Teach, travel and explore Qatar, a small and ultramodern Arab country located along the shoreline beaches and dunes of the Persian Gulf. Doha, the capital city of Qatar is where Hayat Universal School (HUBS) operates a British Columbia Certified Offshore School where BC-certified teachers are needed to teach the BC curriculum.

HUBS Qatar is the culmination of the vision and experience of Dr Ibrahim Al-Khulaifi, a renowned psychologist and educator in the Middle East.

The school employs 50 licensed/certified international educators and 26 Arab teachers to deliver the Arabic Program. The school is supported by a team of teacher assistants.

The school’s reputation and its remarkable success are attributed to its bilingual program, the world-class BC program it implements, and the quality and dedication of the school team of teachers and administrators.

Culture of Qatar

Qatar is a stable and wealthy country. The government has a vision for this small country that makes citizens proud. Doha, the capital is the only city in the country. It is an upscale expatriate-friendly city that is close to many travel destinations. Qatar has taken major strides in developing education with many major international universities opening branches here. The country hosts a wealth of international and regional sports and cultural events. These are some links to introduce you to the Qatar:

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School Community

Students are predominantly Qataris and ESL learners. The school’s Early Childhood Grades (PreKG and KG1) prepare students for the BC Program. English is the main language of instruction in these grades. Their curriculum dovetails with the BC curriculum.

Qatari families are attracted to the school’s mission to provide high quality international education while nurturing the cultural identity of students. Increasing the number of non-Qatari students has been one of the school goals.

To graduate from HUBS Qatar, students have to successfully complete the requirements of the British Columbia graduation program in English. Graduates receive the British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma).

Although the school offers bilingual/bi-cultural education with an Arabic Program that implements the Qatar National Curriculum, the main program is the BC program with the majority of the instructional time dedicated to this program.

The school started in 2009-2010 with K/Gr. 1 – Gr. 3 and has been adding a grade every year with the movement of students to higher grades. The purpose of this approach is to make the lower grades the main point of entry to the school and to keep transfers in the higher primary and intermediate grades to the minimum.

From 190 students in its first year, the school has grown to 1220 students, with 1000 enrolled in the BC Program, which starts at KG2. The remaining students are registered in our Early Childhood Program.

Draw for Employees

HUBS offers competitive tax-free salaries, fully subsidized housing, tickets, transportation, health insurance and family packages. The location of HUBS makes it easy to travel to many destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

There are places that have special walking tracks where people can walk, run or ride their bicycles. There is a running club that meets every Friday morning at 5:30. Cycling is steadily gaining traction in Qatar. Many different cycling groups in the country coordinate rides in and around Doha for people of all ages and nationalities.

Doha is a sports hub. The city hosts many international and regional events including the first international women handball championship. Tennis, squash, football (soccer), golf) for participation or audience.

If you are interested in watersports, there are a number of local operators that offer sailing lessons, kayak excursions, and kit surfing. Quads can be rented to explore the desert and beach areas. Kite surfing and scuba diving lessons are also available.

If you would like to try rock climbing as a social sport, you could join the members of Doha Climbers, many of whom are advanced climbers but beginners are welcome to join.

For travelers, Doha is a great home-base. Its proximity to many regions makes it possible to travel at a lower cost to Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Salary and Benefits

Starting at $44,000 CAD for a new teacher, salaries can reach up to $61,000 CAD annually; depending on your qualifications. The best thing is that salaries are tax-free and paid monthly in Qatari Riyal.

At the end of your service, you may receive a bonus of 70% of one month’s gross salary for every year of service.

Other benefits include:

  • furnished, air-conditioned housing
  • transportation to and from the school
  • utilities paid for except telephone and Internet bills
  • economy airfare at the beginning and end of the contract
  • annual economy round-trip airfare to point of origin at the time of summer vacation
  • private medical insurance
  • subsidized fees for obtaining a Qatari visa, work permit, and identification
  • professional development

If you are looking to travel and an opportunity to work at a BC-certified offshore school with a strong and supportive administrative and teaching team, consider HUBS Qatar.

How to Apply

Apply to teach at HUBS by emailing Bassema Al-Jabi, CEO, at aljabi@eduglobecorp.com the following documents:

  • Resume,
  • Cover letter,
  • Copies of credentials including valid teacher certification,
  • Practicum evaluations and/or reference letters,
  • Information about spouse/children who would move with the teacher including citizenship and age and gender of children, grades they would be going to.

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