Thank you for your interest in the Harrow International School Hong Kong. You have been directed to the website of TIC Recruitment; we provide a personalised, reliable and responsive recruitment service tailored specifically to international schools and teachers worldwide. We have worked with the Harrow group since 2008 and handle all applications and recruitment for the Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai (opening in 2016).
Below you will see details of current vacancies at Harrow International School Hong Kong. Please click on any relevant vacancy to complete the formal application form. Via this page, you can also download relevant job descriptions/ specifications and the detailed applicant information pack.
If you have any questions regarding the School or the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact Gemma McSweeney:
Tel: +(0) 2920 212083
About Harrow Hong Kong
Harrow Hong Kong opened in September 2012 with 750 students and has grown to a roll of 1115 at the start of its fourth year; the Lower School roll is 480 and the Upper School is 635. The School occupies a spectacular site on the Gold Coast in the New Territories near Tuen Mun. Its Lower School includes Early Years (K1 and K2) and the Pre-Prep School (Y1-Y5); the Upper School consists of the Prep School (Y6-Y8), the Senior School (Y9-Y11) and the Sixth Form (Y12-Y13). Up to half of the places in the Upper School are for boarding, which is largely weekly. There are currently three Prep School Houses for boys, three Prep Houses for girls, four Senior School Houses for boys and three Senior Houses for girls.
The School is very fortunate to have a wonderful new campus with a first-rate range of facilities. The classroom elements have been beautifully designed. Light, wide corridors, very well equipped classrooms and large, departmental office areas purpose-built for collaborative preparation are characteristic of the Lower School and Upper School teaching areas. There are also a number of large multi-purpose rooms. Specialist teaching areas include high quality Science laboratories, a Library and Learning Lounge closely linked to the ICT department located at the heart of the School, and well-equipped studios for art, music, drama and dance. Supporting Physical Education and sport are a swimming pool, extremely large sports hall, very well equipped fitness room, a state of the art 4G astro and tennis courts.
The School’s vision statement, Leadership for a better world, underpins what happens in the classroom, in extra-curricular activities and pastoral care in the School. Collectively, we aim to develop in our students the desire and skills to make a positive difference through people to the communities in which they live. In doing so, the School essentially combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindedness of a diverse student body in Hong Kong: and it constantly seeks a balance between the ‘Harrow’ and ‘International’ elements of the School’s name in its practice.
There are clear differences compared to Harrow: the School is co-educational; it encompasses a much wider age range; it offers both boarding and day places; and it embraces and aims to reflect its location in the vibrant international community of Hong Kong. However, many aspects of the School are characteristic of Harrow: high expectations of students and teachers; excellence in academic work; an emphasis on extra-curricular pursuits; high quality pastoral care; a genuine focus on the individual; the importance of service and the development of leadership skills. The School has also quickly taken on some of the traditions of Harrow that have survived continual scrutiny and review over many years: it has composed its own Songs; some elements of the School uniform; some of the academic rewards and sanctions; and some of the distinctive Harrow ‘language’; and Speeches & Prizes on Speech Day includes some of the traditional ceremonies that have a long history at Harrow.
At all ages in the School, there is a strong emphasis on the quality of relationships and community life, and the personal formation of character of each of its students. In the Lower School, the focus of pastoral care is the Class Teacher. However, from Y6 when students enter the Upper School, pastoral care is centred on the boarding Houses: all boarders and day students are members of a House. Boarding, the heart of life at Harrow, is therefore also integral to the life of our Upper School students in Hong Kong. There are currently three boys’ and three girls’ Prep Houses (Y6 to Y8), and four boys’ and three girls’ Senior Houses (Y9 to Y13). We work hard at establishing strong bonds within the communities of our Houses and the School. Above all, we aim to ensure our students are happy, secure and valued. The result is that there is already an evident sense of pride among students of all ages in the School, and what it means to be a part of it and the family of Harrow schools.
The present student body has a diverse international with 36 different nationalities; just over 35% are solely local Hong Kong passport holders. The focus of the student admissions process is to identify those with the aptitude, ability and personality to make the most of the opportunities at Harrow Hong Kong. And through our scholarships scheme, we are looking to attract outstanding students with the potential to act as significant leaders in academic work, cultural activity and sport in the School, irrespective of their parents’ financial circumstances.
At present, there are 106 full-time members of the Common Room, which has a tremendous blend of collective experience in excellent independent (boarding and day, senior and prep) and state schools in the UK, and international schools particularly in South East Asia. These teachers have already demonstrated the ability and commitment to work effectively and collaboratively in a team dedicated to establishing the School from a ‘blank sheet of paper’. There are now further opportunities to join this team to help continue the School’s development.
Photographs of Harrow International School Hong Kong
Currently no vacancies
Please only apply if you meet the following requirements (for teaching positions):
- Appropriate teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE, BEd).
- A bachelor’s degree in relevant subject in a western university or a university with a western curriculum (except MFL teachers who can have a degree from their country of origin but must have a minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience in a western country or in a western curriculum in an international school).
- The ability and commitment to be excellent classroom teachers, usually with a minimum of three years’ teaching experience.
- A strong commitment to high academic standards.
- A genuine commitment to the wellbeing and pastoral care of children.
- Interests and abilities that can enhance the School’s extra-curricular programme.
- Excellent inter-personal skills.
- Excellent administrative, organisational, and IT skills.
- The ability to inspire others and lead by example, role modelling the School’s vision statement Leadership for a better world in relationships with students, teachers and parents.
Prior to applying please make sure you download the relevant information pack and/or job description in the 'related downloads' section below.
In order to formally apply for a position please click on the relevant vacancy (above) and complete the online application form. Once you have submitted your application you will receive an automated email to confirm receipt.
We will contact references for all candidates who reach the initial shortlisting stage - if you would not like us to request references please specify this on the application form. Unless good reasons to the contrary, references should include your current and previous Head teacher/ Principal.
Applying for multiple positions
If you would like to apply for multiple positions you will need to formally do so. Please select the second position you would like to apply for and click 'apply for this role' - this will then prompt you to answer the following queston: 'have you previously filled in an on-line application form for Harrow International Schools or saved a draft for this vacancy' - please click 'yes' and make sure you select 'copy content from your latest application'. Please then input your email address and password accordingly. This will then load your previously completed form and you can amend accordingly. You can repeat this process for any number of vacancies you wish to apply for.
If you have any problems please download the 'applying for multiple positions' document or get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date is midnight (GMT) Friday 15th April 2016. Early applications prior to the closing date are encouraged.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening.
If you have any questions please contact Gemma McSweeney, Recruitment Manager, on:
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 212083
We look forward to receiving your application and thank you once again for your interest in the Harrow International School of Hong Kong. Please do not contact the School directly at this stage.
- General Information to Candidates Booklet (.pdf format, 7 MB)
- Lower School Supplement (.pdf format, 9 MB)
- Upper School Supplement (.pdf format, 14 MB)
- Director of Music Job Description (.pdf format, 399 KB)
- Pre-Prep Class Teacher Job Description (.pdf format, 397 KB)
- Teacher of English Job Description (.pdf format, 420 KB)
- Teacher of Physical Education Job Description (.pdf format, 420 KB)
- HISHK - Life in pictures (.pdf format, 8 MB)
- How to apply for multiple positions (.pdf format, 242 KB)
- How to load a saved draft (.pdf format, 294 KB)
- General Information to Candidates- Matron Booklet (.pdf format, 7 MB)
- Matron Job Description (.pdf format, 392 KB)
- Teacher of Music JD (.pdf format, 396 KB)