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New School Reviews

• North London Collegiate School Korea 8/31 review 11
Bullying is rife & comes from the top down so you’ll need to be resilient… [1,876 words]

• Huamao International School China 8/31 review 20
Please note that the many reviews are from all departments & subjects… [905 words]

• Huamao International School China 8/30 review 19
Completely abdicating it’s responsibility to provide community what they deserve… [1,482 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 8/30 review 21
I’ve seen them deal with faculty in a way that can only be described as dishonest… [1,104 words]

• Khartoum International Community School Sudan 8/27 review 27
Been planning & thinking about writing this commentary for years… [739 words]

• Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 8/27 review 22
To add insult to injury, GIFS also offers the lowest overall package… [645 words]

• Emirates National School Sharjah UAE 8/26
First time reviewed on ISR [1,256 words] 

• Ecole Ruban Vert International School Gabon 8/26
First time reviewed on ISR [342 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 8/26 review 15
This school should be totally embarrassed to use the name Malvern… [627 words]

• Garden International School Thailand 8/26 review 12
There was so much joy & pride here but it’s now been wiped out… [300 words]

• British International School Ukraine 8/26 review 69
I’m tired of the meanness. I’m tired of the selfishness… [1,387 words]

• Kajonkietsu School Group Thailand 8/25 review 3
Found it hard to live on my salary especially with no housing allowance… [264 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 8/25 review 76
I didn’t believe the reviews could be accurate when I made the lunatic decision to join… [346 words]

• Limai Chinese American International School China 8/25 review 2
Expect lots of rules to change as & when they feel like it… [423 words]

• Shenzhen American International School China 8/25 review 20
Moving towards being a space for students to grow & express themselves… [472 words]

• Amadeus International School Austria 8/25 review 3
Staff are pretty much left to sort out everything when they join… [366 words]

• Busan International Foreign School Korea 8/24 review 14
If academic section was much more organised people would have stayed… [467 words]

• Cambridge School Bucharest Romania 8/24 review 2
No parent contact is allowed for teachers… [194 words]

• RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China 8/24 review 6
An honest insight to the experience you would face if you were to take a post here… [939 words]

• International School Brunei 8/23 review 25
There’s been the sense of looming disaster on the horizon for a while… [1,136 words]

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 8/23 review 14
In radical decline due to the leadership currently in place… [558 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 8/23 review 23
I can’t say that anyone should go to Myanmar right now. It’s a country in Chaos… [346 words]

• American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 8/20 review 28
Ownership & admin have solicited staff write positive reviews… [208 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 8/20 review 32
Follows the typical aphorism of if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it… [1,700 words]

• Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey 8/20 review 29
So many pointless meetings, yet still no one knows what is going… [640 words]

• Lycee Francais de Singapour 8/20 review 3
A french education with international & global mindedness… [271 words]

• Kaiwen Academy Haidian China 8/20 review 22
Four years I’ll never get back… [1,002 words]

• Whittle School and Studios Shenzhen China 8/19
First time reviewed on ISR [567 words]

• Universal American School UAE 8/19 review 34
I truly hope prospective employees heed these warnings… [524 words]

• Wuhan Ulink College of China Optics Valley China 8/19 review 4
Nothing has come close to this as a work or life experience… [1,505 words]

• Verdala International School Malta 8/19 review 6
The ‘we’ve always done it this way’ attitude was quite ingrained… [288 words]

• Dulwich College Beijing China 8/18 review 12
Predominantly Chinese students with a heavy focus on EAL… [452 words]

• American School Vietnam 8/18 review 27
Two sides to every story & previous reviews beg the other side be told… [689 words]

• Little Urban Center China 8/18 review 4
Reason & structure have flown out the window this last year… [410 words]

• British International School Ukraine 8/17 review 68
I just wish people don’t follow my mistake & spend a 3 year contract here… [265 words]

• International School London Qatar 8/17 review 19
Do your research before you accept a job offer with ISLQ… [344 words]

• Kuwait National English School Kuwait 8/17 review 18
I wish I’d read previous reviews before signing a contract… [1,019 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 8/16 review 10
It was the most painful experience of my long educational career to work here… [425 words]

• Peninsula International School Malaysia 8/16 review 6
Take stock of what has already been written about the school & its director… [782 words]

• Alcanta International College China 8/13 review 8
Anyone considering, understand that it isn’t actually an int’l school… [616 words]

• Bala-City International School Russia 8/13 review 2
Turnover amongst international & Russian staff extremely high & for good reason… [1,627 words]

• Prince of Wales Island International School Malaysia 8/13 review 3
There were too many changes at the wrong time… [219 words]

• King Henry VIII College Malaysia 8/12
First time reviewed on ISR [345 words]

• Xi’an Hanova International School China 8/12 review 8
Do your two years – enjoy Xian & look around for something else… [549 words]

