Work at St John's

Founded in 1964, St. John’s International School is a private, non-profit educational institution. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools(CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

The school is situated in a pleasant residential part of French-speaking Waterloo, within easy walking distance of local shops and amenities. Waterloo and the surrounding area offer a great way of life whether you are joining solo or with your family. The centre of Brussels is easily reached by car or tram. This world city offers all of the cultural, economic and other attractions of a political capital.

We offer an excellent package to members of staff, a comprehensive induction programme and a very warm welcome to St. John’s in what we trust will be a long and happy career with us!

So, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our HR department at recruitment@stjohns.be 

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IB MYP/DP BIOLOGY, DP ESS SPECIALIST (FULL TIME)
St. John's International School
Brussels, Belgium
31 Jan 2020

 

LOCATION

Waterloo, Belgium

REPORTING LINE

Middle High School Principal

CONTRACT TYPE

Fixed-term

SCHOOL PHASE

MHS School

SALARY

Dependent on relevant experience & qualifications

 

SJIS BACKGROUND

Founded in 1964 by the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ), St. John’s International School joined the Inspired group of schools in September 2016 (http://inspirededu.co.uk). St. John’s International School is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), the most recent re-accreditation being in 2019.

• St. John’s International School‘s basic tenant is to offer an international education through a 21st century skills-set and International Baccalaureate pedagogical approach which highlight critical thinking skills, creativity, collaboration and inquiry-based learning.

• Circa 550 students from 55 countries pursue a challenging academic curriculum that includes an emphasis on development in athletics and the arts, all within the context of the ethos and values that make St. John’s unique.

• The highly educated, qualified and dedicated international teaching faculty makes the difference for the students at St. John’s. Among more than 15 nationalities represented, 20% come from the UK, 23% from the US and 23% from Belgium. More than 50% of the faculty holds advanced degrees.

• St. John’s International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers the PYP and Diploma programmes in addition to the American High School Diploma. We are currently in our first year of introducing the MYP programme into Grades 6, 7 and 8, with a view to becoming an IB Continuum School.

• In 2017, the graduating classes had a pass rate of 95.1% and an average of 34.8 points in the IB Diploma Programme.

• The School is a member of International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Council of International Schools (CIS), Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), Middle States Association for Schools and Colleges, International School Sports Tournament (ISSTs), International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), and the Association of Music in International Schools (AMIS).

• Campus facilities, academic programmes and extracurricular activities cover a wide-variety of options for students of all ages. St. John’s has a strong Service Programme running throughout the entire school.

• English is the language of instruction throughout the school. French is taught in all grades from kindergarten at foreign language and native speakers levels. Spanish, German and Dutch are offered as world languages from Grade 8 onwards. A dual language programme in English and French is offered as an option, currently operating from grades Pre-K through Grade 5. Self-taught mother tongue languages are also offered in Grades 11 and 12.

• St. John’s International School has a very strong student support programme available throughout the school.

• St. John’s utilizes the Moodle data system and management software (MHS), Studywiz for ES, Net classroom. The school is the process of moving onto the Managebac platform.

• Nearly 100% of High School graduates go on to university and attend prestigious institutions around the world.

• St. John’s has rolling admissions.

 

Please consult our website www.stjohns.be to gain a more detailed sense of the St. John’s community.

THE INSPIRED GROUP OF SCHOOLS

Inspired is a premium schools group that owns 64 schools on 5 continents, Europe, Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America and educates over 45,000 students.

A definitive statement of excellence in private education, Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment from ages 1 to 18. Inspired offers a fresh and contemporary approach to education by re-evaluating traditional teaching methods and curriculums, and creating a more dynamic, relevant and powerful model reflecting current attitudes. We nurture the unique individuality, talent and self-assurance of each student, equipping them to take on the world with the skills and confidence to ensure success.

Inspired was founded by Nadim M Nsouli (www.inspirededu.co.uk) and has grown by acquisitions and greenfield development of new schools. Inspired has offices in London, Johannesburg, Sydney and Bogota.

Duties of this post include:

Teaching

  • • Use a variety of methods in presenting subject matter.
  • • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  • • Integrate technology into learning engagements.
  • • Use a variety of assessment techniques in keeping with the assessment policy.
  • • Embrace the inquiry approach to teaching and learning
  • • Plan MYP and DP units of work with associated assessments
  • • Develop, enhance and document existing curriculum, while ensuring continued coordination and alignment in light of the whole school curriculum and the IB frameworks

 

Leadership, procedural and administrative duties

  • • Give reports to Principal.
  • • Collect, Analyze, and Share Annual Data with Department and Principal.
  • • As needed, serve as a student advisor, provide scheduled supervision of students.
  • • Participate in trips and field experiences, engage in on-going professional development.
  • • Effectively and proactively communicate all perceived issues to students, parents and colleagues.

