Teaching at KICS
This is a tremendously exciting time to be part of the KICS family. You will be part of a dynamic team of over sixty teachers of varying nationalities, working towards laying the groundwork for a fairly new school that is the school of choice for families looking for an international standard of education for their children, following the IB curriculum.
The school offers state of the art facilities and well resourced classrooms and libraries, in addition to small class sizes teaching and learning should be fun for both students and teachers alike.
KICS provides a very competitive benefits package.
Working at KICS
As a slightly late arrival, I was very impressed with the warm welcome that I received from other staff members, and I’ve found that people are always very willing to answer my questions about school or living in Sudan. My classroom has great resources and my teaching partner and our assistants have been very supportive, which made it easy for me integrate quickly into the school. It’s been really nice to be able to use the school pool and gym during my free time too.
Lucy Hall-Patch, Canada, Y2 PYP Teacher
KICS students are creative, energetic and have a want to learn. Each year level has developed a sense of community, and this is supported by teachers who want to help students succeed. Faculty are motivated to learn from each other and they continue to build a learning environment that makes students feel safe to explore their ideas and understandings.
Tammie Gilbert, Curriculum Coordinator, Australia
Working at KICS has been very rewarding for both my wife and myself. The students are fantastic and I challenge you to find more respectful, polite students anywhere. Classroom management is at the most minimal and the students are actively engaged in their subjects. The school is exceptionally well resourced and although Sudan can at times be difficult to find teaching resources, it isn’t a problem at KICS as the school supplies everything! The campus is state of the art and very well maintained. Staff enjoy access to all of the facilities outside of school hours including Nile access, possibly the best pool in Sudan, a well equipped weights room and coffee shop.
Jamie Lynch, HS PE Teacher, New Zealand
Working at KICS has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have learned and grown so much during my time here. The school is making some incredible advances, such as with technology and advances in teaching, and there is still much to accomplish.
The support and autonomy I receive from the school gives me what I need to to work with students and faculty to create great learning. This ethos of accomplishment around here permeates all aspects of life at KICS.
Additionally, our home is great. I have lived across much of Asia for more than 25 years, and this is the best accommodation package I’ve been offered. The home is spacious and well furnished, the car is nice, most of our utilities are taken care of our supported.
Brad Arnold, Tech Integration Coordinator, USA
I have been at KICS many years now (since 2006) and one reason is the quality of the school programme overall. Everyone works very hard to provide a top quality educational environment for the students as well as a comfortable living experience for staff at KICS. I would be hard pressed to find issues or problems that are not being dealt with in one way or another. I would agree that no school is perfect but people here really do care about the needs and concerns of each other on all levels of life here.
Robert Denzel, USA, Senior Music Teacher
The accommodation for expat teachers at KICS varies on your situation (single, couple, children) but all apartments/houses are well equipped with furniture, electronics, AC and even cable TV. All apartments have balconies if you want to BBQ and some have access to gardens. Security staff are on site 24 hours a day and always meet you with a smile and will help with your groceries or any sudden issues that may arise. The school has a good helpdesk for any maintenance issues, sometimes they are easily fixed and sometime they take longer, depending on the issue. The best part about the accommodation is how close it is to school – for most locations you can leave your apartment and be at school with the same song playing on the radio!
Jamie Lynch, HS PE Teacher, New Zealand
Admittedly, as a father, the notion of bringing my wife and tweenaged son, to Khartoum was both exciting and daunting, but all apprehensions dissipated within the first 48 hours of our arrival.
The fully equipped quarters assigned to us is quite pleasant, maintaining the yard is a task we assigned to our son, Thor, who is thrilled that (finally) he is designated with household responsibility. Of course, making the house a home comes from within one’s perception, it took a couple of weeks to settle in, rearranging furniture and such. We sampled most of the food of the surrounding restaurants but I knew, the night Thor and I came home to the mixed aromas of my wife Annette’s kitchen; home baked bread, steamed rice and adobo; we were home.
Lawrence Espinosa, Drama Teacher, Philippines
We live in Giad which is close to KICS. All staff apartments I have visited are a decent size and do not feel cramped Our is a spacious apartment with ensuite bathroom for the master bedroom and 2 additional toilets and a balcony. The apartment is fully furnished down to towels and sheets and had everything we needed apart from a few additional kitchen items we wanted. The only downside of the apartment is that it is quite dark in the living areas due to the internal configuration of the apartment which requires some areas to have lights on in the middle of the day. We are very happy with how the school has done its utmost to make sure we had what we needed in the apartment before we arrived down to a fridge stocked with the basics for a few days for when we arrived . Some apartment buildings don’t have gardens which can be a downside as Khartoum is not a very green city. If this is important for you then make sure you specify it when you are asked about your accommodation needs. Our building has a generator which is important as the power frequently goes out, however you are not inconvenienced for more than 10 minutes before the generator kicks in and you have power again.
Jeanette Brooker, Libraries Manager, New Zealand
"The flats are spacious, clean and well furnished. There are electrical appliances available and each room has either an AC/ fan or both installed. The building is kept clean and any maintenance work is carried out swiftly."
Maria Gabriel, Head of Primary, UK