Ocean of Light International School is an educational institution dedicated to the development of the spiritual, intellectual, and physical potential of its students in the unique setting of the Kingdom of Tonga. The school offers educational programs for students as young as three years old (Kindy) up to High School Certificate level (Form 7 equivalent) and utilizes a highly respected international curriculum from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom (Cambridge International Examination Program).

The establishment of the school is the result of a desire of a growing number of people to contribute to the betterment of society through educational programs that prepare individuals to capably and confidently participate in construction of strong, successful communities. To achieve this, the Ocean of Light International Schools aims to develop in the students those capacities, skills, habits and attitudes necessary to enable them to provide for their families; to effectively contribute to the peace, prosperity and tranquility of mankind and society; and to participate in the creation of new institutions, processes and relationships as they are defined and established.
The Ocean of Light International Schools is directly administered by a Board of Education nominated by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Tonga. The Bahá’í Faith is the newest of the World Religions. The main purpose of the Faith is to bring about the unity of mankind. One of the principle implications of this is that the development of moral character is crucial in the education and training of individuals and equal emphasis must be placed on this area as well as training in all of the arts and sciences that will be of benefit to the world. The school strives to incorporate Bahá’í ideals, principles and concepts into the curriculum and organisation of the school in a way that does not indoctrinate but instead focuses on the spiritual principles and values that are common to and unite all the religions and belief systems in the world.

International Schools

Physical Education Teacher Urgently Needed

Ocean of Light International Schools is urgently seeing eager, experienced and qualified teachers to apply for the position of Physical Education Teacher.  

Position Description for Physical Education

 Essential Criteria

 

Knowledge and Experience

  • qualified teacher status (through Tonga Institute of Education or overseas equivalent)
  • experience teaching children aged 5 – 15 (formally or informally)
  • knowledge and experience in planning, teaching and assessing against an outcome-based curriculum.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • strong behaviour management skills and ability to work within the school policy
  • ability to inspire and motivate students and engage them in the process of teaching and learning
  • ability to create and sustain a positive and inclusive classroom ethos
  • ability to create a well organised, attractive and stimulating classroom environment that directly supports students’ learning
  • ability to work effectively in a team
  • excellent communication skills in English, on paper and in person
  • excellent organisational skills
  • willingness to identify and initiate a collaborative relationships between the school and health and sporting groups in the wider community
  • ability to coach team sports as well as lead large group physical fitness activities

 

Personal Qualities

  • a commitment to the moral, spiritual and intellectual education of children to ensure that their talents, skills and abilities are utilised for their own progress and for the progress of others.
  • to enjoy the challenge of working in a school where we have to work very hard to ensure children make the progress that they should do and to understand the teacher’s core role and responsibility for this
  • enthusiasm and optimism – a ‘can do’ attitude
  • love of teaching and of promoting learning within oneself and in others
  • commitment to equal opportunities, safeguarding the education of the whole child
  • flexibility – able to deal positively with change and take on new ideas, experiences and challenges
  • perseverance in the face of challenge
  • creativity; the ability to discover innovative ways to address the needs of the curriculum and the needs of students in a unique learning environment.

 

Interested candidates may send their CV to the Director by email or at the following address

 

 

School Newsletter - Week 5, Term 2

Click here to view the latest edition of the Ocean of Light school news with important information on Mid-Year Examinations and upcoming school closures for Baha'i Holy Days and Public Holidays.

School Newsletter - Week 3, Term 2

 Click here to read the first newsletter for Term 3 with information about events throughout the Term as well as updates on current activities at Ocean of Light International Schools.

School Newsletter - 27th February, 2014 - Week 9, Term 1

Click here to view the last newsletter for Term 1, announcing events scheduled for the end of the Term and important information regarding payment of fees for Term 2.  There is also parent information in Tongan language.

Week 7, Term 1 Newsletter

Click here to view the school newsletter that was sent home with students on the 12th of March, 2014.  In it you will find valuable information in Tongan language on how you can support your child with their homework.  It also contains updates on important school events coming up over the next two weeks.  Please email the Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you would like to be added to our mailing list.  Hard copies of the newsletter go out to all students or to the youngest child (if you have more than one child at the school)..  Please check your child's bag regularly for newsletters and class notes.