Foundation Prep Early Years Primary Teacher
|Unique opportunity for an experienced, skilled and courageous Early Years educator, passionate about play based, project and inquiry models of curriculum delivery. Join our small team in 2022.
About the role
We are looking for an experienced teacher to work in our Foundation/Prep classroom, the room has a full time teacher-aide to support you and numbers vary from 10-18 students. The role involves:
Skills and experience
We are specifically looking for:
About the business
Brisbane Independent School (BIS) is the oldest progressive and experimental school in Queensland (53 years!).
We have always had the child at the centre of the learning and now we combine that history with a cutting edge pedagogy based on Integral Psychology. This pedagogy and philosophical perspective means that we are always experimenting to provide the best learning experience for the child. Core to this as educators, is being a strong differentiated individual who is able to explore their own growth as teachers, to ensure that our own patterns and biases do not impede student learning; BIS teachers are learners too.
We currently have 80 students across five classrooms. Our classes are designed to fit a particular developmental stage and multi-age academic grades. Our learning framework explores an integrated project based model with a training/mastery approach. We incorporate social and emotional program at the core of our design, seeding it through all that we do. Our learning framework interweaves the study of self with the study of community and the world.
Benefits and perks
BIS is situated on a beautiful leafy site with large open plan classrooms with big glass doors that let the world come in to your room; it is really delightful. All our staff are encouraged to grow and develop as both individuals and professionals with this as core business, we want to help you grow, so you can better support the children to grow!
Our students call us by our first name and our community is warm and welcoming, with lots of smiles and love. Emotions are welcomed at BIS and we are all trained in Compassionate Communication. You will be fully trained in our pedagogy and theory, during your first term with lots of observation and training time provided. A mentor will be working with you in your first year to ensure that you feel supported.
A BIS teacher is a precious part of a long history of visionary teaching, key to that is passion and courage. Teaching at BIS is a lifestyle, not a job. If you are not comfortable with putting in extra hours, thinking about the whole school not just your class and knowing that you will dream about work, this is NOT the job for you. Our staff believe in the power of the model of education that we are developing and are committed to see it develop.
How To Apply
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org to gain an application package. We are ONLY accepting applications from individuals who have responded to the application pack.
Applicants will need to be available to visit the school for an onsite interview, however a zoom interview can be arranged for applicants out of state. A short list of successful applicants will be invited to spend time in the classroom this term as part of the application process.