have the musical expertise and talent to add value to an already highly talented cohort of students
  • use technology to support and enhance learning and teaching
  • have a sound knowledge and understanding of assessment including the ability to analyse data to support student attainment
  • coordinate curriculum documentation in line with PYP standards and practices
  • possess a positive and optimistic outlook and warm personality
  • evidence a clear understanding of the PYP framework and a transdisciplinary approach to learning

Desirable Criteria

  • currently working as a Music Coordinator/ Expressive Arts Coordinator
  • proven track record of developing expressive arts across the primary phase
  • evidence of further professional study
  • experience within an IB PYP curriculum framework
  • experience of teaching across the primary phase
  • teaching experience in both home country and overseas

You 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, you will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. Your warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 10 February 2019

Temporary Main Scale Class Teacher
(from 29 April to 28 June 2019)

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced classroom teacher to work with our Year 1 or Year 2 students from 29 April to 28 June 2019.

The successful candidate will be a talented and accomplished primary 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. They will have an excellent understanding of the Primary Years Programme. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner and excellent team player, the successful candidate will have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills.

Please click here to download the generic job description of the post.

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

Main Scale Class Teacher
(3 vacancies)

KJS is looking for enthusiastic and experienced classroom teachers to start from August 2019. Successful candidates will be working under a two-year finite contract until August 2021, renewable by mutual consent.

Each successful candidate will be a talented and accomplished primary 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. He/She will have an excellent understanding of the Primary Years Programme. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner and excellent team player, each successful candidate will have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills.

Please click here to download the generic job description of the post.

Teacher of Chinese

KJS is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Chinese teacher to start from August 2019. The successful candidate will be working under a two-year finite contract until August 2021, renewable by mutual consent.

The successful candidate will be a talented and accomplished primary 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. He/She will have an excellent understanding of the Primary Years Programme. In addition to being an exemplar practitioner and excellent team player, the successful candidate will have a warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills.

Please click here to download the generic job description of the post.

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 27 January 2019

Lead Learner – Class Based

KJS is seeking to appoint a Lead Learner (Class Based). This position will be a full-time two years finite contract with a teaching and learning responsibility allowance (TLR3) starting August 2019, renewable by mutual consent.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at KJS for an enthusiastic, experienced and exemplar classroom teacher to join us as one of our Lead Learners. In addition to your own class teaching obligations, you will also have responsibility for leading pedagogy across the school.

A Lead Learner’s main role is to model, encourage and advocate quality learning and teaching to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students. The Lead Learner is a middle leadership post attracting an additional teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) allowance.

Lead Learners at KJS are an integral part of the school’s leadership team. You will work closely with senior leaders to set strategic direction and help us realise our vision of “Success for Every Child”.

For further details of the role, please refer to the attached job description and the following application criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified teacher status
  • 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
  • International and home teaching experience

You 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, you will also know how to work effectively as part of a team, be extremely well organised; and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. Your warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

Deadline for Applications
30 November 2018

Educational Assistant – 2 vacancies
(1) Learning Enhancement Team; (2) Classroom

For candidates who applied for an Educational Assistant role at KJS in August and September 2018 , please do not apply again.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at KJS for enthusiastic individuals to fill two Educational Assistant vacancies and to start as soon as possible.

Whilst previous experience of working in a primary school, especially in the area of special educational needs, 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 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.

The successful candidate must be a permanent Hong Kong resident or possess a valid visa to work in Hong Kong.

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

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 21 October 2018

Cleaner 校工 (一年合約)

Main duties:

  • Clean and disinfect the overall campus such as classrooms, corridors, toilets and offices, etc
  • Assisting in moving furniture / equipment
  • Assisting in gardening work

主要職責包括校內清潔工作及一切相關雜務。

Requirement:

  • A team player who is hardworking and responsible
  • Past experience in primary schools is preferable

具相關經驗者,可獲優先考慮。

A permanent position may be given to the successful candidate with satisfactory performance during the year.
表現令人滿意者,可獲長期合約。

Working hours:
8 hours per day (plus 1 hour lunch break); Mondays to Fridays; 15 days of annual leave
每天8小時工作 (另1小時午飯時間);星期一至五;每年15天有薪假期

Deadline for Applications
Sunday 25 November 2018

截止申請日期
2018年11月25日星期日