Harare International School - Zimbabwe

 
Evaluation 1).
 
 
Academic integrity of Harare International School
Effectiveness of administration at Harare International School
Academic and disciplinary support provided at Harare International School
Director's involvement in academics at Harare International School
Fair and equitable treatment by board and director at Harare International School
Harare International School has adequate educational materials on hand
Attitude of local community towards foreigners at Harare International School
Cost of living in relation to salary at Harare International School
Satisfaction with housing at Harare International School
Community offers a variety of activities at Harare International School
Availability and quality of local health care at Harare International School
Assistance with visas, shipping and air travel at Harare International School
Extra-curricular load is reasonable at Harare International School


Comments:
The Harare International School has faced horrific economic constraints over the past several years. Now that the economy has stabilized and been dollarized it has been placed under severe economic constraints. Many overseas hires are leaving Harare International School this year, especially those with higher degrees and many years of experience internationally and are being replaced with lower qualified and experienced teachers or with locals.

The school board is made up of primarily local parents who are pushing their agenda: the need to cut costs. The elementary school is....

Housing is adequate at Harare International School, but declining. Most foreign hire housing consists of a walled, electrified compound of an acre or more. Houses have pools and usually nice gardens (depending on the water situation). The furniture provided by Harare International School is for the most part very old, often broken and dirty, and inadequate for teacher needs but the quality varies from house to house. We had to purchase around $1500 worth of furniture to make us comfortable, but this was before dollarisation, and costs for the same would probably be about double this now....


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