TEACHING AT PANYATHIP – THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN LAOS

Please read through the admissions process below and forward any enquiries you may have to our Administration Office at +856 030 981 8999 or admin.k@pislao.com.

TEACHER PROFILE

We are proud of our talented, caring and professional staff and faculty. Success in any overseas teaching position depends on realising many synergies. Teachers who are successful at PIS typically match closely with the characteristics listed below.

BASIC QUALITIES

  • Minimum five years’ experience, qualified with at least a Bachelor’s degree, and a teaching certificate where applicable
  • Highly professional
  • Child focused – warm, caring and supportive
  • Ability to work with parents and be part of a community
  • Team player – collaborative, adaptable, positive and flexible
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • General interest in Laos and SE Asia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Experience/training in working with English as Additional Language (EAL)
  • High level of IT skills and experience in integrating IT with teaching
  • Experience with contemporary practices in English and Mathematics
  • Experience with authentic assessment practices
  • Experience in organizing school events and extracurricular activities
  • Experience in coaching sporting teams and/or performing arts
  • Experience in outdoor education & recreation programs

EXPECTATIONS

Panyathip International Schools is a progressive school and has a dedicated community with high expectations – excellence in teaching, full involvement in the school’s development and with extracurricular activities. Candidates considering working at PIS should be prepared to meet these expectations in addition to the regular teaching load. A standard workload is outlined below:

SCHOOL YEAR

Each school year has approximately 190 contact days, starting on August 1 and ending July 31. The winter break in December is usually 2 or 3 weeks, and the summer break is usually 6 to 8 weeks, from June to August. In the fall, the students normally start school in mid-August right after the Teacher’s Planning Week. New Staff Orientation starts on August 1.

SCHOOL HOURS

School hours start at 8:30 AM, and end at 3:30 PM. Teachers are expected to be at the school before 8:00 AM and be in the classroom by 8:20 AM. Teachers should remain in the school for at least 15 minutes after school is dismissed. Yard duty on a rotating basis is a part of a teacher’s routine.

AFTER SCHOOL MEETINGS

Staff meetings are compulsory for all teachers and are held once a week after school. Teachers are also required to attend the after school collaborative planning meetings.

Job Description

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