If you are 12 years or older and enjoy working with children, you are an excellent candidate for assistant teaching. Carousel provides the opportunity for students in the intermediate and senior schools to assistant teach a younger children's class. This is a great learning experience for our assistant teachers, counts as high school volunteer hours, and is a lot of fun! Assistant teachers gain valuable leadership skills that they can apply in any setting that involves working with children. Priority placement is given to students who have completed Carousel's summer leadership training course.
HOW TO BECOME AN ASSISTANT TEACHER
If you would like to join our dynamic team of assistant teachers, please send an e-mail detailing your interest in assistant teaching to the CAROUSEL OFFICE. The subject line of your e-mail should read - ASSISTANT TEACHER APPLICATION. In the e-mail, please include your interest in assistant teaching as well as WHY you would like to become an assistant teacher and WHAT special qualities you have that you feel would make you a good assistant. You will also need to include a minimum of three class choices for assistant teaching listed in order of preference. For a detailed list of classes that require assistants, please follow the link below. The deadline for submitting your interest in assistant teaching is Wednesday, August 31st. Details regarding class placement will be provided by e-mail during the week of September 6th.
REQUIREMENTS OF ASSISTANT TEACHERS
Assistant teachers are required to attend an ASSISTANT TEACHER ORIENTATION held on Friday, September 9th from 5:00-6:00pm. Assistant teachers will also be required to purchase an Assistant Teacher T-Shirt for a cost of $12.00+HST. These T-Shirts are to be worn at all times when assistant teaching. A strong commitment is also required. If you will be absent for a day of assisting, it will be your responsibility to find a replacement.
All assistant teachers participate as volunteers. However, those assistants returning for their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years are provided with a small honorarium at the end of each term as a thank you for their time commitment and dedication to assistant teaching.
Any additional questions regarding the assistant teacher program can be directed to Laura Prada.