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New School Reviews

• Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 6/29 review 25
No discipline system set up for the school… [470 words]

• Greengates School Mexico 6/29 review 32
Some of us will remain whilst others will be departing… [61 words]

• Walworth Barbour American International School Israel 6/29 review 16
Let’s recap what has been happening since the last posts regarding WBAIS… [175 words]

• Saint Paul American School Philippines 6/29 review 6
The salary is adequate for living here… [179 words]

• Nahda Academy Saudi Arabia 6/29 review 2
After a year of operation we are still running without a licence… [245 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 6/29 review 18
We’ve gone through 4 CEOs since I first arrived… [1,218 words]

• Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 6/29 review 34
Majority of staff in primary have been here three years or more… [360 words]

• Tunku Putra School Malaysia 6/28 review 4
Now is not a good time to work at the school… [216 words]

• Alcanta International College China 6/28 review 5
One of the best schools I’ve worked for as an IB teacher… [605 words]

• Kang Chiao International School China 6/28 review 7
My time here was sometimes good, but the admin is terrible… [128 words]

• American International School Chennai India 6/28 review 23
There is good potential for savings… [424 words]

• GEMS International School Al Khail UAE 6/28 review 3
I was really shocked by how expensive Dubai is… [664 words]

• Rabat American School Morocco 6/27 review 9
The school’s glory days have come to an end… [1,069 words]

• Kampala International School Uganda 6/27 review 10
As teacher after teacher left throughout the year, I felt less & less valued myself… [589 words]

• GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE 6/27 review 18
GEMS freezes teachers salaries… [9 words]

• International British School Kuwait 6/27 review 7
With the correct approach it could become one of the better schools in Kuwait… [269 words]

• Edubridge International School India 6/26 First time reviewed on ISR [424 words]

• British School Kuwait 6/26 review 13
Three statements sum up BSK: Large classes; few resources; grade fixing… [1,068 words]

• Wellington College International Shanghai China 6/26 review 4
If I had the opportunity, I would work there again… [86 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 6/26 review 18
One of the nicest aspects of teaching at CES is freedom to think out of the box… [2,033 words]

• Greengates School Mexico 6/26 review 31
Leadership support and presence is non existent… [162 words]

• World Academy Tirana Albania 6/26 review 9
WAT’s gotten worse every year I’ve been here… [315 words]

• WAY American School Brazil 6/25 First time reviewed on ISR [172 words]

• Al Bayan International School Kuwait 6/25 review 19
Professional development is not provided… [309 words]

• Nottingham British School Kuwait 6/25 review 10
Owners of this school operate on a fear-based form of leadership… [205 words]

• The English School Colombia 6/25 review 13
Lack of clear written policy in most areas, from disciplinary to job descriptions… [251 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 6/25 review 18
The school is shabby and lacking resources… [893 words]

• APU International School Vietnam 6/25 review 3
School layed off several teachers mid-year because enrollment is down… [323 words]

• Nobles International School Saudi Arabia 6/22 First time reviewed on ISR [116 words]

• Bromsgrove International School Thailand 6/22 review 33
HR support is minimal & new staff need to manage many issues by themselves… [156 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou China 6/22 review 3
I taught IGCSE and there is no standard for English ability… [1,297 words]

• British International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 6/22 review 5
The kids are fantastic, parents are great & staff are brilliant… [641 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 6/22 review 8
Used to be a happy school following an IB philosophy, however… [438 words]

• Rabat American School Morocco 6/21 review 8
I entered the school during its hour of glory, I’m now running from a sinking ship… [1,249 words]

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 6/21 review 18
Do you love chaos and uncertainty? Then boy is this the school for you!… [687 words]

• Tokyo Korean School Japan 6/21 review 4
Little understanding of effective educational practice… [70 words]

• International School Azerbaijan 6/21 review 17
Salary increments and repatriations have been slashed… [392 words]

• Vision International School Qatar 6/20 review 21
Don’t be surprised if you have to wait up to a year to have health care… [651 words]

• American Creativity Academy Kuwait 6/20 review 40
Students are generally too far behind to do IB curriculum… [667 words]

• ISA International School Guangzhou China 6/20 review 7
Salary is lower than other int’l schools, but, the requirements are low too… [374 words]

• American Schools Angola 6/20 review 2
The school has learned from mistakes and experiences… [478 words]

• American School Puebla Mexico 6/19 review 2
English teachers leave after just a few months… [764 words]

• Nottingham British School Kuwait 6/19 review 9
They tend to recruit inexperienced teachers, it can become very frustrating… [170 words]

