Canada Weifang Secondary School
Weifang, Shandong Province, China
Position: Secondary Teacher of Math and Sciences or Humanities; short term - February to June, 2019; can be extended to 2019-20 school year. Excellent salary; must fill immediately.
The Employer: Canada Weifang Secondary School is under the ownership and direction of Canadian-Sino Education Exchange Centre (CSEEC), Mr. John Zhu, CEO. CSEEC is based in Yantai, Shandong Province and has been in operation for 10 years. CSEEC opened its first BC certified school in China in 2008 and now operates 4 schools, all located in Shandong Province. Mr. Zhu has partnered with Rodger Lindstrom in developing schools in which professional environments are nurtured in desirable locations with a good standard of living. Significant features that characterize each school are the high graduation rates of students, and staffs that are appreciated and well supported in their daily activities. Our CSEEC Schools have attained recognition from Canadian Universities for the quality of students graduating from each school. Our schools allow for teachers to teach areas of the curriculum in which they are most comfortable and competent and provide opportunities for movement into leadership positions. “When one succeeds, we all succeed”.
Contact: Mr. Rodger Lindstrom, BC Offshore School Representative, email@example.com, 604-760-7564 (Canada)
The School: Canada Weifang Secondary School (CWSS), in its eighth year of operation, is located on the beautiful, sprawling campus of a large Chinese school, Weifang No. 1 Middle School. Weifang No. 1 Middle School is one of the largest schools in Shandong province. CWSS classes and offices are in a comfortable new building with ample space, air conditioning for the summer, heat in the winter, and Canadian teachers’ offices.
CWSS is a British Columbia curriculum school, certified by the BC Ministry of Education. Four BC certified teachers, A teaching Vice Principal, and a Principal are presently employed at CWSS. The school is well resourced with textbooks and supporting materials to meet the needs of all courses offered. Classrooms are equipped with wifi, Smartboards, computers and projectors. The school contains a BC library and computer lab, and has access to fully equipped science labs, a gym and playing fields.
The school is in session from September to early July. Holiday periods include a National Holiday week in October and a 3-week holiday for Chinese New Year in January/February. CWSS operates on a two-semester system with a daily schedule of four 1-hour classes (7:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.) and a 75-minute afternoon cross-curricular session twice each week.
The Students: Students are Chinese nationals and have studied English as a Second Language from their Primary years. Students are offered ELL classes in addition to the BC Graduation Program. Core courses include English, Social Studies, Math, Sciences, Planning, PE, and Information Technology. Additional elective courses are also offered. Students are focused on their academic goals and have a high level of respect for teachers. The goal of most students is to attend a BC or other Canadian University after graduation.
The Community: Weifang is considered a pleasant city to live and work in. Transportation around the city is convenient and inexpensive and shopping opportunities are many and varied. From Weifang, it is easy to travel to such cities as Qingdao, Beijing, and Shanghai via quick and comfortable fast-train. Flights to Shanghai and Beijing are one hour or less. Weifang is known within China and internationally for its annual kite festival.
Within easy reach in Weifang are gym facilities, swimming pools, a driving range for golf, a bowling alley, and many picturesque parks and museums. It is an excellent city in which to use bicycles to get around.
The climate is temperate, with four distinct seasons, and invites visitors to enjoy culture and activities all year round. Family and friends are encouraged to visit our teachers and take advantage the opportunity to enjoy the area’s many attractions.
Employment Benefits: Salary is dependent upon training, qualifications and experience; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Principal, Vice Principal and Teacher salaries compare very well within offshore schools. Motivated teachers are presented with opportunities to move into leadership and administrative positions.
- Annual round trip airfare between home city and Weifang
- Subsidized furnished apartment-style accommodation near campus
- Basic health/accident insurance
- 7 paid leave days for illness/accident or bereavement
- Fees associated with visa and work permit
- Regularly planned Pro-D activities are extended to staff on a monthly basis
- Small, tight-knit staff within CWSS support and model strategies and methodology for each other
- Opportunities for staffs within the 4 CSEEC schools to visit, socialize, and collaborate professionally
Lifestyle and Other Benefits:
- Low cost of living
- Access to a vibrant and exotic culture
- Easy travel within China and surrounding areas
- Opportunity to learn a new language
- Teach motivated students who have a high level of respect for teachers and are focused on their academic goals
- Teach with the opportunity to utilize best instructional practices with highly interested and motivated students.
- Many BC school districts recognize years of experience in China
Why Teachers Choose CWSS: CSEEC schools have a reputation for fair, responsive and professional ownership and governance. CWSS is well supported by the leadership team of owner/operator, John Zhu; Offshore School Representative, Rodger Lindstrom; and the BC Principal and Vice Principal. These stakeholders work together to assure a welcoming and productive teaching environment and they work collaboratively with staff to address personal and professional challenges. CWSS is well served by an English-speaking, Chinese support staff that assures that teachers’ professional needs, as well as general living needs, are met. CSEEC salaries and benefits are competitive and allow among the highest net earnings within the BC Offshore Schools.
Application Process: Apply to Mr. Rodger Lindstrom at email@example.com. Include a cover letter, resume, professional references, BCTRB certification (or state certification status), and copy of photo/signature page of passport.
If applicants do not yet have BCTRB certification, the cover letter should include plans and timeline for application for certification. Note that successful applicants will be required to submit a current Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.