Head of Secondary at Renaissance International School Saigon  in Vietnam
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Head of Secondary
Renaissance International School Saigon (Vietnam)

Dec 15, 22
Jan 30, 23





Founded in 2007, Renaissance International School Saigon is a highly regarded educational institution and one that has served the local and expatriate communities of Saigon with
distinction over the course of the past decade and a half.


Not only is the school fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and received an excellent BSO inspection report, our students graduate into leading colleges and universities
and our IB Diploma scores are consistently above world average.


Our curriculum across Early Years to Y9 is based on the requirements of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). During Years 10 and 11, our students study a range of subjects that lead to the award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) whilst our Year 12 and Year 13 students are involved in the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.






Renaissance is driven by a shared commitment to its mission: “As a student-centered, family-focused community, we will guide learners on their journeys towards fulfilling their individual potential, embracing their own independence and internationalism in a safe, supportive and challenging environment”

and by an aspirational vision which is simply to “Be happy. Belong. Be excellent.”

As a Round Square school, we are united around a shared belief in an approach to education based on a collective commitment to the Round Square IDEALS – Internationalism,
Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service – and to four Core Values:

the pursuit of academic and personal excellence,

a student-centred teaching and learning environment,

a strong family focus,

an inherent respect for ourselves, our planet and each other.




The Renaissance facility is purpose built with well-appointed Primary and Secondary classrooms and includes a theatre, gymnasium, a large sports field and a smaller internal field, a 25 metre swimming pool, a modern cafeteria, specialist science laboratories, a designated Maker Space, library and dedicated facilities for Art, Drama and Music. There is a designated Early Years facility which includes its own play space.


Technology is effectively implemented through the curriculum with a small allocation of iPads up until Year 2, the school providing laptops across Year 3 through Year 6 and a Bring Your Own Device programme in Secondary.




The school is seeking a Head of Secondary who:

Works as part of a wider leadership team and accepts the challenge of moving the Secondary School to the next level.

Is an able communicator – both written and verbal – and can motivate a team around a compelling vision.

Is adept in the use of technology and student management systems.

Can demonstrate passion, drive, enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility and adaptability.

Is a strong supporter of the extra-curricular life of a school.

Is a strong supporter of student voice in an educational setting.

Has the ability to inspire and motive a team of professionals to achieve the best for the school and students.

Has the ability to work very closely with Head of Primary in order to establish a whole-school continuum for students and staff.




The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Experience as a Divisional Head in an accredited school in an international setting.

Experience with school accreditation – preferably CIS.

A strong commitment to school improvement with proven outcomes.

Experience in the recruitment process and the ability to attract highly able teachers.

Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

The ability to think strategically and to adopt and a hands-on approach to leadership where required.




Interested candidates should send a formal letter of application which addresses the skills, attributes and personal qualities listed above and include a one-page curriculum vitae, a short statement of educational philosophy and the names, addresses and contact details of four professional referees to:


Mr. James Robert Coulson

Head of School

Renaissance International School Saigon


Applications will close on Friday, 30 January 2023.


Please note that the school reserves the right to appoint before the application closing date if a suitable candidate is determined.


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Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bill Turner’s international teaching career has taken him to Sudan, Italy, Qatar and the UAE as well as his home country of England. His very first teaching position was in rural Sudan.