Resting in a leafy residential area, aptly named Jardins, in São Paulo, St. Paul’s School invites a a teach-abroad experience to remember! São Paulo, Brazil’s vibrant financial center, is among the world's most populous cities, with numerous cultural institutions and a rich architectural tradition. St. Paul’s delivers a high-quality British and Brazilian education that drives the personal and academic development of its students, within a caring, inclusive, and united community. Students at St. Paul’s School also benefit from both its rich history and its innovative, modern facilities. The school seeks excellence and modernity in all contexts, and this is reflected in the services and spaces it offers.
At St. Paul’s, they believe in releasing passion to achieve the best in everyone; that people should strive to be better in all that they do, work and play, everyday. With an innovative, structured curriculum, combined with excellent teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, and the best in pastoral care, they equip and inspire all members of their community, including overseas teachers, families and students to become what is known as “Pauleans.”
Their culturally diverse community of pupils of over thirty nationalities includes girls and boys aged 3 to 18. As members of a strong and united community, Pauleans are equipped with everything they need to be global citizens that make a difference. The six core values at St. Paul’s--Aspiration, Adventure, Responsibility, Resilience, Inclusion and, above all, Kindness--shine through their students, on the stage in the theatre, the sports field, in their music making, in their community service activities or, indeed, in their academic studies.
St. Paul’s promotes holistic education for students to achieve their full potential. A wide range of clubs, societies, trips, visits, sporting, music and House activities all enrich the vibrant Paulean learning experience. Students are able enjoy experiences that reach far beyond the classroom walls while also preparing them for the diverse and dynamic world beyond school.
State-of-the-art facilities and experienced staff offer a rich and varied arts programme. Students may take part in plays and musicals, film appreciation societies, wire sculpture workshops, live drawing, and cartoon workshops with professional designers.
An underground sports centre is fully-equipped to provide basketball, volleyball, handball, futsal, badminton, and swimming in a heated pool. Outside, a full-size, flood-lit football pitch and court area for tennis, volleyball, and basketball training offer students every opportunity to develop and excel in sport, with the help of dedicated coaches.
Clubs and societies range from dance to astronomy; from knitting to robotics; from Mathematics Olympiads and debating societies to the Greenpower Project, where students who design, build, and race an electric car represent the country internationally. Model United Nations provides a unique opportunity for pupils to develop their understanding of international current affairs, while honing their debating and public-speaking skills as they defend different countries’ perspectives on mock UN committees.
St. Paul’s is a strong advocate of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, available to all Pauleans aged 14–18. This balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community. Award-holders are recognised world-wide as people who have achieved something which lies above and beyond the usual academic qualifications.
The school seeks to hire overseas teachers who are experienced, certified teachers of diverse profiles, including couples with a non-teaching partner. Candidates must hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching. There is no age limit for certified teachers to obtain a work visa in Brazil.
The overseas teacher benefits package includes a housing package, basic furniture, and airfare every two years, after the initial flight. In addition, St. Paul’s contributes 4% to a retirement plan. The school covers tuition for up to two children, with the teacher paying a small administration fee. Other benefits include subsidized lunch, morning and afternoon coffee, fees for sports. Local health insurance, including life and dental; employees pay a small fee when visiting doctors, taking exams, and visiting hospitals for quick consultations. The package allows for some good savings or the chance for a family of four to live on one salary.
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