Human Resources Philosophy 

HGS believes in attracting, professionally developing, and retaining the very best members of our faculty and staff. We do so by offering a competitive employment package which considers:

  • Salary
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Access to professional development
  • Excellent working conditions!
To ensure relevancy, we periodically benchmark our package with other public and independent schools within Nova Scotia. Doing so ensures that we are able to attract, hire, and retain the very best personnel for Halifax Grammar School. 

Positions Available 

Senior School IB Biology teacher

The Halifax Grammar School (HGS) is seeking a full-time Senior School IB Biology teacher for the 2017-18 academic year beginning August 1, 2017.
 
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our Science Department, and should have a passion for teaching biology.  Moreover, not only should they strive for excellence in teaching but should be comfortable with current approaches to teaching and learning. They will also be committed to the co-curricular program of the school. 
 
The successful candidate will have, as a minimum, a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Bachelor of Science with Biology as a Major. Knowledge of an independent school environment would be a definite asset.
  
Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume no later than 4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, to Steven Laffoley, Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote 2017SSBIOLOGY-W in the subject line.
 
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Substitute/Supply Teachers

  • Teaching staff interested in substituting may forward a cover letter and resume to careers@hgs.ns.ca.
  • We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
 

What Our Teachers Say

 

Who to Contact

 
    • Peter Beazley: Senior School Chemistry Teacher
“I completed my Master's Degree and then my Bachelor of Education Degree. I was considering undertaking a PhD, but I thought that if there was a teaching job that really appealed to me, I would do that rather do that -- and this was a job that I wanted.”

So began Peter Beazley’s career at the Halifax Grammar School, more than twenty years ago. Today, Peter teaches Senior School Chemistry and coaches the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He is known for inspiring a love of chemistry in his students.

"I relate things to movies they’ve seen, or something that is happening outside the window at that moment, or to historical events. I have an interest in environmentalism, so I bring that to it. I try to create a flow of topics that builds understanding.”

He still enjoys being part of the Grammar Experience, of which expectations are a key component.

"We prepare our students for university, yes, but they have to work for it. There are no marks for showing up. Students who are expected to achieve, do rise to the occasion, and achieve great results. These are students who are not solely focused on grades –- they play sports, they’re in the musical -– and they are still going to be ready for university.“
    • Ruth Gallupe: Prep School Teacher
Ruth Gallupe has been a Prep School teacher since 1989.

"After all of these years, I still love coming to work every day. The children arrive and they are so excited to be here, and their smiles are just the best start to my day. HGS is about shaping the well-balanced individual, with an ability to analyze and contribute to the world. This is truly a pleasure to work towards, day in and day out. The smaller class size allows me do that. At the younger levels, the parents tend to be very involved as well, and this of course enriches the program. HGS has exceptional teachers and it is a privilege to collaborate with them. There is a strong spirit of community, celebrating the children’s learning. All of these things contribute to the success of the school and the satisfaction of being a part of it."