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Brief Description of School:

Tokyo West International School is a boutique school located in Hachioji, a suburb of Western Tokyo. We run our school as a place where children are eager to come every day to play with friends and enjoy learning in a supportive environment.

Our main goal is to have children enjoy every moment at school. We strive to improve our facilities and educational background to maintain the highest quality in childhood education.

We even have an organic garden on campus demonstrating our "grow local, soar global" motto.

Tokyo West International School is an IB school located in the suburb of Tokyo, Hachioji City. In TWIS, we value hands-on education, and our motto is "grow local, soar global." For more information about our school, please visit our website. TWIS is currently looking for educators passionate about IB education to join our team.

Main Academic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for a primary class, supporting, nurturing and taking a genuine interest in the holistic development of all children in that class

  • Work closely with the Primary Curriculum Co-ordinator, Head of Year and PYP colleagues to ensure the effective delivery of the PYP programme and to design and implement a relevant, challenging and rigorous curriculum

  • Plan and deliver lessons, ensuring attention is given to appropriate differentiation •Contribute to collaborative learning at all levels of school life

  • Create inquiry-based classrooms that develop critical thinking skills, knowledge and a range of skills within an environment based on trust and respect

  • Select relevant resources and digital tools to support and enhance learning •Develop appropriate assessment tasks, providing timely and effective feedback that enhances student’s learning

  • Communicate effectively with students, parents and colleagues in a professional manner

  • Write formal reports on a termly basis

  • Provide appropriate pastoral support as and when necessary

  • Contribute to the school’s Tutor and House systems as directed by the Deputy Head •Play an active role in the school’s co-curricular programme

Specific Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music

  • A recognized teaching qualification for the required age range

  • Previous experience of teaching the IB PYP is preferred, although outstanding candidates without prior IB experience will be considered

  • Prior IB training is required before taking up post at minimum Category 1 level • Familiarity with various teaching resources including, where appropriate, digital tools to support and enhance teaching and learning

  • Sensitivity to the cultural differences found in Hong Kong and the willingness to develop and maintain a cross cultural approach to work

  • A willingness and commitment to contribute fully to the life of the students and school beyond the academic day, including active participation in the academic enrichment and co-curricular programmes

Other Responsibilities

  • Bus Duty

  • Recess duty

  • Relief teacher when colleagues are absent

  • Overnight Trip Chaperone


Hours: 8:30-4:30 (without Pension Plan) 40hours /week

Holidays: ten business days in summer, winter, and spring (according to the school calendar)

Salary: 230,000JPN/month


  • Visa Support

  • Relocation support

  • Discount on school lunch

  • Professional Development


Tokyo West International School ("TWIS") will provide you with a one-time payment for the actual and reasonable costs of a security deposit (敷金料), broker's fee (仲介手数料), and renter's insurance (保険料) as long as you commute to and from TWIS by riding the TWIS school bus (details to be provided separately) or bicycle.

You need to pay

  • Monthly rent

  • Social Health Insurance

  • Resident Tax (ask for details)

  • Utilities

  • Internet (if you need)

  • Grocery


Please send you CV and supporting documents to and include REF: - Application for position as Music Teacher in the subject line of your email.

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