We have a good opportunity in Macau for 2023.
Secondary Environmental Science Teacher
A teacher who can cultivate a deep understanding of the environment and its connection with human activity, while strengthening the agency of students to make a meaningful contribution.
Middle School and Secondary
Our Middle School comprises students aged 10 to 13, while Secondary consists of students from age 14 to 18. The class size is between 20 and 25. Students’ English fluency includes ESL learners, but by Form 3 most are at or approaching natural-level proficiency. We emphasize vertical and horizontal collaboration between teachers and expect teachers to work diligently for their students’ character development, thinking skills, academic performance, spirit of service, emotional, and physical health.
We see early adolescence—also known as junior youth—as representing a special period of life with unique needs and vast potential. Therefore, programmes at Middle School for this age aim to engage their interests, mould their capacities for service, and involve them in meaningful social interaction with peers and older youth. Students are assisted to gain proficiency in various academic disciplines while also helping them develop their spiritual perception, powers of expression and a sound moral framework to guide their decision-making.
Students enter adolescence, also known as youth, in Secondary school. This is a period of life characterized by blossoming capacities, strength and vigour. We believe youth possess great potential to bring about constructive change and have an expanding capacity for meaningful service. Their sense of purpose and thirst for knowledge finds expression through greater ownership of their learning and growth. Our secondary programme aims to assist students to further develop their intellectual capacities along with the qualities, attitudes, and understandings that will enable them to make growing contributions to society. Through rigorous academic training spanning a variety of subjects, they are prepared to succeed in IGCSE exams in Form 4, the IB Diploma Programme in Form 6, and their further studies upon graduation.
One quotation that may inspire a suitable applicant is from a passage written on 4 January 2022, "The global challenges now facing humanity are a severe test of its willingness to put aside short-term self-interest and come to terms with this stark spiritual and moral reality: there is but one, interconnected human family and it shares one precious homeland."
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 50 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, and is slightly increased based on years of experience. This does not include the annual travel allowance, new year’s bonus, pension contributions, and a yearly re-enlistment bonus 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 around US$58,000.
Benefits include local healthcare coverage, reduced tuition for up to two dependents to enroll in the school, internal professional development, and assistance in finding an apartment which includes a one-week hotel stay.
A relevant bachelor’s degree. (Coursework completed at the Master or Ph.D. level is highly valued but can only be used to partially satisfy this specific requirement of the Education Department. Other teaching qualifications and certifications, always appreciated, are not required for employment as a Middle School or Secondary teacher in Macau).
Fluency in English, which is the medium of instruction.
Minimum of two years of teaching experience.
New teachers traditionally reach Macau in mid-August and enter the classroom in September.
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