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Elementary Teaching Position: Kindergarten
Full-time  1.0 FTE
Posted:  April 14, 2021
Closing Date:  April 23, 2021

Duncan Christian School is located on beautiful Vancouver Island and invites applications for the following elementary school teaching position for the 2021-2022 school year.

Kindergarten Teacher

This 1.0 FTE position involves working with a diverse group of young learners, being part of a collaborative staff, being open to new ideas and ways of learning, as well as continuing a well established, approximately one day per week, outdoor learning program.

 

Successful candidates will

  • Have a clear understanding of Christian Education
  • Practice and demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to the Christian faith
  • Hold, or be eligible for, a valid BC Teaching Certificate or Independent Schools Teaching Certificate and meet the requirements of the DCS Employment of Teachers Contract
  • Practice strong collaboration skills and enjoy working in a team
  • Experience implementing the BC curriculum
  • Be able to confidently teach in a primary classroom

 

Preferred Candidates will exhibit

  • Understanding of and encourage the practice of PBL/inquiry based learning
  • An interest in the development of an early learning program beyond the walls of the classroom
  • Understanding of early childhood learning practices

 

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, or if you have any questions, please contact  Peter Terpstra, by email or phone.  Although we appreciate all applications, DCS will contact only those we select for interviews.

Email your application to: pterpstra@duncanchristian.com

Duncan Christian School
Principal: Peter Terpstra
395 Beech Avenue
Duncan BC  V9L 3J8

Phone: 250.746.3654

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.