• Canadian International School Singapore 6/19 review 23
Very nice school community and family feel amongst the educators… [862 words]

• Jerudong International School Brunei Darussalam 6/19 review 5
The pay is good and you can save easily… [308 words]

• World Academy Tirana Albania 6/18 review 8
You will not receive any housing benefits… [53 words]

• International School Hamburg Germany 6/18 review 5
The pay is tight on one salary for families… [86 words]

• Shanghai United International School China 6/18 review 16
There are 6 admin, despite this I feel there is no real leadership… [521 words]

• Orchlon International School Mongolia 6/18 review 4
Huge lack of discipline in the school because admin didn’t want to lose students… [422 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 6/15 review 10
Insurance coverage ends on your last day of work… [226 words]

• American Overseas School Rome Italy 6/15 review 3
Limited professional development is offered… [89 words]

• American International School Vietnam 6/15 review 27
School has potential, but is a mess with no real fixes… [177 words]

• Awfaz Global School Qatar 6/15 review 4
You should not expect your contract for at least the first 6 month after arriving… [291 words]

• American School Bombay India 6/15 review 14
I was fired after questioning an evaluation & forced to leave India within 24 hours… [422 words]

• Blue Valley School Costa Rica 6/14 First time reviewed on ISR [328 words]

• British International School Hanoi Vietnam 6/14 review 2
A good package and the ability to save… [704 words]

• Nottingham British School Kuwait 6/14 review 7
NBS accepts everyone, even students that fail their intake assessments… [440 words]

• Nottingham British School Kuwait 6/14 review 8
Throughout the year a total of 33 staff, there are only 40 teachers at the school… [1,230 words]

• Buena Vista Concordia International School China 6/14 review 2
No license after seven years. A new principal EVERY year… [404 words]

• Talent International & The Infant School Bahrain 6/14 review 2
Words fail to adequately describe how abysmal this experience was!… [408 words]

• Panajachel Colegio International Guatemala 6/13 First time reviewed on ISR [310 words]

• ISG Dhahran High School Saudi Arabia 6/13 review 3
People stay because the salary is good & the travel opportunities are great… [315 words]

• British Vietnamese International School Hanoi Vietnam 6/13 review 20
Leadership lacks a vision and change is not embraced… [145 words]

• Cebu International School Philippines 6/13 review 12
Teachers are treated with little to no respect… [314 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 6/13 review 11
Poor leadership, inconsistent policies, & ill-timed communication… [1,454 words]

• Help International School Malaysia 6/12 First time reviewed on ISR [401 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 6/12 review 22
Overall, ISHCMC is a good school, but… [209 words]

• American International School Mozambique 6/12 review 8
The housing provided is generally good quality. The package is good… [163 words]

• International School Myanmar 6/12 review 32
3 teachers were fired by the board on the next to the last day of the school year without notice… [334 words]

• International School Neustadt Germany 6/11 First time reviewed on ISR [763 words]

• Bandung Independent School Indonesia 6/11 review 8
The school is struggling to cope with dwindling enrollment… [561 words]

• Norwich International School Thailand 6/11 review 2
The third Headmaster in three years is due to start in August… [214 words]

• Copenhagen International School Denmark 6/11 review 8
The future for CIS is bleak… [973 words]

• Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 6/11 review 24
55 teachers are leaving this year. Both Arabic and Expat… [361 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 6/11 review 9
Things in the school are gradually improving… [1,065 words]

• Colegio Atid Mexico 6/8 review 3
The school treats people as replaceable and disposable… [1,837 words]

• St. George’s College Quilmes Argentina 6/8 review 24
Lacks basic resources, such as board markers, & there’s no equipment budget… [643 words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 6/8 review 6
Here are a few examples of how this school operates & treats staff… [454 words]

• Pan American School Porto Alegre Brazil 6/8 review 3
This is a school that is constantly growing and improving… [374 words]

• Tsinghua High School International China 6/8 review 5
There are multiple people being fired for no apparent reason… [524 words]

• Dalian American International School China 6/7 review 5
Has an excellent financial package & support staff are wonderful… [583 words]

• American International School Vietnam 6/7 review 26
No set policies or procedures & different rules apply to different people… [159 words]

• Western International School Shanghai China 6/7 review 5
WISS is a full continuum IB World School and a hidden gem in Shanghai!… [425 words]

• Istanbul International Community School Turkey 6/6 review 14
The school’s overall package is inadequate… [265 words]

• Sherborne Qatar 6/6 review 7
Staff CPD is an area in which I feel the school has worked hard to develop… [798 words]