• International School London Qatar 8/12 review 18
I’ll begin with the conclusion: I cannot recommend this school… [2,020 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 8/11 review 7
A proper survey would easily prove my claim… [125 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 8/11 review 22
Staff seem vulnerable & on edge, not knowing when their time will come… [357 words]

• Metropolitan School of Panama 8/10 review 2
Relies on the goodwill of its teachers to deliver quality instruction… [133 words]

• American International School Lagos Nigeria 8/10 review 23
It’s more livable and easy than you might think… [2,531 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 8/9 review 20
Lack of support & constant blame game starts to take its toll… [101 words]

• International School Panama 8/9 review 18
Gave so little notice of the contract change, no time to look for something else… [175 words]

• Tsinghua International School China 8/6 review 4
Salary is great, community is nice, admin are great & non-invasive… [1,216 words]

• Wroclaw International School Poland 8/6 review 8
If you ever want to feel worthless work here… [95 words]

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 8/6 review 20
Nice looking school. Terrible place to work… [236 words]

• Institut auf dem Rosenberg Switzerland 8/5 review 12
Great place if you want minimal oversight & let issues with management go… [1,016 words]

• American International School Egypt 8/5 review 48
The biggest issue is the widespread favoritism & nepotism… [674 words]

• International School Panama 8/5 review 17
In the spring of 2020, ISP cut foreign teacher pay significantly… [181 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 8/4 review 37
I just had to leave, even with a new headmaster starting this year… [576 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 8/4 review 6
I was very surprised to read the last review… [128 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 8/4 review 9
Hires experienced teachers &  micromanages them once they join… [918 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 8/4 review 17
The struggles still continue at ISM… [162 words]

• Beijing Changping Xinxuedao International School China 8/3
First time reviewed on ISR [410 words]

• Bilingual Kids Academy International School Switzerland 8/3
First time reviewed on ISR [558 words]

• Huamao International School China 8/3 review 18
Provided no resources for proper execution of teaching… [141 words]

• Cambridge English School Hawalli Kuwait 8/3 review 22
Privately owned school, British based & I quite liked being there… [259 words]

• British International School Casablanca Morocco 8/2 review 9
I’ve never been treated so inhumanely by a school… [49 words]

• International School Bucharest Romania 8/2 review 5
If you don’t speak Turkish  you will find it difficult to work there… [108 words]

• Brookes St. Petersburg Russia 8/2 review 7
I stayed less than a year because of how much of a MESS the school is… [279 words]

• Beijing World Youth Academy China 8/2 review 17
Small deficiencies metastasized & continue to hold the school back… [1,134 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Brett Warfield 8/31 (Principal Report 3)
MEF International School Istanbul Turkey

• Dinah Reed Hawtree 8/30 (Principal Report 6)
Prince of Wales Island Int’l School Malaysia

• Campbell Douglas 8/30 (Director Report 2)
Dulwich College Suzhou China

• Saima Rana 8/27 (Principal Report 35)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Alistair Roland 8/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Busan International Foreign School Korea

• Doruk Gurkan 8/24 (Principal Report 10)
Shanghai United International School China

• Stephen Kay 8/23 (Director Report 2)
International School Brunei 

• Thomas Meakin 8/23 (Principal Report 3)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Roger Dutcher 8/20 (Principal Report 5)
American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Darin Fahrney 8/20 (Principal Report 2)
Singapore American School Singapore

• Stephen Kay 8/19 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Brunei

• Darren Hughill 8/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British School Alexandria Egypt

• Charley King 8/17 (Director Report 4)
Brookes Moscow Russia

• Lynne Oldfield 8/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
North London Collegiate School Korea

• Gwyn Underwood 8/16 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Cebu International School Philippines

• Roger Dutcher 8/16 (Principal Report 4)
American School of Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Nathan Abbot 8/11 (Principal Report 2)
Shenzhen American International School China

• Tom Pado 8/10 (Director Report 3)
American International School Lagos Nigeria

• Robert Peters 8/10 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
QSI International School Phuket Thailand 

• Graeme Chisholm 8/9 (Principal Report 3)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Kristen Murphy 8/9 (Principal Report 2)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• George Palmer 8/6 (Director Report 3)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• John Ha 8/6 (Director Report 3)
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea

• Nathan Abbott 8/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Shenzhen American International School China

• Madhu Khanna 8/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Vietnam

• Peter Embleton 8/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Vietnam

• Brenda Williamson 8/4 (Director Report 2)
Canadian International School Vietnam

• Martine Laurie 8/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Tunis Tunisia

• Andrew Williams 8/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Tunis Tunisia

• Barie Pinsker 8/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Vision International School Qatar

• Phillip Burgess 8/2 (Director Report 7)
Malvern College Egypt

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