Canadian International School

Canadian International School

CIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all who work and learn with us. All applicants must be willing to undergo rigorous child protection screening, including checks with past employers listed and not listed on your resume. CIS offers students an opportunity to develop through a diverse and challenging curriculum and a wide range of activities. Students are given ownership of the learning process and are encouraged to actively participate in their own education by setting personal goals and practicing on-going self-evaluation. Our inquiry- based programmes and activities encourage students to discover their interests and strengths. All of this is done in a safe, caring and supportive school environment that fosters positive attitudes and allows students to challenge themselves and be risk-takers, without the fear of being judged.

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7 Jurong West St 41
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Visa Requirements
Minimum Qualification Level
All teachers are degree holders with ~ 60% of current staff have 2 or 3 degrees and a number have doctorate degrees. All academic degrees must be provided and verified ( degree + transcripts + verification letter). An employment pass is only provided for full time academic staff .
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
Contract days : 200 / year
Teaching days :180 / Year
Starting Salary Range
Salary will be discussed once a potential staff has been interviewed and a Letter of Offer has been given.
Taxes - Employee benefits such as a housing & flight allowance and children's tuition are a taxable benefit for the employee under Singapore law, and it is the responsibility of the employee to pay the appropriate amount of taxes as directed within the individual's tax bracket.
Please refer to the site for more information about taxes:
Savings Potential
Teachers can live in a nice condo and enjoy a comfortable life style and travel extensively as well as save up to 10% or 15% annually (depending on the condo you choose and how much spent on holiday travel).
Housing allowance will be discussed once a potential staff has been interviewed and a Letter of Offer has been given.
• Flight to Singapore at the beginning of contract and flight home at the end of contract
• Provide the Teacher’s return airfare assistance between Singapore and the appropriate zone area yearly
• 50% of airfare assistance for spouse and children (Dependant Pass holders)
Employee's responsibility
Employee's responsibility
Moving Allowance
Moving in allowance will be discussed once a potential staff has been interviewed and a Letter of Offer has been given.
Dependent Opportunities
Full tuition support for enrolment at CIS for children of teachers. (Taxable benefit)
Staff children still need to be processed through the regular admissions procedure. If there is a history of learning support, the employee needs to inform the Head of School before accepting the offer.
Teachers wanting to enrol their children into CIS will be asked to provide contractual information for your spouse’s tuition fee benefits
• Hospitalization and surgery coverage
• Outpatients limit of S$1000 per school year / employee and per dependent (IHP’s panel of doctors and specialists)
• Dental + Optical combined limit of S$600 per school year (reimbursement @75% per receipt)
• Maternity benefits up to S$2,800 per child - for first & second child only (reimbursement @80% per receipt)
• 14 days sick leave, 60 days hospitalization leave (inclusive of 14 sick leave days), 2 days personal leave (refer to contract for other leaves)
Medical coverage for spouse and children (Dependant Pass holders)
• Dental + Optical combined limit of S$600 per school year / employee and per dependent (reimbursement @75% per receipt)
Employee's responsibility

Foundation Program

The CIS Foundation programme is designed for children entering grades 5-8 who are beginners in English. The programme is broken down into a primary foundation programme for students in grades 5-6 and a secondary foundation programme for students in grades 7-8. The aim of the rigorous one-year foundation programme is to swiftly equip each student with the necessary English skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) so that by the end of the year, they can fully participate in all learning activities with their peers and successfully meet the expectations of CIS's IB curriculum.
Starting: 19 Jul 2021
Apply By: 26 Mar 2021
Closes In: 19 days

Chinese Literacy Coordinator

The Canadian International School of Singapore seeks a
Chinese Literacy Coordinator
For the 2021-2022 school year
Deadline for application: Friday, 19, March 2021
Job starting Date: 21 July 2021

Who Are We?
The Canadian International School of Singapore delivers extraordinary learning to globally connected learners. We offer a nurturing environment, an international curriculum and a culturally diverse community that encourages exceptional achievement. Together we’re taking action to make the world a better place.

Who Are We Looking For?
You are an inspirational educator, self-directed with deep knowledge of PYP, MYP and DP , who can coach others to grow professionally. You are responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the literacy programme with a focus on improving student achievement. The Chinese Literacy Coordinator is a member of the Pedagogical Leadership Team. The Literacy Coordinator supports teachers in developing best practices around literacy-based learning strategies. Your jobs include:

● Lead Secondary Chinese Team (Language A and Language B)
● Continue to develop secondary curriculum and assessment
● Chinese Digital Literacy Coordination
● Collect and analyze data (YCT, AAPPL, language profiles, report card, etc.) to assist teachers in differentiating instruction, related to literacy skills
● Support PYPCs in the development of a targeted action plan to develop literacy from PYP to MYP and DP
● Model lessons and engage in active reflection

About Our School
The Canadian International School of Singapore (CIS) was founded in 1989. It is a continuum IB school serving a student population of approximately 3,200 students of over 80 nationalities from Nursery (age 2) to Grade 12 across two campuses.

We are two campuses but very much one school. Our Lakeside campus serves a student population of approximately 2,500 students K-12 and our Tanjong Katong campus serves 730 students K–6.

