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Whole School French Teacher

Job Type

Full-time Position

Location

1341 Belcher St, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0, Canada

Job Description

The Booker School is dedicated to developing a robust French program. As a school, we are looking ahead to accreditation with both the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Program (PYP) and with the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). As such, we are looking for an educator who is passionate in developing and delivering a strong French program.


This position will include:

  • Colloborating on the creation of a French program including a scaffolded curriculum from Pre-Primary to Grade 8, focused on building a strong foundation in French. This includes speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

  • Collaborating with teachers from Pre-Primary to Grade 5 to provide one French transdisciplinary unit per class each year.

  • Developing and nurturing a love of the French language and Francophone culture.

  • Differentiating to a diverse group of learners with varying levels of French acquisition in each grade level.

  • Working with families and children to set goals and individualise instruction.

  • Documenting, assessing and communicating curriculum through the school's online formats.

  • Contributing to the bi-annual TBS Report Cards in December and June.

  • Participating in ongoing professional development and through our Teacher Work Days as scheduled in the Master Schedule.

  • Participating in the Recess/Lunch duty rotation.

  • As a small school, The Booker School is looking for teachers who excel in their profession. We are looking for creative, compassionate and collaborative educators who align with the school's Guiding Statements.


We believe that teachers are the lead-learners in the classroom. We are a small community and building relationships with students, parents and fellow faculty members is crucial to role in our school.


In our commitment to creating an inclusive environment that values equity, diversity and inclusion, we welcome a broad spectrum of qualified candidates. Applicants are welcome to self-identify on their cover letter or resume.


From The Booker School's 7.1 Language Policy


Early Years (Pre-Primary - Primary)

In the Early Years, instruction is focused on oral communication (listening and speaking). Much of this delivery is through song, dance, and play. This early introduction for emerging learners is to develop a love and appreciation of learning an additional language. As the students develop, reading and writing are introduced. As a guide, students are recommended to receive exposure to French at least twice a week throughout the year.


Elementary (Grade 1 - Grade 5)

The French language is more formally taught throughout the Elementary school with more defined curriculum including assessments. A love of learning a second language and appreciation of La Francophonie is still the goal through this policy. As students come from varying backgrounds with different levels of language acquisition, they are assessed on individual growth rather than benchmarks.


Middle School (Grade 6 - Grade 8)

As students become more fluent in French, they balance speaking and listening with reading and writing. Students are expected to expand their appreciation of the language and deepen their knowledge of La Francophonie around the world. As students come from varying backgrounds with different levels of language acquisition, they are assessed on individual growth rather than benchmarks.


Expected Teaching Load (Subject to possible change through the scheduling process)

  • 2 classes per week for Pre-Primary & Primary through a song/play based delivery (oral only)

  • 3 classes per week for each of the classes from Grade 1 to Grade 4 (3 cohorts)

  • 4 classes per week for each of the classes from Grade 5 to Grade 8 (3 cohorts)


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+1 902-585-5000
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