Primary Teacher - Qingdao, China - August 2021

School - Far East / East Asia
IB- Diploma, United Kingdom
Primary-Lower (5-7), Primary-Upper (8-11)
Start Date:
01 August 2021
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
No - flexible
This prestigious school in Qingdao, China is looking for a Primary Teacher to join the school in August 2021. This position will involve the teacher covering primary subjects and disciplines working within a co-teaching model. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area, Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Education in relevant subject, at least 2 years teaching experience as a qualified teacher. All teachers should support the School’s values and Christian ethos, have passion in teaching students, be good team players, sensitive and responsive to the needs of students and demonstrate commitment in teamwork.

The school caters for children from Early Childhood (K2, K3 and K4) to Primary on their Qingdao Campus and from Early Childhood (K3 and K4), Primary to Secondary on their Huangdao Campus. Students complete the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the IBDP programme in Years 12 and 13.

Teachers receive competitive salaries, accommodation, flights, relocation allowance, medical insurance, tuition for up to 2 children and professional training.

The school is located in the beautiful city of Qingdao, which is in the southeast part of Shandong Province (about half way between Beijing and Shanghai). It is a beautiful seaside city with clean air bordered by the Yellow Sea. With winding, cobbled streets it is a modern city that has also managed to preserve some of its historical charm. It's a fabulous location for families and an exciting opportunity to join a relatively new campus in an established and well-respected group of schools.

For more information on China, please see
Number Of Students:
300 students and will grow to 350 next sch
Student Make Up:
Korean majority, other nationalities 30 including HK, Taiwan Chinese
Regional Info:
Qingdao, known as “sailboat capital” and successfully holding 2008 Olympic maritime competition activities, is situated in southeast of Shandong Province. Its east and south parts are facing the sea, with northeast part adjacent to Yantai city, and next to Weifang city in the west, Rizhao city in southwest. The whole acreage of Qingdao is 654 kilometers and, like most Chinese cities, it has a rapidly growing population. With regards to the climate, Qingdao has four clear seasons. In spring, the temperature is pleasant but takes longer to warm up than the inland areas; in summer, it is humid and hot with lots of rain; in autumn, the weather is cool and it rains a lot; the winter time is long and it is windy with low temperatures. August is the hottest month with the average temperature being about 25 degrees and the coldest month is January, with the average temperature being about -1 degrees. Shopping and transportation is convenient in Qingdao and there are many shopping malls, such as JUSCO, METRO, CARREFOUR and LOTUS. Although there is no subway yet, the bus system is satisfactory. The cost of living is average and food and clothing prices are reasonable. Qingdao is well-known for its beer festival in mid-August. For more information on China, please see Edvectus recruiter, Hannah Brant, writes about her expat life in China: Edvectus’ Lisa Ichane’s top 5 highlights of China: Edvectus recruiter, Anda Banks’ journey to China:
Tax Rate:
Taxes typically 25-40%
2 bedroom, 3 bedroom
Flights- every 2 years, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Housing- allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance, Tuition - free for dependants
Suited To:
Climate - cooler, Climate - warmer, Climate -moderate, Dependent children - more suitable, Holiday destination - not typical, Infrastructure - Moderately developed, Unmarried partners - suitable, Urban, Westernised - moderately, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
No - flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
2 years post qualification teaching exp requd, Younger than 60
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