 

Requirements of the role:

Essential Qualifications:

  • • MYP and DP Experience a distinct advantage
  • • Expectation of at least five years teaching or associated experience at Secondary level
  • • Successful student leadership experience
  • • MA and Teaching Certificate or equivalent
  • • Demonstrated contributions to a positive school environment

 

 

  • • Attributes of a life-long learner and commitment international-mindedness

 

Preferred Experience and qualities:

  • • Successful student leadership experience
  • • Proven ability to work with other teachers and senior leadership and academic leadership
  • • High level of technology skills and integration of technology into the classroom
  • • Proven record of successful teaching and a strong understanding of inquiry
  • • Successful experience in international schools
  • • Knowledge of and experience working with data to improve student learning outcomes

 

Additional Strengths:

  • • Proof of commitment to involvement in school beyond the regular teaching day.
  • • Proven experience of contributing to extra-curricular activities and school visits.
  • • Creative and energetic.
  • • Ability and experience to contribute to and enhance SJIS’s image in the local community as well as the greater community of international schools.

 

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • • Demonstrates educational leadership and is a role model to faculty and staff.
  • • Demonstrates the ability to develop a collegial, collaborative and positive atmosphere amongst the faculty.
  • • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
  • • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
  • • Is a life-long learner.
  • • Is flexible and has a sense of humor.
  • • Commitment to putting in additional hours as needed.
  • • Interest in living and working in Belgium.

 

Safeguarding:

St. John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, as an employee of St. John’s, you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within St. John’s and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

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IB MYP/DP English Language Acquisition Teacher (with MYP English Literature)
St. John's International School
Brussels, Belgium
31 Jan 2020

 

LOCATION

Waterloo, Belgium

REPORTING LINE

Middle High School Principal

CONTRACT TYPE

Fixed-term

SCHOOL PHASE

MHS School

SALARY

Dependent on relevant experience & qualifications


 

Date of commencement in the position

 

17 August 2020

 

You may send your resume or CV as well as your letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three references to our school HR Manager, Anne Marchi, at recruitment@stjohns.be


SJIS BACKGROUND

Founded in 1964 by the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ), St. John’s International School joined the Inspired group of schools in September 2016 (http://inspirededu.co.uk). St. John’s International School is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), the most recent re-accreditation being in 2019.

• St. John’s International School‘s basic tenant is to offer an international education through a 21st century skills-set and International Baccalaureate pedagogical approach which highlight critical thinking skills, creativity, collaboration and inquiry-based learning.

• Circa 550 students from 55 countries pursue a challenging academic curriculum that includes an emphasis on development in athletics and the arts, all within the context of the ethos and values that make St. John’s unique.

• The highly educated, qualified and dedicated international teaching faculty makes the difference for the students at St. John’s. Among more than 15 nationalities represented, 20% come from the UK, 23% from the US and 23% from Belgium. More than 50% of the faculty holds advanced degrees.

• St. John’s International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers the PYP and Diploma programmes in addition to the American High School Diploma. We are currently in our first year of introducing the MYP programme into Grades 6, 7 and 8, with a view to becoming an IB Continuum School.

• In 2017, the graduating classes had a pass rate of 95.1% and an average of 34.8 points in the IB Diploma Programme.

• The School is a member of International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Council of International Schools (CIS), Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), Middle States Association for Schools and Colleges, International School Sports Tournament (ISSTs), International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), and the Association of Music in International Schools (AMIS).

• Campus facilities, academic programmes and extracurricular activities cover a wide-variety of options for students of all ages. St. John’s has a strong Service Programme running throughout the entire school.

• English is the language of instruction throughout the school. French is taught in all grades from kindergarten at foreign language and native speakers levels. Spanish, German and Dutch are offered as world languages from Grade 8 onwards. A dual language programme in English and French is offered as an option, currently operating from grades Pre-K through Grade 5. Self-taught mother tongue languages are also offered in Grades 11 and 12.

• St. John’s International School has a very strong student support programme available throughout the school.

• St. John’s utilizes the Moodle data system and management software (MHS), Studywiz for ES, Net classroom. The school is the process of moving onto the Managebac platform.

