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 

Early Childhood Educator
 
Halifax Grammar School (HGS) invites qualified teachers to apply for the one-year full-time term position of Early Childhood Educator in our Prep School, starting August 28, 2017.
 
We are seeking a talented, motivated and inspiring individual to join our Junior Primary classroom. As the successful candidate, you will have knowledge of and experience with curriculum innovations, including the philosophy and principles of emergent curriculum, Reggio Emilia, inquiry-based learning, and differentiated instructional strategies. You will bring experience with developmentally appropriate assessment strategies and the ability to write clearly about complex topics.
 
The successful candidate will have an Early Childhood Education diploma or degree. Experience working with young children in a school setting would be considered assets.
  
Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume by 4:00 pm, Friday, June 30, 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 ECE06302017 – W in the subject line.  We will be reviewing resumes upon receipt.
 
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."