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MacLachlan College invites applications for the following positions:

Primary Years Programme (PYP) Homeroom Teacher 

and

Personal, Social and Physical Education Teacher (SK-Grade 8)

Commencing late August, 2022

MacLachlan College is an independent (Pre-K to Grade 12) co-educational school in Oakville, Ontario. We employ teachers who hold a university degree, Ontario Teaching Certification and are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our faculty is a vibrant, highly-qualified, multi-talented and dedicated team. Chosen not only for the high calibre of their teaching credentials, our teachers possess personal and professional qualities that contribute to the level of excellence and dynamic energy of the education we offer at MacLachlan. Many teachers possess specialties, which are applied at both the Lower and Upper School levels.

MacLachlan is a supportive, collaborative community and exceptional workplace dedicated to providing academic excellence to our students and opportunities to our staff to maximize their potential as educators and mentors. We have a strong co-curricular emphasis and a global focus inspired by our Advanced Placement courses and International Baccalaureate programme. We value professional development for our teachers and provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to our employees. 

 

1. Primary Years Programme (PYP) Homeroom Teacher Position Overview:

MacLachlan College is looking to fill one PYP homeroom teacher position. This position could be in Kindergarten through to Grade 6. The successful candidate will bring a thoughtful, hands-on approach to the classroom that actively engages the students and develops them as critical thinkers and problem solvers. Homeroom teachers are responsible for teaching the core subjects within the IB PYP framework, an inquiry-led, transdisciplinary model that places the student at the centre of the learning. Our teachers are responsible for curriculum planning, instruction, and assessment for the courses that they teach, and also fulfill their homeroom teacher responsibilities. Some additional responsibilities may also be assigned as part of the teacher’s duties.

Position Expectations: The ideal candidate will… 

  • Utilize a variety of teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student success.
  • Use a variety of assessment strategies, both formal and informal, to monitor and report on student learning.
  • Exhibit strong, positive classroom management skills with a focus on building classroom community and ensuring student learning.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, co-plan with grade partner and PYP coordinator, attend meetings and be a part of the PYP Teacher Team.
  • Adhere to the IB PYP philosophy and curriculum framework and apply it with fidelity to classroom practices.
  • Follow the practices and policies outlined in the MacLachlan College Teacher handbook.
  • Be willing to make modifications and accommodations as necessary to support ELLs, students with IEPs, gifted students, etc.
  • Demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents and colleagues alike.
  • Display initiative, enthusiasm and a willingness to participate in all aspects of faculty life at MacLachlan College.
  • Have a positive attitude and be willing to grow their professional practice by engaging in professional development initiatives.
  • Have strong organizational and time management skills, and a proven ability to craft and adhere to deadlines on small and large scales.

 

Position Qualifications & Abilities: The ideal candidate has…

  • An Ontario Teaching Certificate (Good Standing)
  • Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate qualifications
  • Prior experience teaching the Ontario Curriculum 
  • Considerable knowledge of the “Growing Success” assessment policy document
  • Training in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme 
  • Familiarity with SMARTBoard, iPad technology and Atlas Rubicon curriculum mapping 
  • Experience in coaching, clubs or other co-curricular activities

 

2. Personal, Social and Physical Education Teacher Position Overview:

MacLachlan College is looking to fill a Personal, Social and Physical Education Teacher position 

in grades 1-8. The successful candidate will bring a thoughtful, hands-on approach to the classroom and gymnasium that actively engages the students and develops them as critical thinkers and problem solvers. PSPE in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is concerned with the individual’s well-being through the promotion and development of concepts, knowledge, attitudes, and skills that contribute to this wellbeing. Well-being is intrinsically linked to all aspects of a student’s experience at school and beyond. It encompasses physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social health and development, and contributes to an understanding of self, to developing and maintaining relationships with others, and to participation in an active, healthy lifestyle. Some additional responsibilities may also be assigned as part of the teacher’s duties. This position also includes teaching the intermediate Grade 7 & 8 HPE program.

Position Expectations: The ideal candidate will… 

  • Utilize a variety of teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student success.
  • Use a variety of assessment strategies, both formal and informal, to monitor and report on student learning.
  • Exhibit strong, positive classroom management skills with a focus on building classroom community and ensuring student learning.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, coordinated with PYP Homeroom Teachers’ Unit of Inquiry, and attend meetings and be a part of the PYP Teacher Team under the direction of the PYP coordinator.
  • Adhere to the IB PYP philosophy and curriculum framework and apply it with fidelity to classroom practices.
  • Follow the practices and policies outlined in the MacLachlan College Teacher handbook.
  • Be willing to make modifications and accommodations as necessary to support ELLs, students with IEPs, gifted students, etc.
  • Demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents and colleagues alike.
  • Display initiative, enthusiasm and a willingness to participate in all aspects of faculty life at MacLachlan College.
  • Have a positive attitude and be willing to grow their professional practice by engaging in professional development initiatives.
  • Have strong organizational and time management skills, and a proven ability to craft and adhere to deadlines on small and large scales.

 

Position Qualifications & Abilities: The ideal candidate has…

  • An Ontario Teaching Certificate (Good Standing)
  • Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate qualifications and willingness to gain additional levels
  • Prior experience teaching the Ontario Curriculum 
  • Considerable knowledge of the “Growing Success” assessment policy document
  • Training in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme 
  • Familiarity with SMARTBoard, iPad technology and Atlas Rubicon curriculum mapping 
  • Experience in coaching, clubs or other co-curricular activities 

Applications should be emailed to Michael Piening, Head of School at mpiening@maclachlan.ca by Friday, June 3, 2022 and should include a letter of interest, resume that contains your OCT or equivalent certifications and references. As a condition of employment, a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required. We thank all candidates in advance. Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

MacLachlan College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Upon request we will accommodate individual needs for applicants under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act during the selection process.

Supply Teachers in all grade divisions and all departments, MacLachlan College

MacLachlan College is an independent (Pre-K to Grade 12) co-educational school in Oakville, Ontario. We employ teachers who hold a university degree, Ontario Teaching Certification and are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our faculty is a vibrant, highly-qualified, multi-talented and dedicated team. Chosen not only for the high calibre of their teaching credentials, our teachers possess personal and professional qualities that contribute to the level of excellence and dynamic energy of the education we offer at MacLachlan. Many teachers possess specialties, which are applied at both the Lower and Upper School levels.

MacLachlan is a supportive, collaborative community and exceptional workplace dedicated to providing academic excellence to our students and opportunities to our staff to maximize their potential as educators and mentors. We have a strong co-curricular emphasis and a global focus inspired by our Advanced Placement courses and International Baccalaureate programme.

MacLachlan Invites applications for the following positions:

Supply Teachers in all grade divisions and all departments.

 Applications should be emailed to Michael Piening, Head of School at mpiening@maclachlan.ca and should include a letter of interest, resume that contains your OCT or equivalent certifications and references. As a condition of employment, a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required. We thank all candidates in advance. Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

MacLachlan College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Upon request we will accommodate individual needs for applicants under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act during the selection process.