Currently accepting resumes; position available for 2020/2021 school year.
Beachcombers Academy is seeking an enthusiastic elementary teacher passionate about children’s learning. We are a unique rural independent school with a nature-inspired curriculum specializing in coastal studies, respect and kindness, and respect for the environment. Small class sizes makes this kind of inspired teaching possible.
Beachcombers offers teachers a positive and supportive work place with a 4-day school week, ocean-view classrooms and class sizes that range from 12 to 16 students per class. We embrace the new curriculum and offer teachers the support and flexibility to be creative in their teaching. Students at Beachcombers are typically engaged and happy learners. Beachcombers is a place where teachers can strive for their teaching ideals and be fulfilled by seeing the joy of learning in their students. Beachcombers Academy is a warm and joyful school.
Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, in the southern end of the Comox Valley, the school has panoramic views of Baynes Sound and Denman Island and is close to a protected estuary. Beachcombers’ curriculum embraces our local environment with an active outdoor recreation component including sailing, kayaking and hiking; coastal sciences and culture; West Coast literature; and a virtues program. As a small rural school we are committed to developing a sense of extended-family within the school, and a strong sense of community within the wider community.
The school has a fall break, winter break and spring break; and breaks for summer in mid-June. Benefits include free primary tuition for your children.
The position is to teach in multi-age classrooms, similar to a Montessori approach. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and creative teacher with a commitment to a holistic approach to education. Successful applicants will have the necessary dedication and enthusiasm to support a small rural school. We are seeking an individual with the following qualities:
· Valid BC Teaching Certificate by start date or hold a valid BC Independent School Certificate.
· A teacher who supports holistic development to provide an optimal educational environment.
· Willing to work as a cooperative team member.
· Be flexible with a good sense of humour.
· Possess good classroom management and communication skills
· Committed to ongoing positive and compassionate communication with students,
staff, parents and community members.
· Dedicated to fostering a warm and supportive learning environment.
· Have an interest in outdoor education.
· Asset: a class 4 drivers licence or willingness to secure one.
Please forward a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org stating how your experience meets the above qualities together with a resume, teaching reports, and references. Resumes will be assessed when received; early application is an advantage.
Early Childhood Educator or Early Childhood Educator Assistant/Student Support Assistant
Currently accepting Resumes for part-time ECE-assistant/student support assistant position.
Beachcombers Academy is seeking an exceptional preschool teacher/childcare provider. Applicants must hold ECE or ECE-assistant qualification,have experience supporting students with specials needs, gentle and nurturing, and have an interest in a nature-based educational environment. Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Applicant assets include an experience or interest in Reggio, Montessori, yoga, music, gardening or art.
Beachcombers Academy is a lovely unique rural school. There are 40 primary students and spots for 16 preschool students. Staff enjoy a happy work environment that is supportive, enthusiastic and positive. The classrooms and school grounds have panoramic ocean views.
This position is a part-time position that may, in future years, become a full-time position. The contact hours are over 4 days (Tuesday to Friday). Non-contact hours include prep-time, minimal administrative time, and monthly staff meetings held on the first Monday of the month. The contact school year is September to mid-June. Non-contact time includes the week before school start and the week following school closure. Contract wage is based on experience and training. The school, including preschool, is closed for a one week fall break, a two week winter break, and one week spring break; these are paid breaks.
For more information about the school please review our website.
ECE qualification or ECE-assistant.
Experience or interest in Montessori, nature-based education, art, music, French or teaching yoga to young children. Ability to teach boundaries in a gentle and respectful manner, and an ability to work independently.
Please forward a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org stating how your experience meets the above qualities.
Currently accepting resumes.
Beachcombers Academy is looking for substitute teachers to cover all grades at our school in Fanny Bay. Candidates would preferably have experienced in teaching multi-age groups. Applicants must hold a valid BC Teaching Certificate. Please email resume to: email@example.com