Canada Changchun Shiyi Secondary School
Changchun, Jilin Province, China
Position: Secondary Science and/or Math Teacher
The Employer: Canada Changchun Shiyi Secondary School is under the ownership and direction of Kezhi Times International Consulting Company, Mr. Sunny Bai, CEO. Kezhi, based in Beijing, opened its first BC certified school in China in 2008 and now operates 6 such schools. Mr. Bai has partnered with Mr. Rodger Lindstrom (BC Offshore School Representative) in developing schools within 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 Kezhi schools have attained recognition from Canadian Universities for the quality of students graduating from each school. Growth in our schools allows for teachers to teach those areas of the curriculum in which they are most competent, and provides opportunities for movement into leadership positions.
Contact: BC Offshore School Representative, Mr. Rodger Lindstrom, email@example.com, phone (Canada) 604-760-7564
The School: CCSSS, in its 8th year of operation, is housed within the campus of a large Chinese school, Changchun Shiyi Secondary School, that enrols about 4000 grades 10 to 12 students. CCSSS, a British Columbia curriculum school certified by the BC Ministry of Education, enrols about 110 students in grades 10 to 12. Six BC certified teachers and a teaching Principal and Vice Principal are employed at CCSSS. The school is well resourced with textbooks and supporting materials to meet the needs of all courses offered. Classrooms are equipped with wifi, computers and projectors. The school contains a BC library and computer labs, and has access to fully equipped science labs, a gym and playing fields.
The school is in session from September to June. Holiday periods include a National Holiday week in October and up to 5 weeks of holiday for Chinese Spring Festival in January/February. This long holiday is unique to Changchun as schools in the city close during the coldest weeks of winter. The BC school day consists of six 40-minute classes and typically begins at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 4:00 p.m. with a 2-hour mid-day break.
The campus is located conveniently near transportation and shopping. A new subway will open soon with a stop at the front doors of the campus.
The Community: Changchun is located in Jilin Province and is a commercial centre of the region. It is a city of six million with a significant expat community. Western style apartment accommodation is readily available and the city offers all of the amenities of a large city including ethnic and Western style restaurants, and banking and entertainment facilities.
Changchun has many top end malls with theatres, a good ski hill within 30 km, bowling, swimming, gym facilities abound and many cultural sites are easily accessible within minutes. The city is within a 1-hour fast-train trip to Harbin with its world class Ice and Snow Festival. The Changbaishan National Nature Preserve, on the border between China and North Korea and popular for hiking and its mountain scenery, is also conveniently accessible by air or train from Changchun.
Changchun is located in the north and enjoys a cleaner environment and a better air quality than many of the major cities in China. With a culture centred on food and sharing, the area is noted for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The city’s many Post-Secondary institutions give the “Chun” the feel of a bustling college town full of youthful energy.
Changchun’s climate is similar to that of the Interior of BC. Summers are warm and conducive to enjoying the many beautiful parks; local folks habitually dance, sing, and make music in public areas. Basketball and soccer are popular sports. Winter in Changchun is conducive to snow and ice sports and often hosts hockey and skating competitions. Street life is vibrant throughout the year. Street food stalls and vendor kiosks selling a wide variety of products add to the exotic feel of the city.
Employment Benefits: Salaries are dependent upon training, qualifications and experience; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Principal, Vice Principal and Teacher salaries compare favourably within the group of BC Offshore Schools in China; annual re-signing bonuses and salary increases are offered. Opportunities for promotion to leadership and administrative positions are available to interested and qualified teachers.
- Annual round trip airfare between home city and Changchun
- 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
- Pro-D activities are extended to staff on a monthly basis
- Small, tight-knit staff within CCSSS supports and models strategies and methodology for one another
- Opportunities for staffs within the 6 Kezhi schools to collaborate professionally through Webinar sessions.
- Teach with the opportunity to utilize your best instructional practices with highly interested and motivated students.
- Many BC school districts recognize years of experience in China.
- Apply to Mr. Rodger Lindstrom at email@example.com.
- Include a cover letter, resume, professional references, BCTRB certification (or state certification status), and a copy of signature page of passport.
Note: If applicant does not yet have BCTRB certification, the cover letter should include plans and timeline for application for certification. Successful applicants will be required to submit a current Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.