Qualifications and Experience
o A Master’s degree in linguistics or education, with strong native Chinese and near-native English proficiency and literacy skills
o A minimum of 15 years of outstanding PYP, MYP and DP teaching experience
o A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated school/program leadership experience
o Exceptional program organizational abilities
o Superior conflict resolution strategies and great communication skills in both languages
o Competence in working with culturally diverse staff and communities

Additional Requirements
o An effective communicator with the capacity to listen, empathize and connect, as well as teach, present and motivate
o A self-directed leader with a deep knowledge of best practices as it relates to Chinese Language and bilingual learning
o A facilitator building strong and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and the community
o A culture builder capable of communicating and modelling a strong and viable vision
o An activator with motivation, energy, and enthusiasm to spare
o A producer who is results-oriented with a strong sense of accountability in building intellectual development and academic achievement
o A character builder who models values, words and deeds that are marked by trustworthiness, respect and integrity
o An active contributor whose priority is making contributions to the success of others

How to Apply
Interested candidates are requested to send the information listed below as a single pdf file attachment to:

Huali Xiong Dr. Heather Beck
K-12 Principal - Chinese Language and Culture Deputy Head of School
Canadian International School Canadian International School
Email: Email:

The application package must include:
● A one-page letter of application explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in applying for this position
● A current resume not exceeding two pages and including a recent picture
● A one-page list of references with the business, home phone numbers and email addresses of three school administrators with whom you have worked

Additional information about our school can be found on the school’s website at

CIS reserves the right to appoint a candidate before the application deadline should this prove desirable. For this reason, it is vital that interested applicants submit an expression of interest for this position at the earliest possible opportunity.

Safeguarding Statement
The Canadian International School of Singapore is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all who work and learn with us. All applicants to the school must be willing to undergo rigorous child protection screening, including checks with past employers and disclosure and barring service checks.

We reserve the right to contact past employers not listed in the candidate’s application.
Starting: 19 Jul 2021
Apply By: 19 Mar 2021
Closes In: 12 days

MYP Spanish

We have an opening for an experienced MYP Spanish teacher.
Starting: 18 Apr 2021
Apply By: 18 Mar 2021
Closes In: 11 days

PYP Physical Education Teacher (TK Campus)

Teacher Job Description
The Canadian International School in Singapore is recruiting for a PYP PE Teacher to begin in July 2021. The successful candidate will be a qualified teacher with international school and PYP music teaching experience.

Reports To: Principal, Vice Principal

Main Working Relationships: Grade Level Team, Subject Lead
CIS staff work together as a team in a spirit of inquiry. The division, grade, subject, or project group team structure is a key feature of the organization of the school. As members of various teams, teachers work to support other members through professional exchange, collaborative and informed decision making, and high-quality planning and teaching. This team effort binds the community, builds programme continuity, and ensures equitable access to learning opportunities for our students.

Main Responsibility:
To improve the quality of learning outcomes for students by providing teaching and learning ‘best practices’ within the framework of the school’s Mission, Vision, Core Values, Learning Principles and Learner Sphere, Culture, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes.

Required Qualifications:
A relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
A teaching certificate/credential
Successful teaching experience
Excellent organizational skills
Positive communication skills
Capacity to work collaboratively as a member of a team
Preferred Qualification:
Training and experience in the International Baccalaureate PYP
Curriculum and Instructional Responsibilities:
Review the relevant CIS Curriculum documents throughout the year.
Collaboratively develop and implement unit and long-range plans with team members.
Develop and implement short-range plans that reflect students’ knowledge and identify learning outcomes, as mandated by the CIS Curriculum.
Review, edit, and maintain long-range and unit plans in Atlas Rubicon.
Maintain daily/weekly lesson plans in a readily accessible format.
Create a well-organized environment that is conducive to learning where students’ behaviour and classroom procedures are managed effectively.

Professional Responsibilities:
Ensure the safety and well-being of all students in accordance with CIS administrative policies and divisional procedures.
Know, understand, and support the school’s Mission, Vision, Core Values, Learning Principles, and Learner Sphere.
Participate in the Teacher Performance Appraisal (DAP) process:
Meet the expectations as outlined in the CIS Teacher Job Description, the CIS Teacher Standards, and the CIS IB Programme Expectations for Teachers.
Solicit feedback from parents or students via survey.
Develop and implement an Individual Work Plan (IWP) that supports the Division Work Plan (developed from the school’s Strategic Plan).
Reflect individually and collaboratively (DAP/IWP Meetings with Principal) on the aforementioned components.
Provide feedback on the DAP process to school administrators.
Be actively involved in special events (Carnival, Talent Shows, Exhibition, etc.), and provide coaching as required and based on skillset
Contribute to community building (IWP)
Complete the classroom inventory record.
Be dependable (be where you are expected to be, complete tasks on time; punctual (arrive at school, meetings, etc. on time); and prepared for class (all materials set up and ready for student arrival; plans readily accessible).
Starting: 26 Jul 2021
Apply By: 12 Mar 2021
Closes In: 5 days