Far East, China
The King’s School Canterbury in Shenzhen
The King’s School, Canterbury, Shenzhen International, is being designed as a world class K12 School to deliver an all-round education from early years right through to entrance to the top international universities. The school will be an example of the best of its type, a modern school in a modern city, but built on strong historical, educational roots. The location of the site is excellent and possesses a superb background of tree-lined hills.
The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed trains have started to operate in November 2018, it now only takes 14 minutes to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. Moreover, there are two international airports, the Hong Kong International Airport and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, both within one-hour’s drive.
Though land is extremely expensive, Shenzhen is a relatively cheap place to live for the foreigner (much cheaper than nearby Hong Kong). It is clean and efficient; there are plenty of things to do. There is a large, and growing, ex-pat population.
The design of the whole school accommodates a divisional breakdown as below:
The Nursery and Kindergarten, known as the Pre-Prep School, is a bilingual school and is targeted to open in September 2019 in bespoke accommodation. All classrooms will have safe indoor and outdoor areas both for play and for educational activity. The Pre-Prep will have its own International Head (reporting to the Principal) who will be supported by a Chinese Deputy. Classes will have at least two teachers: one international and one Chinese.
The rest of the School (covering ages 6-18) is scheduled to open in September 2020. Teaching & learning will take place in state-of-the-art spaces comprising a mixture of traditional classrooms and exciting breakout research or maker-spaces. Teaching groups will be a maximum of 22 for the younger years, but smaller for the more specialist education required at the highest level.
The curriculum will specialise in an all-round STEAM education with Science, Technology and the Arts (visual art, music, drama, dance, etc.) in equal measure. Robotics, space and the environment will feature heavily as we look to recognise the strengths of modern day Shenzhen. The main rooftop library and the Senior School Study Centre will be a wonderful attraction that will draw people to the School, making research an enjoyable activity. There will be extensive indoor sporting and performing facilities, and an outside running track. Sport, music and drama will feature strongly in the life of our students. The stunning site has helped to inform the design and we expect that the grounds will form part of the overall learning experience. The intention is also to make full use of the wonderful external setting both within the curriculum and outside.
Although this is a large school, it will also benefit from being very much a community. This will be achieved by providing top quality boarding facilities for 300 boys and girls and a substantial number of staff apartments on site.
The teaching staff will be a mixture of international and local Chinese.
Class Teachers of Pre-Prep School
To take primary responsibility for the academic, social and welfare needs of all children within the class, ensuring that parents are kept fully informed of their child’s progress. Our Pre-Prep School will serve children aged from 2 to 6.
The Head of Pre-Prep for teaching allocated classes to achieve curriculum objectives consistent with the abilities of the children.
Staff Meetings, Department meetings, review procedures and strategies when appropriate.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Routine, daily tasks involve:
Applications and Procedures
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and criminal records.
Start Date: 01-08-2019
Apply By: 31-01-2019