Primary School Teacher

Deutsche Schule Melbourne is looking for primary school teachers to join our independent bilingual primary school in Fitzroy North, Victoria. 

Become part of our passionate team of teachers and help shape the growth of our school by applying your excellent skills and experience in the classroom and beyond. 
 
You speak either German or English at a native speaker-level and are fluent in the other language. 

 
About this position: 

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Must be able to teach all primary school subjects 
  • Start Date: beginning of Term 1, 2020 (or alternative date as agreed)

Your profile:
After highly successful completion of tertiary studies with a focus on primary school teaching, you have gained several years of experience as a teacher in primary schools. Ideally, you have lived in different cultural environments, are familiar with teaching children from varied language backgrounds and have experience in teaching German or English as a second language. You are passionate about each student’s learning and your teaching approach effectively caters for a wide variation of students' individual learning needs and language backgrounds. You are a team player with an excellent ability to establish trusted relationships with students and parents. You enjoy being part of a dynamic work environment and are motivated by the opportunity to play an active role in the development and growth of Deutsche Schule Melbourne.

Profile of ideal candidates: 

  • Four years of education with focus on primary school teaching 
  • University degree with excellent grades 
  • German or English at a native speaker-level; highly fluent in the other language (e.g. IELTS Academic 7.5+) 
  • Experience working in bilingual school environments and with highly individualised teaching approaches 
  • Australian work rights and Victorian teaching registration or willingness to attain them 

About the school:
Deutsche Schule Melbourne delivers German-English bilingual education for families, who value the benefits it offers. The vision for children at DSM is to grow up learning two languages at the same time, preparing them to become involved citizens of the world. Established 10 years ago, DSM offers bilingual primary school education from Foundation Year to grade 6 with classes taught both in English and German. The school counts 130 students and have a fantastic team of 17 teachers and is continuously growing. Working at our school means working at a bilingual school with an international atmosphere, a recognised school concept and a committed school community. Our aim for the future is to continue the strong growth and ultimately extend our educational offer to a secondary school program based on the International Baccalaureate in German and English (GIB).

We offer you:

  • Unique opportunity to work in a genuinely bilingual school in Melbourne
  • Excellent personal professional development and career progression opportunities
  • Ability to have a material role in shaping the future of the school
  • Competitive salary and benefits