Primary Classroom Teacher at School of the Nations, Macau

School of the Nations, Macau

Primary Classroom Teacher

Full-Time in Taipa, MO - Primary
  • Teach all non-specialized subjects, including devotions and character development, mathematics, English, science, and social studies.
  • Facilitate learning by becoming engaged in life and progress of each child, including maintaining a close relationship with parents.
  • Establish classroom management through cooperative not punitive discipline.
  • Develop schemes of work and unit plans in line with curriculum objectives.
  • Organize, support and take part school events, outings and activities.
  • Attend staff meetings and contribute to effective and harmonious functioning of the department.


Our primary department is from Primary 1 to Primary 5. Primary teachers are with students for homeroom and core subjects, up to twenty periods a week. A maximum class size of 25 students allows teachers time to develop genuine relationships with their students. Character development and academic achievement are both considered essential aspects to students’ development. Several curricula are currently used and are always being refined. Collaboration between teachers is emphasized to enhance the learning experience of our students.

Working Hours & Schedule

Teachers have 36 working hours per week, which is comprised of up to twenty 45-minute teaching periods, various responsibilities, and some planning time.

There are about 30 days of Macau and school holidays throughout the year which includes both Winter and Chinese Spring Festival breaks, plus about 60 days of summer holidays. Monthly working Saturdays—which often foster community engagement and extension activities—allow us to lengthen our holidays while still meeting contact day requirements.

Compensation & Benefits

The annual base salary, including housing allowance, is approximately US$44,000, after-tax. This does not include the annual travel allowance, new year’s bonus, pension contributions, and a yearly re-enlistment bonus which is equivalent to one month’s salary. Furthermore, the government of Macau generously provides a teacher’s professional development subsidy of at least US$600 per month. Taken together, the after-tax total compensation that teachers receive is roughly US$62,000.

Benefits include local healthcare coverage, half tuition for up to two dependents to enroll in the school, assistance in finding an apartment including a one-week hotel stay, and an interest-free salary advance to assist with upfront housing costs if needed.


Primary teaching qualifications, i.e. A bachelor’s degree in education with a junior/senior primary qualification OR any bachelor’s degree with relevant post-graduate certification in primary education.

Fluency in English, which is the medium of instruction.