Why Teach at Diamond School?
Diamond School provides an enriched academic program in a safe and nurturing learning environment. Students benefit from our school’s close-knit family atmosphere. Our educational program focuses on academic excellence and social awareness while encouraging the use of technology and the inclusion of fine and performing arts.
In our 50 years of operation, Diamond School has developed a strong reputation in our community. Diamond School is currently enjoying a time of institutional review while expanding to a full Graduation program in the next two years. Diamond school can make a great home to start or advance your educational career as you can significantly impact the direction Diamond school proceeds in the future.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
Our mission is to collaboratively provide students with the tools and skills needed to become active participants in their own education and lives. Students are encouraged to become conscientious, compassionate, and confident social citizens with the knowledge to understand the world and the wisdom and courage to change it.
- It is paramount to instill in all people a sense of compassion, consideration, and responsibility to others and the environment;
- Collaborating with others creates endless opportunities for change and drives success, as more can be achieved together than any one person can achieve alone;
- Knowledge should be shared, questions and curiosity encouraged, and imagination celebrated;
- All people must learn to effectively and cooperatively solve problems and resolve disputes;
- People that have a sense of control over their own learning processes are more likely to be motivated to learn, and therefore more likely to learn successfully;
- Competition in the form of grades, percentage marks, and rankings is counterproductive and harmful to learning;
- Education is a community responsibility and takes collective and collaborative action between school, home, and community.
Draw for Employees
Something that stands out about Diamond School is the positive energy that pervades our learning. When you teach at Diamond School you become part of a family environment where everyone supports one another in a collaborative spirit. Students call teachers by first name, and this seems directly linked to the positive experiences that visiting adults report from their interactions with our students.
Teachers become familiar with students at all age levels as they participate in after school clubs, homework room and the many events that take place throughout the year. There is a strong team ethos and dynamic, which invites collaboration and innovation as we maintain a rigorous academic focus. Teachers are proactive and engaged with students.
Classes have a hum of activity. Similarly, teachers bring energy and enthusiasm to the challenges they face together whether it is in staff meetings, community projects or as classroom neighbours. The reward is a sense of comradery that successful teaching applicants will be invited to experience for themselves.
Why you’ll love it here
If Diamond school becomes your home, you will find yourself in a nurturing place where you can expand your talents as an educator. There will be plenty of opportunities to diversify your teaching repertoire and grow your skills in the company of like-minded others.
Community & School Culture
Diamond School celebrates our students’ love for learning through engaging, challenging, and relevant learning opportunities. Cognizant that the world is in a state of constant change, the school places at the center of its philosophy the importance of arming students with the skills to succeed in later life.
Diamond provides learning opportunities in a real-world context to cultivate a culture of resilient, informed, and independent learners who are well versed in creative, adaptive, and imaginative thinking. The school aims to cultivate students’ ability to meet the demands placed on them in the modern world, be it through technology, science, or social influences. Furthermore, the school wishes to enable its students to be world-aware, caring and to have a strong sense of community.
Cloverdale is a town centre in the city of Surrey, BC, in the Metro Vancouver region. Founded as a small farm community in 1870 for its fertile land and temperate climate, Cloverdale eventually amalgamated into Surrey as one of its six town centres.
Cloverdale has a small-town setting with farms and local conveniences while at the same time providing easy access to Vancouver City with all the benefits of a young global economic center.
Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities
West Coast living offers plenty of outdoor recreation including skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, and more. A two-hour ferry ride provides access to Vancouver Island where there are even more options for outdoor living. Both Vancouver and Victoria as well as many local areas have thriving arts cultures and festivals throughout the year.
The US border is a short drive, which makes day-trips to Seattle very accessible. Between Seattle and Vancouver, residents have opportunities to enjoy a variety of professional and world-class sports entertainment. Vancouver is a large multicultural environment with approximately 50% of its residents born outside of Canada. This means plenty of world cuisine and cultural events for the local explorer.
Salary and Benefits
We review our teachers’ salaries annually to remain competitive with other employers in our region. Our salaries typically exceed those of neighbouring school districts. We offer a competitive benefits package including extended health and dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and accidental death & dismemberment insurance, RRSP matching, enrolment of up to two children of the employee and annual paid vacations.
Professional development and supporting funds are available to support teachers’ growth.