Grade 6 Teacher

  • Seabird Island
  • Agassiz, British Columbia, V0M 1A0 Canada
  • Nov 13, 2023

Job Description

Working within Lalme’ Iwesawtexw (Seabird Island Community School) for the school year, The Grade 6 Teacher will be responsible for providing instruction, preparation, assessment, classroom management, professional development and school meetings, community and parental relations and adherence to all Seabird Island Community School and BC Ministry of Education policies and procedures. You will be a member of an interdisciplinary, collaborative teaching team, liaising with other professionals, students, family members, and community to provide students with holistic, culturally focused education.

Be part of a team where you can positively influence a student’s educational journey and see the difference you can make in a community as you teach the diverse student body of Lalme’ Iwesawtexw



What does it take to be successful working in Lalme’ Iwesawtexw at Seabird Island? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Organized: Excellent classroom management, behavioral management and organizational skills. 
  • Leader: Demonstrated ability to lead classrooms to promote teamwork and create a positive environment for students. Developing relationships with students, parents, families and community professionals. 
  • Passionate: A passion for technology that you’ll share with future generations. 
  • Innovative: A collaborative attitude, participating in planning, developing, extending services and promoting effective strategies to encourage a positive student culture. 
  • Inclusive: Forward thinking, inclusively minded approach to create support students with special needs. 
  • Role Model: High professional and ethical standards. 
  • Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 



Lalme’ Iwesawtexw is a place to learn many skills. We are many nations, but we proclaim one goal to strengthen our pride, our language, our culture and our freedom. Our School’s mission is to provide a supportive and culturally relevant learning environment which places a high value on life-long learning, respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, generosity and hard work. 


We are a Group One K-12 Independent school located 1 kilometer from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver. We have an expected student enrollment of 226 students housed in the main school (K-8) and in the adjacent high school. 


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Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process. Benefits are eligible after a successful probationary period has been served.

  • Extended health and dental benefits, 
  • Accrued vacation and sick time, 
  • Pension plan with matching employer contributions, 
  • Access to internal training programs, professional development and skill enhancement, 
  • Collaboration with an interdisciplinary teaching team, 
  • Equitable hourly rates in accordance with collective agreements, and 
  • Casual dress code 



  • Instruction and delivery of the new curriculum in keeping with the BC Ministry of Education. Delivering the Minimum Instructional Hours as outlined in the contract.
  • Pursue a variety of methodologies in teaching and instructing students.
  • Develop lesson plans and curriculum preparation, including year plan preparation.
  • Review, analyze, evaluate and report on student academic, social and emotional growth. Assessment of school work, projects and exam oversight. Evaluate each student’s performance, knowledge and skills and meet all reporting and assessment deadlines.
  • Taking and reporting attendance of students daily.
  • Consistently meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Undertake effective classroom management strategies.
  • Participate actively in teacher evaluations and acting on areas for improvement or professional development. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Participate in initiatives to ensure individual students have participated in mandatory school work catch-up sessions.
  • Participate in PLC’s when space/opportunity permits.
  • Prepare report cards and progress reports.
  • Mandatory attendance at staff meetings.
  • Be present at school events.
  • Counsels, confers with and communicates with parents, school and district regarding student progress, and in the interpretation of the Social Studies program.
  • Abiding by all policies of Seabird Island Community School, the BC Ministry of Education, Independent Schools Branch and Seabird Island Band.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Seabird Island Community School Teacher Code of Conduct.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Principal, Principal, Director or the Executive Director. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Education
  • Current practicing British Columbia (BC) Certified Teacher qualifications 
  • Solid knowledge of and demonstrated ability in addressing a wide range of academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of children of intermediate ages. 
  • Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedure.  
  • Knowledge and respect of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset. 
  • Experience working with First Nations children and the community is considered an asset. 
  • Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5. 

Reports to: Principal



  • Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which students, staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.


Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas. 


We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.