Junior School Primary Division Teacher

Full-time, permanent position beginning August 27, 2018.

The Junior School (Kindergarten to Grade 5) is a dynamic and joyful community of learners who create a culture of excellence, think critically and creatively, and are nurtured through supportive relationships in order to reach each child’s potential. Our teaching practice is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, project and inquiry based learning, brain research and the Virtues Project.

The School is currently seeking a Primary Division core teacher to become part of our highly engaged, progressive and professional faculty, who will fully embrace the SMUS vision and mission statements and share our educational philosophy and image of the child.

All applicants must have a Bachelor of Education, a minimum of three years of Elementary teaching experience and be eligible for BC teaching certification. Familiarity with the new BC Curriculum and Independent School experience is an asset.

As well as a passion for teaching, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in instructional and assessment practices, and have the following skills, background and competencies:

  • An understanding of the developmental needs of early learners;
  • A strong background in literacy and numeracy;
  • Experience with interdisciplinary, inquiry and project-based learning;
  • A demonstrated ability to integrate technology to transform learning;
  • An understanding of current best differentiation practices and commitment to the needs of all learners;
  • Strong collaborative skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team;
  • A proven ability to communicate effectively with parents and colleagues along with demonstrated leadership;
  • An understanding of the teaching of social emotional skills and character education;
  • A solid understanding of the philosophy of a Reggio-inspired approach;
  • Experience using documentation to make learning visible;
  • A demonstrated ability to foster innovation and creativity to enhance learning;
  • A commitment to and involvement in co-curricular activities.

Application Details

Applicants are requested to supply a résumé with references, accompanied by a cover letter outlining the candidate’s particular strengths and how the candidate is well-suited to teaching in a rich academic program with a diverse and engaged student body.

Please respond by email on or prior to Tuesday, April 3, 2018 to:

Becky Anderson, Director of Junior School
St. Michaels University School, Junior School
820 Victoria Avenue 
Victoria, BC V8S 4N3
Email application for Primary Teacher

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls, please. Once a successful candidate is hired, the posting will be removed from our Current Opportunities page. Thank you for your interest in our school.

St. Michaels University School is one of Canada’s leading co-educational, independent day and boarding schools. It was recently recognized by the College Board as the top school in Canada for Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence as well as placing among the top 60 schools worldwide.

Our boarding population is recruited nationally and internationally to form a rich and diverse community. Our students come from over 20 different countries and our school community represents over 40 different ethnic backgrounds. Our graduates attend the top universities in the world, many of them on scholarships. The faculty culture of excellence is supported by healthy professional development resources and a dynamic program of professional growth, which has earned them national and international recognition, including several Prime Minister’s Teaching Awards.

The school pursues academic success in an environment where the character and the self also grow.

For more information about St. Michaels University School, please refer to the rest of our website.