Secondary Vacancies

VSA is inviting applications for the following MYP and DP positions for the school year beginning August 2017:

  1. Deputy Principal (Pastoral)

  2. Digital Literacy Coach (MYP Educational Technology Integration)


Please see below for position descriptions.

  1.  Deputy Principal (Pastoral)

       The DP (Pastoral) has major leadership responsibilities in the following:

  • Non-academic development of students.
  • Oversee and develop discipline and pastoral care systems to enhance student learning
  • Oversee the implementation of school rules relating to all areas of student conduct
  • Oversee the maintenance of student attendance, academic, behaviour, ASA, service and other relevant records
  • Oversee the logistics of daily operation at breaks and lunchtimes, such as lunchtime duties for staff, traffic flow, and free period arrangements
  • Compile student lists for Home Rooms and assign teachers to Home Rooms
  • Oversee and manage the Heads of Years team and Homeroom teachers
  • Oversee the organization of assemblies as a vehicle for student centered learning
  • Give input into the strategic plan, and report on pastoral developments linked to the strategic plan

      Person Specification

      The ideal candidate will be/have -

  • a graduate (preferably with a Masters degree)
  • a qualified teacher with teacher registration and a minimum of 8-10 years classroom experience (preferably in MYP and DP programmes)
  • prior experience as a Dean of Students and/or Head of Year or similar
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent behavior issues and psychology and a proven ability to relate to and empathise with students
  • A proactive leadership style to engage all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to support the students' academic achievement, personal and social development. 
  • Proven experience implementing and overseeing innovative proactive pastoral programmes in a secondary school context
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • have a thorough understanding of current developments in educational theory

    2.  Digital Literacy Coach (MYP Educational Technology Integration)

  • Fully certified teacher with at least five years of verifiable classroom experience, preferably in a MYP school or a similar inquiry based and transdisciplinary curriculum.
  • Higher degree/graduate certificate in Educational Technology
  • One or more of the following: Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Educational Leader.
  • Evidence of recent professional development in digital literacy
  • An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration.
  • Experience in implementing technology initiatives such as learning networks (VLE/LMS, Blogs), digital citizenship, challenge-based learning, game based learning,
  • Experience working in 1:1 learning environments and demonstated confidence to push in to classes and offer support in curriculum areas outside of their own specialism
  • Understanding of adult learners and experience of facilitating adult learning such as leading teacher workshops and one-to-one coaching.
  • In-depth understanding of technology operations and concepts.  
  • Advanced knowledge of Apple software and some ability to troubleshoot technology issues. 
  • Experience evaluating learning technology integration using models
  • Superior communication skills to work with teachers with a range of technological expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and use good judgment in providing services based on goals.

For posts (1) to (2),

  • A commitment to student centred inquiry based learning
  • A growth-mindset looking to continually improve
  • Familiarity with and ideally experience teaching IB (MYP and/or DP)
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a new cultural environment

Applicants please download and complete the application form and submit with a statement of educational philosophy and full resume to the Secondary Principal (

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

(Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.)


 Besides, VSA is also inviting applications for the following position.

       Supply Teachers

  •  To be included in the supply teachers’ pool and will be working on an ad hoc basis when required
  •  Registered teacher with the Hong Kong Education Bureau
  •  Commitment to student-centred and inquiry-based learning
  •  Knowledge of relevant IB programmes (MYP, DP) an advantage

    Applicants please send full resume to the Secondary Principal ( Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews in due course.

        (Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.)




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