Search Associates is proud to represent the brand new Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou (Wellington College Hangzhou) as it works to strengthen the partnership and exchange between China and Britain. This boarding school is located in Xiaoshan Science & Technology Polis, a rapidly developing and growing international community in Hangzhou. The campus features five traditional three-to-five-story brick buildings amid lush green lawns, gardens, and playing fields.
Wellington College is a leading international and bilingual education provider in China, with successful schools operating in Tianjin and Shanghai. Wellington College Hangzhou, due to open September 2018, will follow the strong reputation and traditions that the original Wellington College established in the U.K. over 150 years ago.
Wellington College Hangzhou plans to provide a world-class K–12 bilingual education. Currently enrolled are 376, mostly Chinese, K–8 students, with 10% from the U.K. The school follows the local Zhejiang curriculum framework along with both the complete British and International Baccalaureate Programs. The teaching staff of 100 includes 40 from North America and the U.K.
Within the immersive English learning environment, students will also be engrossed in the Wellington identity, values, and ethos. Wellington Aptitudes, derived from the work of Howard Gardner at Harvard University, focus on the holistic growth and well-being of the student. The eight aspects include linguistics; reasoning; social skills; personal, cultural, spiritual, and moral understanding; and finally, physical health.
Bilingualism at Wellington College Hangzhou means a 50/50 percent exposure to English and Chinese. Not only does the school aim for students to achieve seamless transition between the two languages in reading, writing, and understanding, it also aims for students to make intercultural and linguistic transitions in all contexts: study, business, and leisure. The school’s website describes this experience,
“Bilingual learners think, dream and tell jokes in the two languages. . . Wellingtonians will not only be fluent in Chinese and English, but possess the technical language and cultural understanding to allow them to thrive as Chinese citizens learning and working in international contexts.”
Wellington College Hangzhou prefers to hire single teachers and teaching interns. However, they will consider couples—including those with a non-teaching spouse—and outstanding newly-certified teachers. Candidates must possess an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching as well as certification from an English-speaking country. Certified teachers under the age of 55 may obtain a work visa.
The Wellington College Hangzhou benefits package includes considerable allowances for moving in, monthly housing, and annual airfare home. The tuition benefit is 100% for up to two children, and the school provides professional development. Worldwide health insurance—with no exceptions—is also fully covered. The potential for savings on a Wellington College Hangzhou package is fantastic.
To gain access to Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou’s full profile on the Search Associates database, including a list of all open positions, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards.
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