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The International School of Lausanne is a leading not-for-profit, English language, three programme International Baccalaureate World School set in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Our school is committed to excellence in education. It strives to fulfil the unique potential of each student in a supportive and challenging holistic learning environment that prepares him or her for continuing education and an active and responsible role in a multicultural world. The school employs 160 employees on its campus where we welcome approximately 850 students from over 60 nationalities, from three to 18 years of age.

For our Secondary School, we are seeking to employ an enthusiastic and professional

Academic Counsellor

Full-time permanent position from 1 August 2020

Position Description
The appointee will be one of two staff members responsible for the academic counselling programme of the Secondary School. This includes a wide range of tasks relating to the support of students, parents, and teachers in academic course selection, coordination of the university application process, and guidance of possible pathways for students after graduation.

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The school: We are a future-oriented, bilingual school offering a student-centred and holistic education to children of 3 months to 18 years of age. We are grounded in our school values and offer an exciting community and learning environment that fosters both a local and global mindset.

Do you believe that education should prepare children for what they need to be successful in the future rather than what was done in the past? Are you excited at the prospect of incorporating real-life situations and relevancy into your teaching? Do you put a child’s needs over the needs of a system? Is interdisciplinary teaching part of your educational philosophy? Do you believe in working closely in a team? Would you rather talk about what your student has learned as opposed to what grade they got on their test? Do you believe that assessments can take on many different types of formats? Are you of the opinion that school is more than just lessons in the classroom? Do open learning spaces excite you? Do you view parents as partners in the process of their child’s education? Have your communication and organisation skills been an asset to you? Are you a lifelong learner who views teaching as a vocation? Have you learnt as much from your previous students as they have learnt from you? Would you like to be involved with a vibrant international community? Do you believe in our mission and are you keen to contrinbute towards our school’s development?

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to consider joining our community where a warm and supportive team, inspiring students, commited parents and an international environment that is passionate about learning awaits you.

The Position:
For August 2020 we are seeking a qualified, experienced and passionate educator to assume the role of a

Primary Class Teacher (100%)

Initially, a contract for the academic year 2020/21 will be issued with a possibility of permanent employment thereafter.

Candidates applying for the position must posses a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) that qualifies them to teach at the appropriate level. Applicants for this position must be native English speakers with at least a basic understanding of German and/or willingness to partake in language courses.

Please send your CV, diplomas, references and educational philosophy in digital format, to Ms. Janine Kozak (Head of HR); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Obersee Bilingual School
Eichenstrasse 4c, CH-8808 Pfäffikon SZ
Phone: +41 (0) 55 511 38 00 Fax: +41 (0) 55 511 38 20
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The School: The Obersee Bilingual School is a state-recognised private bilingual day school with a future-oriented and innovative bilingual (English / German 50:50) curriculum from Baby Care to Matura and IB (International Baccalaureate). OBS pupils are encouraged to ask questions, to research, to think independently and to take responsibility. Highly qualified teachers help in maintaining the child's curiosity through contemporary teaching methods. OBS prepares students for the Swiss Matura and the IB Diploma using a goal-orientated approach and a learning studio model. A well-balanced combination of shared and individual learning helps students to reach their full potential. Regular individual coaching by a teacher completes the supervision.

The position

For the school year 2020/21 we are looking for qualified and experienced Upper School teachers for the following subjects for secondary level (school years 7-13):

  • Arts 30 – 40 %
  • Economics 60 – 80 %
  • Maths 60 – 80 %
  • Physics 60 – 80 %
  • History 30 – 40 %
  • English 30 – 40 %

Lessons must be held in English.

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