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Position: Kindergarten Teacher (JK/SK)
Organization: North 44° Academy (formerly Guelph Outdoor Preschool)
Location: Orchard Park, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Hwy ON-6, Guelph, Ontario

Start Date: January 2020, flexible start date
Duration: 5 days a week
Compensation: Based on experience.

About North 44° Academy:

We are the continuation of Guelph Outdoor Preschool and have expanded into the primary/junior grades (North 44° Academy). Many of the children who currently attend North 44° Academy have grown up going to Guelph Outdoor Preschool. These children have a genuine love for the natural world around them and have a passion for learning.

We are fortunate to spend most of our time learning in our outdoor classroom—600 beautiful acres at Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Children’s interests and natural curiosity help guide learning, encouraging question asking and problem solving. Being outside daily allows the children to develop an informed and compassionate connection with the environment around them. Attentive, patient, and flexible teachers support children with their learning and passions. Please visit our website to gain a further understanding about what our school is about and whether values align.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a kindergarten teacher to join our team. We are looking for a high-energy teacher that can provide authentic opportunities to a small group of students. The class is of mixed-age, composing of students in senior and junior kindergarten. They must have an enthusiasm for the outdoors as most of the day is spent outside. They must be able to maintain a balance of teaching core skills while providing real-life opportunities for the children to explore and consolidate these skills. Good communication, and strong organizational skills are key.

They must be passionate and be able to develop strong rapport with students. They must understand the value of child-directed learning and how to support it.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Ontario College of Teachers Qualification (OCT) (early childhood specialty preferred)
  • Up to date Police Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with children
  • Outdoor/environmentalist/naturalist experience is preferred

Assets of being part of North 44° Academy:

Living a balanced life is integrated into our everyday rhythm:

  • Small class size allows a strong relationship with students and gives the flexibility to bring ideas to life
  • Supportive work environment
  • Being part of a community
  • Getting fed delicious, heathy food everyday

Application procedure:

Please submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF to:
masha_kaz@yahoo.com
using the subject line: Kindergarten Teacher.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled; please apply as soon as possible.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.

If you do not meet the required qualifications listed but feel that you would be a good fit for this role, we encourage you to apply and address these differences in your cover letter.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 26 2019    ID: 55254