Secondary School Teachers: English, PE, Math, Foods & Nutrition (Cooking) Back to Jobs

Part-time or full-time options
Posted: May 4, 2020
Closing Date: May 18, 2020, or when filled

Duncan Christian School is located on beautiful Vancouver Island and invites applications for the following secondary school teaching positions for the 2020-21 school year. Part-time positions may be combined to create a full-time position.

  • Secondary English (maternity leave): This position would include teaching 4-5 Secondary English courses (50-65%), and may include additional courses (see below) in order to create a full-time position if that is the preference of the successful candidate. This is a maternity leave position and would begin in late August 2020.  The position is expected to conclude at the end of the 2020-21 school year.
    Note: Courses assigned in addition to the English courses may continue in future school years.
  • Secondary PE and Foods Teacher: For the 2020-21 school year, this part-time position includes teaching Physical Education courses as well as Foods & Nutrition courses (approx. 50%). The Foods & Nutrition courses are part of a leave-of-absence and would likely not be available in future school years. This position could be combined with the English maternity leave to create a full-time position.
  • Part-time secondary team-teaching position: This part-time, fixed-term contract (approximately 28%) will commence at the start of the 2020-21 school year and conclude at the end of the 2020-21 school year. The position will likely involve team-teaching with at least one other teacher, 2-3 partial days/week.
  • Secondary Math (continuing position): This part-time math teacher position (approx. 50%) may be combined with courses listed above to create a full-time position. The position begins at the start of the 2020-21 school year and is expected to be a continuing (permanent) position, pending a performance review and provided contractual obligations are met.

DCS is blessed with a staff who see their work as part of something bigger – an act of worship for the Kingdom of God.  Our staff focus on providing engaging learning opportunities and importantly, seek to give students many opportunities to take part in formational practices that nurture disciples of Jesus.  Rather than simply informing students with the latest content, aiming hearts at Jesus through how we teach, how we interact with one another, and how we love rightly* is a hugely important part of our community. (*Quote from James K.A. Smith, “Desiring the Kingdom”, 2009)

DCS is pleased to welcome over 400 PreK-12 students, including approximately 115 indigenous students from Cowichan Tribes. These families are part of our identity and add richly to the cultural diversity of the school.  We seek staff who have a heart for all types of people from all backgrounds, socio-economic situations, and cultures.  Our staff work hard to create an environment where children and youth feel a strong sense of acceptance and belonging.

DCS is located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. Duncan Christian School has undergone significant growth over the past ten years and is currently operating at or near capacity.  Most Cowichan Valley churches are represented within our school community and we are a non-denominational Christian school with an open enrolment policy. Duncan Christian School is governed by a 6-10 member board of directors representing the membership of Duncan Christian School. Our World Belongs to God is a document that is affirmed by our society and included in our school bylaws. It may help you understand the Reformed roots that continue to impact our mission and vision.

Please explore our website or Facebook page for more information about Duncan Christian School.

To apply, please submit the following by email to Jeremy Tinsley, Principal, at

– cover letter
– resume (with contact information for at least 3 professional references)
– university transcripts (only for new teachers/if you are recently graduated)
– a statement of your personal faith (1 page)
– your philosophy of Christian teaching (1 page)
– valid BC teaching certificate (or anticipated date of BC certification)

Thank you for your interest in a position at DCS. Although we appreciate all applications, DCS will contact only those we select for interviews.

Staff at DCS must abide by the policies set forth in the employment contract and all teachers are required to be certified by the Province of BC.