Principal – Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School – Yiwu @ Maple Leaf Schools

Maple Leaf Educational Systems

Job Overview

Are you looking for a new, exciting opportunity to teach in China and travel? 

We are interested in partnering with teachers that have a passion for student achievement and success. Teachers that are collaborative and able to adapt to the Maple Leaf vision and mission. If you are seeking a challenging but rewarding career in education, apply today!

Job Description:

Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School Yiwu invites applications from school leaders who thrive in intercultural environments to apply for the position of Principal.

Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals School Yiwu is a BC Offshore School offering British Columbia K-12 curriculum that leads to the BC Graduation Program offered in grades 10 – 12, and the awarding of a BC Dogwood diploma. The students come from many countries around the world and their positive attitude and desire to learn are key aspects of this thriving school community.

The school has an enrolment of 135 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The enrolment comes from foreign national families who are employed or own businesses in the community.

There is a strong desire among families to have close contact with the school and school leaders. The school has undergone regular BC ministry inspections and received excellent reports.

The successful candidate will be attracted to this unique opportunity to continue to support student success for primary and secondary learners. They will meet the following requirements:

Required Education and Experience

  • Completion of a Masters degree, or evidence of enrollment in a Masters program;
  • British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch certification;
  • Minimum of three complete years of successful teaching in BC public, independent, offshore schools;
  • Familiarity with the technology used in supporting student learning and experience with differentiated teaching practices related to inclusion, diversity and teaching students with exceptionalities;
  • Ability to create a strong team amongst a group of experienced staff on two campuses
  • Ability to work in an intercultural setting where building relationships with all partners that share the facilities will be critical to the success of the program and the school;
  • Knowledge of the new curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies;
  • A willingness to engage in student recruitment activities and activities which profile the school within the community;
  • Intercultural communication skills and a desire to live and work in China;
  • Previous experience in BC Offshore Schools is desirable but not required;
  • Familiarity and experience with Student Management Software;
  • Previous school administrative experience would be considered an asset.

Application: Please ensure you have the following documentation in your application

  • Resume and cover letter, including two references who have supervised your school leadership
  • Proof of valid BC teaching certification
  • Copy of photo page on passport if applying from outside China (to determine Chinese work permit eligibility)

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm January 18, 2023

Please direct all inquiries to:

Jacalyn Kersey


Dr. Patrick Thalheimer

More about the Maple Leaf Schools:

  • Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is the most extensive international school system in China, with campuses in over 28 cities around the country. 
  • With an infrastructure that originated over 26 years ago, Maple Leaf offers a high-quality international education to students from preschool to high school. 
  • We are accredited by Cognia (USA) and inspected and certified by the British Columbia (B. C.) Ministry of Education (Canada). 

Life in China

There has never been a better time to teach in China. Whether you’re looking for spectacular natural beauty, global mega-cities, a rich history or culture of modern innovation, there is a China to suit everyone. So, an international adventure in a fascinating culture? Fulfilling and well-paid work? If these are on your professional check-list, now might just be the perfect time for you to teach in China.

Check out our video of Maple Leaf Schools in China:  or visit our careers website at to learn more.

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Company Information
  • Total Jobs 51 Jobs
  • Location Dalian
  • Full Address 9 Central Street, Jinshitan Dalian, China
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  • School Type Education Company