Careers at SMMIS

Thank you for your interest in a career at Sir Manasseh Meyer International School (SMMIS). We are a not for profit, child centred school that offers a rigorous International Education, imbued with the vibrancy of Jewish values, tradition and culture. We are a diverse community that welcomes students of all denominations and those of other faiths. Our educational philosophy is one that teaches resilience, collaboration, independence and perseverance. We are a smaller school by design which allows us to tailor learning to each child, enabling each child to flourish and reach their full potential. Skills acquisition, knowledge and understanding, is at the heart of our teaching, giving the children the best possible start in life. At SMMIS we have a strong ethical foundation and engender a commitment to social action, healing the world. Our children are encouraged to see themselves as global citizens, with charity and volunteering a strong aspect of school life. We are a school with a strong internationally trained staff body, who ignite a passion for lifelong learning, creative thinking and inspire a curiosity in the world around us.

Our school is a unique place that has a warm, family and community feel, with a focus on student wellbeing and child centred education.  We are driven by our vision to better the world through a first-class education imbued with Jewish values. We have a commitment to academic excellence, a moral purpose, and a commitment to charitable giving and community involvement. We encourage our students to develop a social conscience, a belief in a Growth Mindset, and to become a mensch – a good person.

The school is in beautiful state of the art building in Sembawang. We attract students from around the island and have a truly international mix, with over 30 nationalities and 6 faith communities.

We are deeply committed to promoting the wellbeing of our staff at SMMIS and believe that safeguarding the physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of all our staff is at the core of our success. We try to reduce unnecessary workload wherever we can and seek to promote health and emotional and professional wellbeing through a wide range of initiatives. We have a member of SLT with oversight of Staff Wellbeing and a Wellbeing Team which meets regularly, providing a forum to promote professional and personal wellbeing; to explore and review the way that staff work and to plan events to ensure a happy, healthy and positive working environment for all. Staff Wellbeing is the heart of what we do to ensure that all staff members feel valued, supported and invested in as well as offering opportunities for enjoying activities together. 94% of our staff are proud to work at SMMIS. (Staff Survey 2022) SMMIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy all posts are subject to satisfactory background checks.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.


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I have worked in SMMIS for close to 20 years now and what has remained constant for me, is the fact that I am surrounded by colleagues who have become my family. I have the privilege of working with the most passionate and dedicated teachers, administrators and staff.

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