Marifah School

Teacher – Kindergarten

Position Title: Supply Teacher  – Kindergarten – Full-time / Occasional
Reports to: Principal

Mission, Vision, and Goals of Marifah School: Marifah School is dedicated to providing a holistic and inclusive learning environment that seamlessly integrates Islamic values into academic excellence. Our vision is to nurture compassionate, knowledgeable, and morally grounded individuals who contribute positively to society. Our goals include academic proficiency, Islamic values integration, student well-being, cultural diversity celebration, community engagement, and continuous improvement.

Teacher Responsibilities:

  1. Holistic Early Childhood Education:
    • Develop and implement age-appropriate and engaging lesson plans aligned with the Ontario curriculum for Kindergarten.
    • Create a warm, inclusive, and stimulating learning environment.
  2. Islamic Values Integration:
    • Infuse Islamic teachings seamlessly into daily activities, fostering a foundation of Islamic values among young learners.
    • Organize and participate in Islamic and cultural activities tailored to Kindergarten students.
  3. Student Assessment and Progress Monitoring:
    • Assess and monitor the progress of young learners using developmentally appropriate methods.
    • Provide regular feedback to parents regarding their child’s development.
  4. Social and Emotional Development:
    • Foster social and emotional development through play-based learning and group activities.
    • Promote positive interactions and cooperation among Kindergarten students.
  5. Parental Communication:
    • Establish effective communication with parents, including regular updates on student progress and development.
    • Conduct parent-teacher conferences to discuss individual student growth.
  6. Classroom Management:
    • Establish and maintain a positive, inclusive, and safe classroom environment.
    • Implement effective behavior management strategies suitable for young children.
  7. Cultural and Religious Celebrations:
    • Plan and participate in cultural and religious celebrations to introduce young learners to Islamic and diverse cultures.
  8. Professional Development:
    • Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current with early childhood education best practices.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance the overall educational experience for Kindergarten students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a relevant field.
  • OCT certification (preferred).
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Curriculum for Kindergarten
  • 5 years’ experience teaching in elementary schools in Canada or at International Schools
  • Proven experience in creating a positive and engaging learning environment for young children.
  • Professional and respectful attitude with parents, colleagues and administration
  • Evidence of sensitivity and respect for others and a willingness to work within cultural boundaries.
  • Experience developing curriculum
  • Professional learning community (PLC) knowledge and background preferred.
  • Proven experience in programming for students of all abilities, interests, and learning styles.
  • Proficient in English language (oral and written). Fluency additionally in Arabic and/or French is preferred
  • Strong communication both oral and written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to be part of a collaborative educational team.
  • In-depth understanding and commitment to Islamic values.
  • Recent criminal background check, including a vulnerable sector search (VSS).
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada

This Kindergarten teaching position at Marifah School offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the early childhood education experience, integrating Islamic values into the foundation of our youngest learners. If you are passionate about fostering a love of learning and Islamic values in young children, we invite you to join our dedicated team.

Please apply by uploading cover letter and CV or by email to We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those with appropriate backgrounds and experience will be contacted once there are open vacancies.

Employment/Volunteering: Employment
Class: Teaching
Type: Temporary
Location: Stittsville Ottawa

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