1st Stage(Primary) & P.E. Teacher - Native English

Sunny Canadian International School
Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Graduate  •  Education: Bachelor

English Teachers for Bilingual Elementary First Stage, Second Stage and High School – August 2022 start

Positions open:

Sunny Canadian International School has the following open positions for the upcoming school year:

  • 1st Stage(Primary) General English teacher

  • English P.E. Teacher for Primary

About us:

SCIS consists of four parts: an English Kindergarten (ages 2-6), a bilingual Elementary School first stage (Grades 1-5), bilingual Second Stage (Grades 6-9), and bilingual High School (grades 10-13). In the Elementary and High Schools, approximately half of the curriculum content is delivered in Czech and half in English. The maximum number of students in classes are 14 for Kindergarten, 21 for Elementary, and 25 for high school. We are located in a suburb of Prague with a modern, purpose built, school building, a large green space playground, and a forest nearby. About 80% of children come from Czech families and 20% from various nationalities or multilingual families. We have a unique bilingual curriculum, accredited by both the Czech Ministry of Education, Cambridge International Examinations and Advanced Placement study. Teachers are urged and expected to use interactive, hands-on instruction, making good use of outdoor learning where possible.

We offer:

  • Small class sizes of no more than 20 students- co-teaching with Czech teacher

  • Structured internal training through the Sunny Canadian plus funding for external training courses

  • Dedicated, purpose built teaching facilities

  • A stunning countryside location, just minutes from Prague Metro line C

About you:

Sunny Canadian International School (SCIS) employs energetic, enthusiastic, and creative teachers who are interested in living in the beautiful and historic city of Prague, Czech Republic. All applicants must be native speakers of English. No knowledge of Czech language is necessary. Preference is given to native English speaking EU passport-holders and registered Czech residents.

Required qualifications:

1st Stage(Primary) General English Teacher:

  • University bachelor’s degree

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in teaching (TEFL/ CELTA is accepted but not preferred)

  • Previous full-time classroom teaching experience

  • Native English speaker (not C2 additional language)

English P.E. Teacher for Primary:

  • University bachelor’s degree

  • Experience in teaching P.E.

  • Previous full-time classroom teaching experience

  • Native English speaker

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL, ESOL, IELTS)

  • Experience in schools offering international curricula (Alberta, IPC, PYP, Cambridge)

  • Experience with Cambridge English Assessment (YLE, Key, Preliminary, and First for Schools)

  • Further qualification (e.g. MEd) or specialisation

    Other desired qualities – our ideal candidate is:

  • Organized

  • Supportive

  • Flexible

  • Efficient

  • Communicative

  • IT competent

  • Energetic

  • Sociable

  • Willing to go the extra mile for students and colleagues

Detailed Terms:

  • Initial teaching contracts are 2 years, with 40 days annual paid holiday.

  • Weekly working hours include lesson instruction, staff meetings, collaborative planning, parent consultations, lunch, breaks and/or recess supervision, and substitution as needed. Kindergarten teachers are also responsible for supervising Morning Club or Afterschool Club one day per week. Teachers without a full teaching load may be required to fill their schedules with additional tutorials, extra courses, or other duties. Working hours also include participation in extracurricular activities such as special events, team building, celebrations, parent meetings, and other school related activities which sometimes happen outside of normal school hours. Specific examples include Christmas markets, Halloween party, and Easter celebrations.

  • Health insurance (including dental care) and social benefits are paid by the school.

  • SCIS employs an external visa consultant to facilitate securing work and residency visas.

  • Sick leave is compensated according to the Czech national health system.

  • Classes take one week-long trip per year in the spring. Teachers may be asked to join in leading such overnight trips.

  • Classes spend one sleepover at school per year. Teachers may be asked to join in planning and supervising such overnight events.

  • Due to our school’s unique bilingual model and rapid growth, teachers are expected to actively contribute to curriculum design and enhancement.

Job position benefits

More than 5 weeks of vacation Company events and teambuilding Caffeteria Courses and training Company recreational facilities

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