• British International School Ukraine 6/6 review 33
Kyiv is a vibrant city with no shortage of things to do and see… [291 words]

• Canadian International School Singapore 6/6 review 22
The only plus side would be the pay and benefits offered… [586 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 6/5 review 11
A very tough school to get into, so be on your A game if you interview… [516 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 6/5 review 24
The biggest problem is being removed and I’m sure the school will flourish… [228 words]

• Tsinghua High School International China 6/5 review 4
I was very disappointed with how the school was run… [332 words]

• Tsinghua High School International China 6/5 review 5
The worst experience I had with the school was dealing with HR… [524 words]

• QSI International School of Chengdu China 6/4 review 8
Package is more than adequate, especially if you have children… [547 words]

• American International School Kuwait 6/4 review 65
To sum up AIS: Kids are really, really tough to teach… [296 words]

• Rabat American School Morocco 6/4 review 7
School is undergoing PROFOUND changes at present… [67 words]

• Colegio Colombo Britanico Colombia 6/4 review 2
Salary paid in pesos and it is very expensive here… [279 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 6/1 review 9
I used to love teaching, then I came here… [282 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 6/1 review 11
I enjoyed my first few months here, until the nepotism became obvious… [271 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 6/1 review 23
New admin are bringing the hope of improved morale… [332 words]

• Magic Years International School Thailand 6/1 review 2
What they lack in monetary compensation, they makeup in professional growth & job satisfaction… [262 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 6/1 review 17
School is maintaining stability in an unstable climate… [53 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Jessica Brown 6/29 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Helen Newton 6/27 (Director Report 5)
International British School Kuwait

• Hugh Schoolman 6/26 (Principal Report 2)
Colegio Jorge Washington Colombia

• Sean Goudie 6/26 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Rabat American School Morocco

• Gustav Gropp 6/26 (Director Report 2)
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Josh Bishop 6/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Bombay India

• Chris Andre 6/25 (Director Report 2)
International School Azerbaijan

• Zakariya Palsha 6/25 (Director Report 5)
Al Bayan International School Kuwait

• Joan Philp 6/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Utahloy International School Guangzhou China

• Myles D’Airelle 6/22 (Principal Report 4)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Jeffrey Holcomb 6/22 (Principal Report 2)
Seoul Foreign School Korea

• Brian Lalor 6/21 (Principal Report 3)
Xi’an Hi-Tech International School China

• Peter Harris 6/21 (Principal Report 4)
British International School Ukraine

• Simon Atkinson 6/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International British School Kuwait

• Helen Newton 6/20 (Principal Report 4)
International British School Kuwait

• Angela Henderson 6/19 (Principal Report 2)
Canadian International School Singapore

• Yasir Patel 6/19 (Director Report 6)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Matthew Stalker 6/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

QSI Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

• Christophe Henry 6/18 (Principal Report 4)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• Charles Pawlik 6/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Albanian College Durres Albania

• Naomi Pawlik 6/14 (Director Report 6)
Albanian College Durres Albania

• Ted Mockrish 6/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Cebu International School Philippines

• Bryan Ashby 6/13 (Director Report 6)
Hong Qiao International School China

• Sascha Heckmann 6/12 (Director Report 16)
American International School Mozambique

• Sascha Heckmann 6/12 (Director Report 17)
American International School Mozambique

• Bryn Gabriel 6/12 (Director Report 2)
International School Myanmar

• Doreen Garrigan 6/12 (Principal Report 2)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Michael Murphy 6/11 (Principal Report 3)
American School Kuwait

• Elsa Donohue 6/11 (Principal Report 3)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• Graham Turner 6/8 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

RDFZ International Curriculum Center China

• David Bair 6/8 (Principal Report 2)
American School of Brasilia Brazil

• Christophe Henry 6/8 (Principal Report 3)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• James Joubert 6/7 (Principal Report 3)
American International School Vietnam

• Ross Halliday 6/7 (Principal Report 3)
American International School Vietnam

• Doreen Garrigan 6/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Western International School Shanghai China

• Jake Leyba 6/6 (Principal Report 5)
Vision International School Qatar

• Gerry Steiert 6/6 (Principal Report 4)
Advanced Learning Schools Saudi Arabia

• Patricia McLoughlin 6/5 (Principal Report 5)
International School Vietnam

• Michael Murphy 6/5 (Principal Report 2)
American School Kuwait

• Cathleen Hannifin 6/4 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

QSI International School Chengdu China

• Paul Buckley 6/4 (Principal Report 2)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

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