Newbridge Academy is celebrating its 5 year anniversary.  We are BC's first bilingual, Mandarin -English university prepatory school located in South Surrey/White Rock.  We are a young school with an enrolment of 30-40 students.  Our combined grade level classrooms accommodate approximately 10 students.  We have 4 combined classrooms ( homeroom teachers) with an executive assistant, full time Art/Mandarin teacher and a part time Mandarin teacher.   Our facility is small and the board is actively looking for property to purchase and build a K-12 university prepatory school.  Currently, we are only K-7.

The school is looking for an experienced primary/intermediate combined grade 3-4 teacher to teach all subjects of the BC curriculum.  We have specialist teachers who teach Mandarin and Art.  Our school day is one hour longer than most (8:30 - 3:30) due to the inclusion of Mandarin 45 minutes a day.  Holiday breaks are the summer, 3 week winter break and a 2 week spring break.  Homework, in particular reading, is assigned over the holiday breaks. 

The school uses RAZ extensively to measure student improvement in reading and comprehension.  Weekly visits to the local library (5 minute walk) are also used to encourage reading.  We use Singapore Math; My Math Path in K-3 and the US Edition in grades 4-7. Mandarin uses the textbooks from mainland China. All other subjects use a variety of resources. 

While most of our students are of Chinese descent, most are Canadian citizens and for the students the language most spoken is English.  However, Mandarin is the main language spoken at home. We have been teaching face to face since September 2020 and we are fortunate to have no COVID exposures at school. 

As the school is young, we are looking for energetic teachers who know that traditions of the school are being created every year.