Substitute teacher secondary school / relief teacher secondary school - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 06-18-2024

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.


·        Cover for absent teachers in the German Secondary School following cover instructions

·        Teach the school’s curriculum in the classes you are assigned to using effective and current strategies

·        Cultivate and maintain a positive, productive and caring learning environment in the classroom

·        Maintain clear, regular and positive communication with colleagues and students

·        Represent the school in a respectful way in all external communication


Key requirements

·       Adequate teaching experience

·        Recognized teaching qualification (1st and 2nd Staatsexamen or equivalent recognized teaching qualification)

·        We accept applications for all subject combinations.

·        Knowledge, understanding or teaching experience of the German secondary school curriculum

·        Articulate and effective written and oral communication in German and English, as the medium of instruction is German

·        Humorous and resilient personality with joy for teaching and educating young students

·        Experience with teaching methods that enable individualistic learning

·        Good computer skills and experience with new media in class

·        Openness to work in an international school setting




·        Vertretung von abwesenden Lehrkräften in der deutschen Sekundarstufe gemäß den Vertretungsanweisungen

·        Fachunterricht  in den Ihnen zugewiesenen Klassen unter Einsatz effektiver und aktueller Methoden

·        Wahrung einer positiven, produktiven und fürsorglichen Lernatmosphäre im Klassenzimmer

·        Klare, regelmäßige und positive Kommunikation mit Kolleginnen und Kollegen sowie Schülerinnen und Schülern

·        Repräsentation der Schule



·        Angemessene Lehrerfahrung

·     Abgeschlossene Lehramtsausbildung (1. und 2. Staatsexamen)

·         Wir nehmen gern Bewerbungen für jegliche Fächerkombinationen an.

·        Kenntnisse, Verständnis und Erfahrung mit dem Lehrplan für die 1. Und 2. Sekundarstufe

·        Fließende Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse, da die Unterrichtssprache Deutsch ist

·        Humorvolle und belastbare Persönlichkeit mit Freude am Unterrichten und Erziehen junger Menschen

·        Erfahrung mit Unterrichtsmethoden, die zum individualisierten Lernen führen

·        Sichere Computerkenntnisse und Erfahrung in der Einbindung der neuen Medien in den Fachunterricht

·        Aufgeschlossenheit zur Mitarbeit in einem internationalen Team

Our School

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. In 2022, GESS will be among the best 15 schools in the final for the German School Award.


Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.


Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups.


In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.


To Apply

Your application should include a letter of motivation and your full Resume. We also appreciate copies of your teaching qualifications as well as other relevant references. Please upload your document online to our job portal.


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.