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Discovery Mind is an international school located in Discovery Bay and Tung Chung whose aim is to provide an interactive learning experience for children from different nationalities and cultures to discover the world with a global perspective. We provide children with exciting learning experiences including a play centre, kindergarten and primary levels at four different campuses. We are a team of passionate educators who like to think creatively. We believe in delivering a rich and balanced educational experience that sparks curiosity and prepares children with the knowledge, skills and understanding for a successful future. As an inclusive school, we embrace diversity, difference and the uniqueness of every learner. We are committed to providing quality education for each child and moving them forward on their individual learning journey.

We invite dynamic and enthusiastic people to join our team. Applications should be made by sending a CV with expected salary and supporting statement to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Applicants who are not invited for an interview after six weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. Unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after six months. All information will only be used for recruitment related purpose.

Discovery Mind is an equal opportunity employer. We treat all staff and applicants with equal respect free from discrimination. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children so thorough background checks will be conducted for all successful applicants.

Working in Hong Kong

In general, non-permanent residents are not allowed to take up employment in Hong Kong, unless the person has obtained approval from the Director of Immigration and have not breached any condition of stay.

For first-time appointee from overseas who is not holding a permanent Hong Kong Identity Card or a dependent visa, a visa/entry permit is needed to work in Hong Kong. The employment visa usually takes more than 4 weeks for the Immigration Department to process the application and we will help you to go through the process.

If you are currently employed in Hong Kong under an employment visa, you are required to seek prior approval from the Director of Immigration for change in employment. Routine applications will normally be finalised within two to three weeks. Please visit 

If you are newly arrive from overseas, and have been permitted to stay in Hong Kong for more than 180 days, you must register for an identity card within 30 days of arrival. An appointment should be made as soon as possible, which can be made online or through the 24-hour telephone hotline. Upon receipt of the identity card, you have to carry it at all times.

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Salaries are paid monthly in arrears, and will generally be credited into your designated bank account by the last working day of the month. If you do not possess a bank account in Hong Kong, you have to go to a bank to set up an account after receipt of your identity card, and
inform the School about the account details.

It is an employment-based retirement protection system in Hong Kong. If you are aged 18 to 65 years old, who will be employed for a continuous period of 60 days or more, you are required to join an MPF scheme. The School, as well as your good self, will make regular mandatory contributions calculated at 5% of your relevant income to the MPF scheme, subject to the minimum and maximum relevant income levels. The current minimum and maximum relevant income levels are $7,100 and $30,000 respectively for a monthly-paid employee. You can be exempted to join the Scheme if you enter Hong Kong from overseas for employment for not more than 13 months, or who are covered by overseas retirement schemes. You can claim tax deductions for your mandatory contributions made to an MPF scheme, subject to the current maximum amount of $18,000. Any voluntary contributions made by you are not tax deductible. Withdrawal of accrued benefits is only allowed when you reach the age of 65, or under certain circumstances such as permanent departure from Hong Kong.

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In Hong Kong, tax payable is calculated at progressive rates on your net chargeable income or at standard rate on your net income, whichever is lower. Your income will be assessed by the Inland Revenue Department, and the year of assessment runs from 1 April to 31 March of the following year. Computation includes an amount of tax assessed for the final and provisional assessments. The School will not withhold the tax on your behalf so you are strongly recommended to put aside some money from your salary for your annual tax demand note.

When you cease employment with the School with an intention to leave Hong Kong and
return to your home country, we will withhold all payment of money or money’s worth to
you for a period of one month until you clear the tax and a Letter of Release is received from the Immigration Department.

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Working at Discovery Mind


A person must obtain approval from the Education Bureau to teach in any nurseries, kindergartens, primary or secondary schools. If you are holding non-local qualification, even if you are registered as a teacher in your home country, you must undergo a qualification assessment at the HK Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualification (HKCAAVQ). The assessment will normally take 15 working days starting from the next working day after the Council acknowledges the application and the process may take longer if the documents are not complete.

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If you are not a Registered Teacher with the Hong Kong Education Bureau at the time of appointment, you have to apply for registration as soon as possible. The Principal/School Supervisor will endorse the documents before you enclose them with the application form.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children so thorough background checks will be conducted for all successful applicants.

After the appointment is confirmed, you have to complete a medical check-up at the clinic appointed by the School. The check-up includes basic health examination such as urine analysis, visual acuity, colour blindness test and chest x-ray to ensure that you are fit for employment.

If you have carried out a similar check-up in the past 6 months, you may check with the School to confirm whether we would accept it.

Our campuses are easily accessible by public transportation network. Both kindergarten and primary schools in Tung Chung are within 10 minutes walking distance from the MTR train station. If you are working in Discovery Bay campus, the 24-hour ferry provides a pleasant 25-minute journey from Central to Discovery Bay Pier. Alternatively, you can also take bus shuttle from Sunny Bay or Tung Chung MTR station to reach our campuses. Taxis are also widely used throughout Hong Kong and are another affordable way to travel.

1. Children Education Allowances

Teaching staff children, up to a maximum of two, are eligible to have up to 50% remission of school fees, summer class and interest classes organized by the School.

2. Medical Care

You will be included in the health care scheme after successful completion of probation. If
you have served for the School for more than 3 years, you are eligible for dental coverage.

3. Transportation allowance
If you work in the Discovery Bay campuses, you are entitled to have transportation allowance if you do not live within Discovery Bay. The School will reimburse either bus fares or ferry fares to you.