Grade Four Teacher – Primary Years Programme Teacher (Temporary, Full Time)

Grade Four Teacher – Primary Years Programme Teacher (Temporary, Full Time)

  • Teacher
  • Surrey
  • $63,005 to $112,797 CAD / Year

Our community acknowledges that we gather on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Tsawwassen, and Semiahmoo First Nations.

Southridge is an independent day school located in South Surrey, BC with 680 students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 12. We have a tradition of developing well rounded students with a balance of knowledge and goodness, inspiring students to go out into the world and make a difference.

Southridge is affectionately described as a lighthearted place of serious purpose and we want you to know its true! If you’re passionate about working in an energizing environment with colleagues that value building strong relationships, fostering strong minds and good hearts through student-centered teaching and learning, and community all while having fun, we want to hear from you!



We are currently inviting applications for the temporary, full-time (Maternity Leave Coverage) Grade Four Teacher Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). This position will commence September 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.


  • Collaboratively plan and deliver the core program requirements for Grade 4 through a student-centered, inquiry-based approach that aligns with the philosophy and framework of the IB PYP and the BC Curriculum
  • Monitor and nurture students academic, social, and emotional growth
  • Use standards-based grading and reporting to communicate each students learning, drawing attention to areas of strength and areas for growth
  • Guide and nurture student behaviour that aligns with Southridges mission, vision, and values
  • Maintain ongoing and open communication with parents
  • Attend and participate in core school functions and special events
  • Support the schools co-curricular program
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Handbook


  • A Bachelor of Education, with a focus on Elementary Education
  • Hold a valid BC teaching certificate
  • Experience teaching at the elementary level in an independent school environment, preferably an IB PYP school
  • IB PYP training preferred
  • A demonstrated passion for and commitment to student-centered, inquiry-based, concept-driven teaching and learning
  • A proven understanding of childrens social and emotional needs, particularly at the mid-primary level
  • Highly collegial team partner who is committed to collaborative planning and continuous professional growth as an inspiring and innovative teacher
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with children and adults
  • Proficiency with the Google
  • First Aid Certification (or willingness to obtain certification)
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Co-curricular coaching experience is valued


The ideal candidate will be aligned with the values and mission of Southridge, will want to be an active member of a vibrant school community, and will demonstrate a desire to make a difference in the world. They will be someone who:

  • Is a lifelong learner
  • Has excellent study, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Is a creative and independent thinker
  • Has a positive attitude
  • Seeks their passion
  • Believes in the value of trust, tolerance, compassion, and respect
  • Understands the sacrifice and reward of community service
  • Has an appreciation of, and a desire for, lifelong physical activity and fitness
  • Commits to personal wellness
  • Appreciates the arts and their contribution to a richer life
  • Can work effectively as part of a team

Southridge offers a competitive salary and pays 4% above the Vancouver School District. In addition, we have a comprehensive benefits package and a generous RRSP matching program, access to health and wellness activities including generous support for professional learning and development.

The salary range for this position is from $63,005 to $112,797. For more details visit our career page. Southridge School is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, equity and belonging to support an increasingly diverse community, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

To apply for this position, please visit our ‘How to Apply‘ page for step-by-step instructions on submitting an application through our online system. This posting will remain open until filled. To learn more about our school, explore our website:

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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