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Teaching Assistant in Early Primary School - Shekou International School

Company Name & Description: 
Shekou International School (SIS) was the first international school established in Shenzhen and is celebrating 30 years of educating children from around the world this year. With nearly 1,000 students representing almost 40 different countries including the US, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, France and Germany, SIS has a lot to celebrate. SIS is ranked in the top 15% of all IB Diploma Programmes worldwide and is recognized as a leader in the region. Apple has named SIS an Apple Distinguished School for its internationally recognized program of learning innovation. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership. Additionally, the 21st Century Learning Institute has honored SIS as the “School of the Year” from among entries from 15 different countries. SIS’s use of technology and learning platforms were commended. SIS is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate and is the only school in Shenzhen fully accredited from preschool to grade 12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). SIS has nearly 145 world-class faculty and staff members hailing from 15 different countries. SIS hires only the finest experienced teachers available. Most SIS overseas hires are from North America and our staff includes experienced teachers from New Zealand, Australia and Europe. More than two-thirds of the faculty have a master's degree or higher. Teaching faculty are highly qualified in their area of assignment, including all specialists. SIS was one of the first international schools in Guangdong province to be accredited by the National Council of Curriculum and Textbooks, a Chinese accreditation endorsed by the Chinese government. The school is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), a founding member of The Association of China and Mongolia International School (ACAMIS) organization, and the Southern Delta Region Conference (SDRC).

• Develop a knowledge of the curriculum, inquiry approaches to learning, and developmentally appropriate practices to support students
• Engage children in meaningful learning activities and experiences throughout class time
• Work with an individual student or group of students to support teaching and learning
• Establish positive relationships and communicate appropriately with children, parents, and staff
• Implement developmentally appropriate behavior management techniques
• Transition students safely between buildings and classes
• Assist in classroom set up, clean up, materials preparation, and notice boards
• Work in collaboration with the classroom teacher, division team, and the entire Primary team
• Be available to carry out school required duties including; pedestrian crossing, lunch, recess, and bus duties on a rotational basis
• Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, outdoor play, transitions, and field trips
• Assist with translating English and Chinese during field trips and parent/teacher conferences
• Photocopy and collect materials for instruction/learning as directed by the classroom teacher
• Communicate and complete paperwork (maintenance form, purchase orders, classroom without walls application) with the school office
• Distribute school-wide documents to parents
• File necessary documents and notices
• Attend meetings as required by the Principal, including relevant school wide meetings
• Supervise after school activities as directed by the Principal or Assistant Principal
• Assist in daily routines - i.e. taking children to and from the bus, toileting, diapering, feeding children when necessary (Early Primary)
• Additional duties as directed by the Principal or Assistant Principal

Candidate Requirements: 

Desired Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree with at least two years related experience
• Good English language skills (oral & written)
• A strong team player with good interpersonal skills
• A motivated person who shows initiative, reliability, leadership, and a strong work ethic

Education Level Required: 
Years work experience: 
2 years
Available For: 
Local Chinese
Salary Range: 
5001 - 10000
Position filled: 

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