Head of School Vacancy – July 2018

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SVP Head of School Search

STARTING DATE: July 2018

CLOSING DATE: 28th Feb 2018

About the School

Sekolah Victory Plus is a fully authorised International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and DP school of 930 students and 140 teaching staff. We are 20 years old and located in Kemang Pratama, Bekasi. We are an accredited ANPS school and are listed as an A ranked Indonesian school. Approximately 90% of our student body is Indonesian, but nearly all are fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia. Our Indonesian staff, parents and students are very friendly, willing to learn and always want to help.

The location

Greater Jakarta is a wonderfully complicated city, you either hate it or you love it! Our location of Kemang Pratama, Bekasi is actually slightly outside of Jakarta in a leafy, well-to-do neighbourhood, but with Jakarta just at your doorstep. Bekasi has many malls, restaurants, and shopping centres, so you need never go into the centre of Jakarta if you do not want to. Many staff take advantage of weekend trips to Bali, but there is a range of other places to visit in Indonesia; you can dive, climb volcanos, surf or volunteer at an Orangutan centre.

Our vision

We are a caring and responsible community of lifelong learners, global citizens and entrepreneurs.

The position

The Head of School serves as the educational leader of the School. The Head of School  ensures that the implementation of all programs and practices of teachers and staff is consistent with the School’s vision, mission and policies, and that all students are provided with an excellent education to achieve their potential. The duties and responsibilities of the Head include the following:

 

  • Provide Quality Assurance that SVP has high academic standards throughout the school
  • Be committed to promoting diversity and collaboration among the leadership team and the teaching staff
  • Advise on general affairs office operations
  • Recruiting high quality expatriate teachers
  • Lead a full range of activities in support and advancement of the school
  • Communicate effectively with the various stakeholders at SVP.

 

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • A qualified teacher possessing an advanced degree, preferably a Master’s in Education
  • International school administrative experience or documented outstanding educational leadership at an SPK school in Indonesia
  • Intimate knowledge of the programmes of the International Baccalaureate
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience of strategic planning, budgeting, and finance
  • A proven record of recruiting and retaining high quality faculty and staff
  • By Indonesian law must be under 58 years old.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Substantial Indonesian experience
  • Substantial experience as the head in a comparable international IB school
  • Proven success in working productively with boards, teachers, staff, parents, students, and the wider school community
  • Professionally trained in the programmes of the International Baccalaureate ( PYP, MYP and/or Diploma)
  • Previous experience with the IB and accreditation bodies
  • Possess reputable contacts with other International School heads and leaders
  • Trained and demonstrated competence in the use of technology tools
  • Marketing and public relations experience.

 

Personal Attributes

 

  • A compassionate, principled and honest person of unquestionable integrity and professionalism with a genuine sense of humour
  • Visible, open minded, approachable and outgoing
  • A dynamic, inspiring leader and enthusiastic teacher
  • An excellent communicator comfortable with public speaking
  • Ability to be flexible with the constraints of Indonesian life
  • Celebrates and promotes diversity
  • Able to build and maintain the trust of the broader school community
  • Open and receptive to suggestions for improvement.

 

Terms and Conditions of Appointment

The salary and benefits package for the Head of School position will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. SVP is aiming for an initial appointment of two years, renewable by mutual consent.

Application procedure

Candidates should submit a cover letter together with:

 

  • a resume/CV including a recent colour photo (limit two (2) pages)
  • a statement of leadership philosophy (limit one (1) page)
  • names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of professional references, preferably individuals to whom the candidate directly reports or recently reported (we will check with the applicant before contacting referees).

 

The Search Committee reserves the right to contact the writers of any open testimonials that may be submitted for confidential statements. Please copy your CV and cover letter into a single PDF file and email it to: headsearch@svp.sch.id

Please note that, aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a higher standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the Search Committee reserves the right to close the application process early if a candidate is selected before the deadline.

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Positions Vacant in Sekolah Victory Plus

The following positions at Sekolah Victory Plus are vacant for this second semester and new academic year 2018-2019 for local Indonesian staff:

  1. Early Childhood Teacher
  • Temporary Homeroom Teacher (March – June 2018) – Graduates of any discipline
  • Full Time Homeroom Teacher (new school year) –Graduates of any discipline
  • Part Time Mandarin TeacherGraduates from Chinese Language/Literature
  1. Primary School
  • Homeroom TeacherGraduates of any discipline
  • Math Integration TeacherGraduates of Mathematics Dept
  1. Secondary School
  • School CounselorGraduates of Psychology
  • InS Teacher (Individuals and Societies) – Graduates of Geography Studies
  • Bahasa Indonesia TeacherGraduates of Bahasa & Sastra Indonesia Studies/ Bahasa Indonesia Language Education
  • Physical & Health Education TeacherGraduates of Sports Dept
  • Physics TeacherGraduates of Physics Dept
  • Biology TeacherGraduates of Biology Dept
  • Temporary Mandarin Teacher (Feb – May 2018) – Graduates of Chinese Language/Literature
  1. Associate Primary Years Programme (PYP) CoordinatorGraduates  of any discipline

