Junior School (Grade 2-5) French Teacher

Junior School (Grade 2-5) French Teacher

  • Teacher
  • South Delta
  • $62,995 to $115,544 CAD / Year

Southpointe Academy is a leading edge International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School surrounded by the ocean, beaches and natural beauty of South Delta. As a co-educational, secular day school serving over 660 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, Southpointe is known for its strong sense of community, collaborative culture and commitment to professional development. The school fosters caring relationships with students and develops young people of character who make a positive difference in the world.

Southpointe takes immense pride in its world-class educational offerings. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years (Grades K-5), Middle Years (Grades 6-10), and Diploma (Grades 11-12) Programmes are globally recognized for their excellence, rigour and educational impact. These distinguished programmes are complemented by state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built amenities, ensuring an innovative environment for learning. Southpointe is actively constructing a cutting-edge expansion campus spanning over 75,000 square feet, seamlessly integrated with its existing facilities. This substantial undertaking not only mirrors the school’s continuous growth, but also demonstrates a sustained commitment to offering an optimal learning environment for all members of the school community.

Southpointe is seeking an energetic, outgoing and collaborative teacher who shares a commitment to inquiry and concept-based teaching and learning. Reporting to the Junior School Principal or designate, the Junior School PYP French Teacher position will commence on August 23, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

*These may include, but are not limited to…

  • Develop an inquiry-based, dynamic and interactive French Language program; 
  • Foster an appreciation of French culture and an enjoyment of learning a second language;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support a transdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning;
  • Foster caring, committed and supportive relationships with students and families;
  • Create a classroom environment that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect and care;
  • Use engaging technology to enhance instruction and learning;
  • Participate in professional development training related to the International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme and other educational initiatives;
  • Design, prepare and deliver language learning experiences that facilitate authentic engagement;
  • Identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet diverse student needs;
  • Design and implement a range of authentic learning assessments that provide timely feedback to students and clear direction to parents;
  • Maintain accurate, ongoing and complete records of student progress for the purposes of teaching, learning and reporting;
  • Prepare reports, conduct parent-teacher conferences and communicate with parents on an ongoing basis in order to foster an open and supportive relationship;
  • Model a strong work ethic, high standard of commitment, and maintain excellent professionalism in all interactions with colleagues, students and parents;
  • Participate in community building events, both in and out of school hours;
  • Offer expertise, experience and enthusiasm when leading or organizing co-curricular activities;
  • Demonstrate strong pedagogical practice in language learning and acquisition;
  • May include additional teaching responsibilities as needed.

All Southpointe educators provide co-curricular activities for students by either devising their own programmes or participating in the school’s Athletics offerings throughout the three different sporting seasons.

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Education or equivalent;
  • BC Ministry of Education: Certificate of Qualification or Independent School Teaching Certificate;
  • Fluency in both oral and written French.

Preferences

  • IB PYP training or teaching experience;
  • At least 1-2 years teaching experience;
  • Undergraduate degree in French and/or an Undergraduate degree taken in French;
  • Valid First Aid Certificate.

Salary 

  • Southpointe’s teacher salary grid is currently 4.5% above the Delta public school salary grid at all levels of the grid and will increase to 5.5% above the Delta public school grid for the 2024-2025 school year;
  • The annual salary range for a full-time teaching position at Southpointe Academy during the 2024-2025 school year is from $62,995 to $115,544 based on placement on the approved teacher salary grid;
  • Placement on the approved teacher salary grid is based on level of qualifications and duration of full-time teaching experience.

Applications

Please submit your application with the following supporting documents: 

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Copy of BC Ministry of Education: Certificate of Qualification or Independent School Teaching Certificate;

Please see our website for additional opportunities.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada or be in the process of obtaining the appropriate visa(s).

Southpointe Academy encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds. We value each community member’s identity, perspective and well-being, and embrace our differences as a sign of strength. We believe in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to equal employment opportunities.

To apply for this job please visit southpointeacademy.bamboohr.com.

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