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Shekou International School is seeking dynamic and committed teachers and leaders for the next school year. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to become part of a highly motivated professional staff and community, and live in one of the most dynamic cities in Asia.

SIS students learn a standards-based curriculum, enhanced by a strong emphasis on active and personalized learning, literacy, and learning innovation. We are a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School, accredited by WASC (U.S. and International) and NCCT (China). Our IB Diploma Program is well established and we are making preparations for authorisation of the Primary Years Program. For our work in learning innovation and technology we have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School and as “School of the Year” by the 21st Century Learning group. The school emphasizes student communication and thinking skills, personal management and collaborative abilities, while emphasizing global citizenship.

Our teachers and administrators work in highly integrated collaborative teams. The SIS community is close and committed to continuous improvement. Expectations are high and the opportunities for professional development are rich and significant. Compensation is competitive and the earning/savings potential is very good.

Our school is situated in one of China's most dynamic, modern cities, directly across the bay from Hong Kong. Living standards are high with all amenities available and convenient. Situated 30 minutes from both the Shenzhen and Hong Kong airports, travel to all parts of Asia and the world is convenient. Applicants should have significant classroom and administrative experience and have the desire to join a school that is committed to excellence.

Administrative Opportunities:

We are looking for the next leader of our secondary school as Mike Livingston will be leaving us to take on Head of School responsibilities after six great years at SIS. If you have what it takes to be the Secondary Principal who takes us on our next phase of development and growth at SIS please see the job posting at Search Associates or ISS Leadership Positions. Applications close on November 1st, and we will close the search as soon as the right person is found, so don't delay.

We have an Assistant Principal position for the high school which incorporates the IBDP coordinator role. If you are an experienced IBDP coordinator ready to become an Assistant Principal or an AP with extensive IBDP experience or a perfect fit for this role, we want to hear from you.

This is a great opportunity to work with a strong team in a great location surrounded by a supportive and caring community. Hope to hear from you.

Teaching Opportunities:

We seek applications from fully-qualified teachers who are experienced with student-centred inquiry learning and whose professional values and goals align with those of our school. Experience in the PYP and DP will be an asset.

This year we have a number of vacancies we are looking to fill. Please look to see if you have the skills and experiences that will make you the right fit for the school.

2019-2020 Vacancies

Application Process:

Candidates can apply directly to the school (instructions below), however preference is given to candidates registered withSchrole ISS Advantage

or other recruiting agencies. The evaluation of candidates is on-going and we will make offers as soon as we find the right person.

To apply directly to us, please email the two items below to

  • Letter of Interest - Please provide a brief statement describing your interest in SIS and your philosophy and approach to education.
  • Employment History/Curriculum Vitae (with references listed)


Shekou International School

Early Childhood and Elementary School Mountainside Campus

Jing Shan Villas, Nanhai Blvd
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067 PRC
Phone: 86-755-2669-3669
Fax: 86-755-2667-4099

Middle School and High School Bayside Campus

A-101, Coastal Rose Phase 2, Wanghai Road,
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen, Guangdong PRC, 518067


International Schools Services

15 Roszel Road, PO Box 5910
Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: 01-609-452-0990
Fax: 01-609-452-2690

About SIS

Welcome to Shekou International School (SIS). Established in 1988, SIS is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.


Shekou International School presently has over 800 students representing more than 40 different countries including the US, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, France and Germany.

Learning @ SIS

At SIS learning is the focus. See how students are challenged from an early age in a contemporary and academically rigorous environment.

Life @ SIS

SIS provides students with a wide range of creative, scholastic and athletic experiences to engage in.

Working @ SIS

Are you a passionate educator looking to join a contemporary learning community? We'd love to hear from you.


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