• Nearly 100% of High School graduates go on to university and attend prestigious institutions around the world.

• St. John’s has rolling admissions.

 

Please consult our website www.stjohns.be to gain a more detailed sense of the St. John’s community.

THE INSPIRED GROUP OF SCHOOLS

Inspired is a premium schools group that owns 64 schools on 5 continents, Europe, Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America and educates over 45,000 students.

A definitive statement of excellence in private education, Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment from ages 1 to 18. Inspired offers a fresh and contemporary approach to education by re-evaluating traditional teaching methods and curriculums, and creating a more dynamic, relevant and powerful model reflecting current attitudes. We nurture the unique individuality, talent and self-assurance of each student, equipping them to take on the world with the skills and confidence to ensure success.

Inspired was founded by Nadim M Nsouli (www.inspirededu.co.uk) and has grown by acquisitions and greenfield development of new schools. Inspired has offices in London, Johannesburg, Sydney and Bogota.

Duties of the MHS IB MYP/DP English Language Acquisition Teacher include:

Teaching duties

  • Prepare carefully a variety of creative assignments by means of which the students may actively learn.
  • Use a variety of methods in presenting subject matter.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Develop, enhance and document existing curriculum, while ensuring continued coordination and alignment.
  • Integrate technology into learning engagements.
  • Use a variety of assessment techniques in keeping with the assessment policy.

 

Leadership, procedural and administrative duties

  • Give reports to Principal
  • Collect, Analyze, and Share Annual Data with Department and Principal
  • Co-operate, coordinate, and communicate with English Teachers in other divisions
  • As needed, serve as a student advisor, provide scheduled supervision of students, participate in trips and field experiences, and engage in on-going professional development
  • Effectively and proactively communicate all perceived issues to students and parents.

 

Requirements of the role: 3

 

Essential Qualifications and Strengths:

  • • Expectation of at least Five Years Teaching or associated experience.
  • • Successful student leadership experience.
  • • MA and Teaching Certificate.
  • • Demonstrated contributions to a positive school environment.

 

Preferred Experience and qualities:

  • • Successful student leadership experience.
  • • Proven ability to work with other teachers and administration.
  • • High level of technology skills.
  • • Proven record of successful teaching.
  • • Experience in programmatic development and assessment, particularly with MYP.
  • • EAL experience.
  • • Successful experience in international schools.
  • • Knowledge of and experience working with data to improve student-learning outcomes.

 

Additional Strengths:

  • • Proof of commitment to involvement in school beyond the regular teaching day.
  • • Proven experience of contributing to extra-curricular activities and school visits.
  • • Creative and energetic.
  • • Ability and experience to contribute to and enhance SJIS’s image in the local community as well as the greater community of international schools.

 

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • • Demonstrates educational leadership and is a role model to faculty and staff.
  • • Demonstrates the ability to develop a collegial, collaborative and positive atmosphere amongst the faculty.
  • • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
  • • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
  • • Is a life-long learner.
  • • Is flexible and has a sense of humor.
  • • Commitment to putting in additional hours as needed.
  • • Interest in living and working in Belgium.

 

Safeguarding:

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, as an employee of St John’s, you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within St John’s and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

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Boarding Assistant
St. John's International School
Brussels, Belgium
20 Nov 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic live-in boarding assistant to work in the boarding house for 28 hours per week during the school term. Duties are generally in the morning, after school/evenings and at the weekend, with some flexibility to work around other commitments and potentially another job. The role would especially suit someone who is interested in gaining experience of working with young people. Initially, the role would be from January until June, but there could be the possibility of extending beyond this.

  • Work as an effective member of the boarding community to promote the holistic well-being of all boarders
  • Foster open communication and nurture authentic and professional working relationships to support boarders’ pastoral and academic needs
  • Maintain a firm but fair attitude that is consistent and in keeping with the policies and practices of the Boarding House and be attuned to the overall, everyday needs of the boarders and report any concerns to the
    Houseparents.
  • Helping to oversee study time, meals, bedtime & wake up routines and room tidiness
  • Dealing with minor medical concerns including the issuing and recording of basic medication.
  • Assist with the boarders’ after school and weekend trips and activities programme
  • Assist with pre-term set-up and end of term close-down of the boarding house.
  • Lead by example, presenting as a positive role model to the students

Terms and conditions

  • Date of commencement in the position: 6 January 2020.
  • CV, letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three referees to be sent to the school HR Manager, Anne Marchi, at recruitment@stjohns.be by December 10th, 2019.
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