General Qualifications:

  1. Proficient English
  2. Minimum 3 years teaching in similar role in formal school, preferably from IB school

Specific Qualifications for Associate PYP Coordinator:

  • Experience in the Primary Year Programme
  • Proven capacity to lead a team of educators
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate in the planning and implementation of the curriculum across the Early Childhood Education & Primary School
  • Ability to demonstrate outstanding classroom teaching practice
  • Hold a master degree is preferable

Send your CV recruitment@svp.sch.id.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for recruitment process.

Post graduate students of Early Childhood Education – STKIP Siliwangi Bandung visit SVP

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Post Graduate students visit SVP_20171130-135334Today SVP Early Childhood hosted a class of post graduate students programme of Early Childhood Education – STKIP Siliwangi Bandung as a school visit for their learning. We were so happy to hear the closing statement from the lecturers. They were very impressed and grateful for this visit.

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SVP providing free teacher professional development for local teachers

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IMG-20171127-WA0002At SVP we regularly provide free professional development for local teachers from Kacematan Rawalambu. The topic today was “Diferensiasi dan teknik penilaian dalam pendidikan anak usia dini”. 

Approximately 50 enthusiastic teachers from TK and PAUD schools. (kindergarten and nursery level) arrived and were so enthusiastic, all of them stayed until the end.

We hope that they will return to their schools with increased enthusiasm, energy and interest with their increased skills and knowledge. It is simple things like this that we know makes a difference in educating for a better world!

Thank-you to B.Maria, B.Early and B.Aini for donating their hard work, expertise and time to arranging and leading these sessions.

SVP Book Character Parade as culminating activity for Literacy Month

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Last week, witches, princesses, super heroes and even a Mary Poppins, Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle and lego man could be seen at Sekolah Victory Plus! No we had not been invaded by a Disney cartoon, but this was the culminating activity for Literacy Month. Everyone had lots of fun dressing up as their favourite book character and the Primary School celebrated with a fashion parade.

SVP Celebrates Indonesia’s Independence Day 2017

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Every year we celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day 2017 (August 17th is a national holiday, so usually the day afterwards). We always start with a formal flag raising ceremony, including singing of the national anthem, Indonesia Raya. Afterwards students and teachers change into red and white clothing. (white on bottom, of course).

Several of our class blogs have shared their activities for the day, you can read here;

Baby Gym

https://svpbabygym1617.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/independence-day-2017/

EY1

https://svpey11617.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/independence-day/

Grade 5

https://svpgrade51617.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/independence-day-of-indonesia/

more photos here.

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When geopolitics interferes with our school plans

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The recent Qatar crisis in which 7 middle eastern neighbouring counties have closed their borders with Qatar has an immediate effect on us here at Sekolah Victory Plus. One of our expats who is in English right now was due to fly here on Qatar Air via Doha… that flight has been canceled. And of course, since it is close to the holiday period of Lebaran all the other flights are close to booked and very expensive.

But even more challenging is one of our other new expats, a British National, is currently living and working in Qatar, fortunately, he had not purchased his ticket yet and currently looking to see what ticket he can buy to Jakarta. Of course, if the crisis gets any worse he may end up trapped in Qatar (we hope not)

 

PENDIDIKAN VICTORY PLUS: Praktik Langsung di Lapangan

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mengenal-tanamanSiswi SMA Victory Plus Bekasi didampingi Kepala Sekolah Hendriadi Yasir, mengikuti aktivitas warga setempat memanen tanaman Lamtoro atau Petai Cina. – JIBI/Uli Febriarni

Bisnis.com, KULON PROGO – SMA Victory Plus Bekasi sejauh ini memiliki pandangan bahwa pembelajaran yang terbaik adalah ketika siswa melihat, merasakan, dan melakukan banyak hal dengan sendirinya.

“Dusun ini ibarat sebuah laboratorium pembelajaran bermasyarakat bagi mereka, bukan hanya mempelajarinya di sekolah,” ujar Kepala Sekolah Victory Plus Hendriadi Yasir di sela-sela kegiatan Live In 20-22 April 2017.  Continue reading

Run for Victory Race Series 2017

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17201283_10154974020509435_6511598554085433626_nAre you ready ? Have you been training ? Tomorrow morning 248 racers from different schools in Bekasi will be lining up at the start line to Run for Victory! May be the best racer win, but may everybody have fun! Even Pak Liam will be running tomorrow! (but not very fast) Up to 21 Million Rp and prizes available to winners in different categories!

And don’t worry if you are not a speedy athlete, we also have many, many cool door prizes as well! Click below to see the race route maps!  Continue reading