Student-Teacher Placement Opportunities

Renaissance College is a learning community and therefore supports, where possible, student-teachers through the provision of a number of placements each year, both within our Primary and Secondary Schools. The number of placements and the subjects offered changes annually.

Please see below for details on available placements for 2019/20, the application process and deadlines.


Application Deadlines:

Application Deadline Successful Applicants Will Be Notified On/Before
First placement
(October commencement)
15 March 4 April
Second placement
(March commencement)
15 September 30 September


Available placements 2019/20 academic year:

Primary Placements:

For the October/ November 2020 period we have three placements on offer in the Primary school. If you would like to apply please send your application letter and Curriculum Vitae to:
Ms. J. Ferrari – Primary placement applications by Tuesday 16 June 2020.


Secondary Placements: 

The below placements are on offer for 2019/20 in the Secondary school:


Department Number of placements on offer First placement Second placement
Chinese 2 1 1
Individuals & Societies 2 0 2
Visual Art 1 Flexible Flexible
Mathematics 1 1 0
English 1 1 0
Science 1 0 1
Performing Arts – Drama 1 0 1
Physical & Health Education 1 (tentative) 0 1 (tentative)



Application process:

If you would like to be considered for a placement at Renaissance College, please submit an application letter and Curriculum Vitae to:

Ms. J. Ferrari – Primary placement applications

Ms. B. Stern – Secondary placement applications


At the interview you will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate some knowledge of the IB curriculum
  • Share an understanding of inquiry-based and student- centred learning and teaching
  • Demonstrate good written and oral language skills
  • Share experience of working and/or observing in a school context as part of your preparation for study
  • Explain how a placement at RCHK will fulfil the requirements of the course you are undertaking
  • Explain how you will seek answers to questions you do not yet know, both when teaching students and engaging in your own studies
  • Share a plan for balancing your life commitments, study and teaching

If you are successful at interview and we are able to provide you with a placement, you will need to provide us with the following documentation to secure this:

  • Completed Volunteer Worker Registration & Declaration Form
  • Copy of HK permanent ID card or relevant visa for working in Hong Kong
  • Copy of the University letter stating that you are studying there
  • Copy of their third-party insurance (usually it’s provided by the University)
  • Copy of the ‘Sexual Conviction Check’