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Cambridge Class Teacher for the 2019/2020 academic year

The German Swiss International School-Accra is looking for a qualified native speaker for its English stream.

The GSIS-Accra is a bilingual school and follows the Cambridge program in the English stream.

We are a small, bilingual German school abroad from kindergarten to 10th grade with an All Day School full day, which is well balanced with phases of concentrated academic work as well as phases for relaxation in a very cordial working atmosphere. At the moment about 120 students attend our school. The small size of the classes and learning groups are an excellent prerequisite for ensuring that all pupils are challenged and supported. The committed and cooperative members of staff also offer good opportunities for creative, self-reliant work.

Our school work is based on the quality framework for German Schools Abroad, the Thuringian curriculum and the Cambridge Program.

In the 2016/17 academic year, the GSIS was awarded the quality seal "Excellent German School Abroad". For the necessary expansion and support of our teaching team, we are looking for a suitable locally employed teacher, starting from 01.08.2019.

Job profile

- Teaching across classes in the secondary school

- Management of a class (class teacher)

- Coordinator of the Cambridge program and involvement in school development

- Participation in projects, school trips, working groups, etc.

Requirements

- Qualified teacher who is able to do Cambridge assessments

- Willingness to teach other subjects apart from those you majored in

- Independent, goal-oriented, flexible and interest in new experiences

- Team and communication skills

- Willingness to take up responsibility, curiosity

- Commitment to school and lesson development

- A good command of the English language

- Willingness to learn German

 

Employer’s offer

- Salary is above the local average

- Assistance in finding accommodation

- Support during initial stages

- Friendly working environment

 

If you are interested please send your full application to headmaster@gsis-accra.org

or call 026 326 1491.

Kindergarten

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Internship at the GSIS

The German Swiss International School is a “German School Abroad”, which is recognised by the Ministry of Education. Apart from the nursery, the school comprises the kindergarten, primary, middle and secondary school up until the 10th grade. Due to the large number of pupils without any background in the German language, the teachers and interns have the special challenge of integrating these pupils into the school.

Generally, the GSIS gladly takes interns for the kindergarten, school and administration.

Please read through the frequently asked questions before submitting your application letter to us: Please do contact us if your queries are not answered below.

What is the appropriate duration of an internship?

In the kindergarten and school, the interns should be able to stay at least six months to ensure that the children do not have to constantly adapt to changes. The working hours are 38.5 hours per week from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Three to six months is an appropriate duration for an internship within the school administration.

 When must I apply?

We do not have any fixed times for application and starting of internships.

What are the requirements for the interns?

Interns first language should be German and a good knowledge of English would be an advantage. It would be ideal if the interns area of studies or future profession fits into the framework of the internship.

 

Who should I address my application to?

Please address your application and all attached documents (CV, reference letters, referees) stating the desired period of internship to the head of administration:

Pearl Asare Amoah
Administrator

Contact
Email: pearl.amoah@gsis-accra.org
Tel: 00233 (0)302 22 35 22

We also welcome prospective applications.

 

Do I receive any payment for the internship or are there any scholarships available?

School and administration interns receive an allowance for expenses.

Interns will have to apply for scholarships personally, with applications directed to the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) or within the framework of the voluntary social work with the “Kulturweit”. Please take note that most of the scholarships need to be applied for approximately a year before the actual internship is due to start. We are glad to assist you with any required confirmation which needs to be handed in with the application for scholarship.

How do I find an apartment in Accra?

We support you in looking for an apartment and would recommend various contacts ahead of time. It would be advisable to spend the first week in a guest house and then personally take a look at the various options for apartments and shared house on your arrival in Accra.