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International Teaching in Panyu

Opening in September 2020, Nord Anglia School Guangzhou, Panyu (NAS Guangzhou, Panyu) will provide a state-of-the-art, world-class learning and teaching environment with a capacity for 1,800 students ages 6–15, including boarding for 880 students. With a unique blended learning experience, NAS Guangzhou, Panyu will offer students the best of Eastern and Western educational resources and philosophies. Its bilingual program will follow a progressive blend of core elements of the Chinese National Curriculum with other renowned international curricula, taught in Mandarin Chinese and English.

As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, NAS Guangzhou, Panyu shares resources and knowledge with 61 other schools around the world. The Global Campus, an innovative online platform, connects the 61,000 students from all Nord Anglia Education schools based in 28 different countries. In this way, students will be able to extend their international experience into the digital realm.

Currently pre-enrolled are 350 K–8 Chinese students. The teaching staff of 45 comprises 20 from the U.K. and 25 Chinese educators. NAS Guangzhou, Panyu will deliver both the International Primary and International Middle Years curricula. Licensed by the Education Bureau in Guangzhou, NAS Guangzhou is a candidate for accreditation by the Council of International Schools. Because learning and technology have become synonymous, the availability of advanced technology will ensure that all students can carry out learning and research through the Internet and search engines at any time. Students will also be able to also log in to other learning platforms to strengthen their study of English and mathematics. Nord Anglia Schools embrace innovation and collaborations through partnerships with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF to ensure that students and teachers have the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed.

The school’s modern, spacious campus boasts world-class facilities. Elementary classrooms with a capacity for 26 students are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Special rooms have been designed for music, science, and information technology. In addition to well-equipped classrooms, the middle school includes various spaces for specific disciplines: advanced music facilities, design studios, computer labs, science laboratories, art studios, photography darkrooms, and two theater work rooms. For high school students, study rooms have been designed for either individual work or group study. Throughout NAS Guangzhou, Panyu’s facility, spacious corridors have been designed for students to study, rest, or gather. At the center of campus is the Learning Resource Center (LRC), a student-focused facility where, among private or group learning spaces, students can find all kinds of books, computers, electronic equipment, and an administrator on hand to support them.

NAS Guangzhou, Panyu’s boarding service, a five-day system, will be offered to students of every age. An extension of classroom learning, the boarding program focuses on developing children's social skills and independent learning ability. Boarders take part in various cultural, creative, and sports-related activities organized by the school in the evenings and on weekends. In the evenings, students are cared for by a host, boarding teacher, boarding “aunt,” and subject teacher.

NAS Guangzhou, Panyu is interested in hiring certified teachers, including couples with a non-teaching partner. Candidates must have at least two years’ experience and hold their academic degree in the subject they will be teaching. Those up to the age of 50 may obtain a work visa.

Benefits include a settling-in allowance and free accommodation in the first year. Thereafter, teachers may choose their own accommodation if preferred, after giving two months’ notice to Human Resources. Economy airfare is provided at the beginning and end of each contract as well as each mid-contract year. Tuition and bus fees are free for up to two children; however, teachers are responsible for school lunches, uniforms, school trips, and other miscellaneous fees as may be incurred. Teachers at NAS Guangzhou, Panyu will enjoy many opportunities for professional development as part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. Worldwide health insurance (except for the U.S.) is fully covered. This benefits package could mean fantastic savings.

To gain access to Nord Anglia School Guangzhou, Panyu’s full profile on the Search Associates database, including a list of any vacancies, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards.

Please note: The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information may change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile.

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Senior Associate Ray Sparks's over 30-year career as an educator has involved working in Canada, Europe, and Asia.