Sangkhim Canaan School recognises the value of
our staff for they are the people that make the school successful. Every staff
member is encouraged to give of their best and with the highest level of
professionalism. They are asked to serve the school, the students and parents
with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord, doing all things as unto the
Lord. (Col 3:22-23).
The school recognises each staff member as an
individual with unique gifts and disposition and seeks to provide opportunities
for expression of his/her gifts and talents. “Now there are diversities of
gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but
the same Lord.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-5).
The school is committed to providing training,
coaching and mentoring to enhance staff’s personal and spiritual growth and
Duties of Teacher
Teachers have a direct impact on students. At
Sangkhim Canaan School, all our teachers are here because they have chosen to be
in this responsible role of educating the students. Every teacher is committed
to fulfil his/her basic responsibilities listed below. He/She must comply with
school policies and guidelines. Teachers will be evaluated based on the job role
and responsibilities listed as follows:
Spiritual Leadership: The teacher leads by example. The teacher is expected
to be a consistent example in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in
purity. (1 Tim 4:12-13). He / She will provide spiritual guidance to the
students whenever an opportunity and/or need arises. Even though the
teacher may not preach directly and openly during school hours, the student
should be able to read the gospel in the life of the teacher.
“You are our epistle written in our
hearts, known and read by all men”. (2Corinthian 3:2).
Classroom Management/Environment: The teacher is expected to maintain a
neat, organised, clean, and stimulating classroom environment. The students
will take an active part in cleaning and maintaining the appearance of their
classrooms. The teacher shall set up simple, manageable class routines to
accomplish basic tasks, e.g. taking attendance, homework collection, daily
cleaning schedules, materials storage and distribution, etc. “Let all things
be done decently and in order”. (1Corinthians 14:40).
Classroom Decorum and Discipline: An orderly (not necessarily silent)
atmosphere is expected in the class. Students should be aware of the class
and school rules and be encouraged to exercise self-discipline. Where severe
discipline is necessary, the teacher is expected to accompany the student to
the office and to give the Principal an accurate account of the student’s
offense. The teacher is expected to diffuse and deal with the vast majority
of corrective discipline situations within his/her classroom.
Preparation and Presentation: The teacher should have a thorough knowledge
of and interest in the subjects he / she is assigned to teach. All subjects
should be taught in the light of Christian values (eg. Creation and not
Evolution; Forgiveness and not Revenge) and the expected learning outcome.
Clear language and appropriate vocabulary is also expected and a variety of
teaching methods are to be used.
Learning: The teacher should take responsibility for student leaning. He /
She should seek to stimulate and maintain the student’s interest in the
lesson material. Recognition and reasonable compensation for individual
needs is also necessary. A variety of techniques (in addition to testing)
shall be used to measure the student’s progress. The student’s progress is
a good gauge of the teacher’s effectiveness to help learning.
and Communications: The teacher’s daily lesson plans and unit plans should
reflect creativity and a good use of class time. The curriculum shall be
used to establish weekly, quarterly, and semester plans. Lesson plans for
the next school day must be completed before the teacher leaves the school
for the day. The Principal or Head of Department will from time to time ask
to be shown these plans. The teacher has to communicate with the parents
regularly. The parents should feel welcome to visit and assist in the
classroom. However, parents need to make prior arrangement with the teacher
to visit the class
Professionalism: The teacher is to consistently and joyfully demonstrate
pride in his work. He/she has to maintain an exemplary example in
punctuality, speech, attitude, dress and attention to duties. He/she also
co-operates with other teachers and non-teaching staff of the school to give
the best effort at all times and with unselfish love. “Love does not rejoice
in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all
things, hopes all things, endures all things”. (1Corinthians 13:6-7)
Sangkhim Canaan School will recruit the
Principal, Head of Department and full-time teachers that subscribe to the
school Statement of Faith. This is because teachers are an important link to
fulfilling the vision, mission and values of the school. All staff (local and
expatriates) must be able to communicate in simple English as this will be the
common language for the staff. The staff meetings will be conducted in English.
The Principal is responsible for the recruitment
of the staff. He / She will interview applicants and assess their suitability.
The applicant will be informed of the school’s vision, mission, values and
employment terms during the interview.
For expatriate staff, interviews will be
conducted over the telephone, Skype or email. It will be helpful if the overseas
candidate can make a prior visit to Cambodia and the school to find out the
living conditions. Recommendation letters from church leaders are preferred.
Sangkhim Canaan School employs both full-time
and part-time staff. Full-time staff members are those who are committed to work
for more than 1 school year. Staff members should be committed to at least a
two-year tenure to allow for adjustment to living in Cambodia and working in the
The following are the various categories of the
least 1 school year, preferable 2 to 5 years.
Less than 1 year but more than 1 month, preferably 3 months or longer.
Hourly-rated (less than 20 hours per week)
short trips to work on projects – ranging from a few days to 1 month.
Expatriate staff members have to be
self-supporting or supported by the sending organisation. The school may
consider providing some support based on the salary of the local staff.
Expatriate staff members are considered
employees of Sangkhim Canaan School. They shall abide by the terms of employment
and shall be subject to an annual performance evaluation to determine if their
continued employment at the school at the end of each year.
In terms of the cost of living in Kampong
Chhnang, a single expatriate will be able to live comfortably with US$150 per
month as the school will provide accommodation within its premises. For a family
of 4, the monthly budget will be around of US$500.
Sangkhim Canaan School Statement of Faith
Sangkhim Canaan School adopts the same Statement of Faith as the
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
All key school staff
position (Principal and Head of Department) and teachers shall be committed to
the Statement of Faith.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative,
inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33), His virgin birth (Isaiah
7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35), His sinless life (Hebrews 4: 15, 7:26), His
miracles (John 2:11), His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3,
Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), His Resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians
15:4), His Ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19), His personal
return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11)
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for
salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature and that men
are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and
that only by God's grace and through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16–19,
5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8–9; Ephesians 2:8–10; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are
saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the
resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28–29).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ
(Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12–13, Galatians 3:26–28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling
the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13–14; 1 Corinthians
3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).
If you are considering joining
the school, please send us the application form from the