A Secondary Humanities Teacher is required for a lovely, welcoming private school on the Marshall Islands, ASAP! The school was founded in 1975 by parents on the island who were seeking high quality education for their children. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1994. The school is co-educational and there are currently 330 students on roll, representing diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. English is a second language for the majority of students – their first language is Marshallese and English is used only at school. Students participate in a range of activities during and after the school day. These include gardening, dancing, homework clubs, technology, library, and basketball. Eleventh graders complete a practicum in the community to experience working outside of school as part of their curriculum.
The Marshall Islands is located halfway between Hawaii and Australia. Its capital is Majuro. The climate is beautiful. It is warm all year round and hot in the afternoons but rains quite often. There is the opportunity for island-hopping during the holidays, to explore some of the nearby, picturesque islands. The Marshall Islands is one of the least visited countries in the world! This is part of the appeal of living here. It offers some of the best diving in the world and is not heavily trafficked. Teachers can choose from a range of activities for their free time, including hiking, spearfishing, diving, paddle boarding and surfing. The population is 60,000 with half living in the Majuro city. Living in The Marshall Island is not resort living and there are no golf courses and high-rise hotels! The island offers rustic and very authentic island life. It is a poor country with high unemployment but crime is very rare. People are warm and friendly. There are restaurants, bars and markets within walking distance of the school. The cost of living is very low.
Applicants should be fully-qualified teachers in their home country, native English speakers and applications are welcome from newly-qualified and more experienced teachers. Interviews will take place via Skype and DIRECT will assist with preparation.