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Founded in 1986, Sunshine Montessori School (SMS) is a co-educational independent school for children ages 18 months through Grade 8. Conveniently located in Kitchener-Waterloo, we offer an outstanding Montessori program where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity and passion to learn.

At SMS, we believe our greatest strength is the way we quietly balance a wonderful sense of calm within our dynamic active learning environment, creating a place where students love learning, are encouraged to try new experiences and develop their talents to the fullest.

Stimulating and nurturing each child’s natural curiosity and love for learning within a Montessori environment is at the core of our approach to education. As a community of children, educators and families, our goal is to enable children to reach their full potential at every stage of development.

Please submit your cover letter and resume using the form below, or via email at jobs@smsschool.ca.  Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully.  Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  As a condition of employment, a criminal record check is required.

SMS is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions for the 2018/2019 academic year:

Supply Teachers

Position Title: Teacher
Reports To: Head of School
Status: Occasional
Starting Date: Ongoing

Sunshine Montessori School (SMS) is a co-educational independent school for children ages 18 months through Grade 8. Conveniently located in Kitchener-Waterloo, we offer an outstanding Montessori program where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity and passion to learn.

At SMS, we believe our greatest strength is the way we quietly balance a wonderful sense of calm within our dynamic active learning environment, creating a place where students love learning, are encouraged to try new experiences and develop their talents to the fullest.

Job Purpose

SMS Teachers are expected to have a high level of expertise in their teaching disciplines and are effective, stimulating and competent facilitators of the educational process. All members of the teaching faculty are first and foremost educators but are also expected to be supportive and contributing members of the school community.

Position Accountabilities

  • Deliver his/her teaching practice in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Curriculum guidelines of SMS
  • Be a supportive, positive and contributing member of the SMS community, both sharing and accepting constructive feedback
  • Serve as a role model to other members of the SMS community
  • Engage and communicate effectively with parents
  • Develop an appropriate level of technological expertise enabling them to function in an e-school environment
  • Know and support the Code of Conduct

At SMS, each class is led by a certified and accredited Montessori teacher whose primary role is to direct the child’s natural energy and provide a programme that meets the social and academic needs of each individual student.

Skills, Technical & Behavioural Competencies

  • Post-Secondary Education Montessori Training (MACTE accredited) preferred
  • Teacher education training including ECE/RECE certification is required for Ministry licensed programs dealing with children ages 18 months to age 6
  • Teaching experience in another setting (i.e. University, College, or areas of specialized instruction such as music, athletics) is an asset
  • Teachers will possess appropriate academic credentials illustrating a high level of knowledge and expertise in their teaching discipline
  • Technical aptitude
  • Demonstrates Integrity & Trust
  • Possesses excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and self-management

Workplace Requirements & Conditions

Location:  SMS, 10 Boniface Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 1L9
The work day includes all academic and extra-curricular periods starting at approximately 8:00 a.m.

Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully.  Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  As a condition of employment, a criminal record check is required.

Please submit your resume and cover letter using the form below, or email us at jobs@smsschool.ca

SMS is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. Please contact us at jobs@smsschool.ca for further details or if you require any information in an alternate format.

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Sunshine Montessori School

10 Boniface Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1L9
Phone: (519) 744-1423
Email: admissions@smsschool.ca