Kingston International School

Why Work at Kingston?

Kingston International School is an exciting environment to begin or continue a teaching career in IB education!

Kingston International School offers an IB-PYP bilingual (English/Putonghua) programme for students aged 1 to 11 years of age. Kingston has three campuses - the Kindergarten and Children's Centre which houses our early years programme for children 1 to 4 years of age, a Lower Primary campus for students from Year 1 to Year 3 and an Upper Primary campus for students from Year 4 to Year 6. Although we have 3 campuses we are still a small school with a community feel. We maintain small class sizes and have an English and a Putonghua class teacher for each class.

Kingston has been an authorized IB-PYP school since 2004. The philosophy of the PYP is infused in all aspects of our school. Teachers receive IB-PYP training and ongoing support from our PYP coordinators.

At Kingston we value teachers who are passionate, enthusiastic and true life long learners. Teachers who thrive in a small school environment and value team work both in the classroom and as a whole school are ideal Kingston teachers. Our teaching team is comprised of English and Putonghua teachers working side by side in the classroom so strong interpersonal skills and evidence of a high level of collaborative planning is essential.

Community

Considering we are a small group of educators and students, there is a real community aspect at our school. Excellent working relationships are established through consistent positive interactions with fellow staff members. Kingston is a wonderful place for staff to collaborate as teachers are ensured planning time with their working teams. Teachers who are looking to work in a supportive and nurturing environment, where educators can discover their passions and flourish in their careers, will find Kingston to be a great fit.

Professional Development & Learning

We are a community of learners. Our professional development program supports continuous growth in teaching and learning here at KIS. PD can be found in many different forms, such as In-school IB workshops, outside consultants who work with teachers in specialized areas, workshops and conferences within the Asia-Pacific region and beyond as well as Online webinars. The aim of our professional development program is to meet the individual needs of teachers in their learning journeys.

Learning comes in all forms here at Kingston. There is a strong sharing culture amongst staff and frequent sharing of teaching practices takes place both formally and informally.