November Additions To ISR

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New School Reviews

• International Community School Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire 11/30 review 3
Was good but going downhill under current admin… [431 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 11/30 review 19
Equity is something that ISM has categorically not embraced… [795 words]

• St. Joseph’s Institution International Singapore 11/29 review 5
Most teachers are int’l & tend to stay for at least 6 years… [329 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 11/29 review 22
Are you looking for a school where students run the show?… [520 words]

• Surabaya Intercultural School Indonesia 11/26 review 15
Could a school really be this good? If it was, I’d stay… [585 words]

• Anglo-American School Moscow Russia 11/26 review 27
A very good school in a fabulous city & I don’t regret my time here… [929 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 11/26 review 42
You can live quite comfortably & also save some money… [289 words]

• British School Bahrain 11/26 review 40
You’ll not find this to be anywhere close to a happy workplace… [683 words]

• XCL World Academy Singapore 11/25
First time reviewed on ISR [222 words] 

• Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Chongqing China 11/25
First time reviewed on ISR [897 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 11/25
First time reviewed on ISR [773 words]

• American School Dubai UAE 11/25 review 14
Admin expect all kinds of personal sacrifices to get things done… [454 words]

• Malvern College Chengdu China 11/24 review 5
Doing a fantastic job of selling branded free state education… [592 words]

• Swiss International Scientific School Dubai UAE 11/24  review 6
Teachers who join should do so aware with their eyes open… [1,286 words]

• American School Tegucigalpa Honduras 11/24 review 3
Do your research & don’t let what happened to me, happen to you… [2,391 words]

• Halcyon London International School Great Britain 11/24 review 3
Probably the best working conditions of any school I’ve been at… [309 words]

• British School Guangzhou China 11/23 review 19
We don’t know what our salary could potentially be in January!… [538 words]

• Surabaya Intercultural School Indonesia 11/23 review 14
The package is more than sufficient… [431 words]

• Elians British School La Nucia Spain 11/23 review 4
Staff generally lovely despite the management… [283  words]

• Mount Kelly International School Hong Kong 11/22 review 3
Lots of excuses given as to why there were so few resources… [461 words]

• Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 11/22 review 12
Review has made me want to write about my time TIS… [475 words]

• Dalian American International School China 11/22 review 8
Teaching resources & curriculum are adequate… [81  words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 11/19 review 39
The “truth comes out”, even if those in power don’t wish it so… [310 words]

• Colegio Maya Guatemala 11/19 review 16
There is a revolving door of administrators… [380 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 11/19 review 32
Classrooms lack the kinds of things expected in a school… [666 words]

• Unisus School Canada 11/18
First time reviewed on ISR [1,335 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 11/18 review 32
Go in with eyes open & expect what is written in the reviews… [579 words]

• British International School Casablanca Morocco 11/18 review 10
Education, teachers & children were the least important thing… [135 words]

• Canadian International School Bangalore India 11/18 review 21
They’ve made many decisions in response to financial pressure… [156 words]

• Yokohama International School Japan 11/17 review 10
Teachers & leaders came together to craft a review… [993 words]

• Life School Guatemala 11/17 review 3
Isolated & poorly resourced school & community… [196 words]

• British International School Hanoi Vietnam 11/17 review 4
If you value global mindedness, this is not the school for you… [684 words]

• Early Learning Centre International School Thailand 11/17 review 12
Taking on more children with needs to fill seats… [766 words]

• British International School Hanoi Vietnam 11/16 review 3
If you have a decent CV, getting a post here is incredibly easy… [919 words]

• Think International School Hong Kong 11/16 review 7
I couldn’t tolerate another year & broke the contract… [273 words]

• Surabaya Intercultural School Indonesia 11/16 review 13
Standards lowered & unprofessional behavior ran rampant… [584 words]

• GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE 11/16 review 4
Leadership demonstrated little care for its most vulnerable members… [937 words]

• RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China 11/15 review 8
I give the advice I wish someone would’ve given me, ‘Don’t go there’… [379 words]

• Swiss International Scientific School Dubai UAE 11/15 review 5
There is nothing innovative, authentic, or even kind about SISD… [868 words]

• Cheongna Dalton School Korea 11/15 review 19
Great teachers are being let go for no good reason… [868 words]

• Lakeside International School Cost Rica 11/12 review 2
Working for Lakeside is nothing like what they sell you… [274 words]

• United School Tokyo Japan 11/12 review 5
A low level school, which is noted in the salary & overall package… [194 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 11/12 review 38
I am not surprised at the number of negative reviews… [216 words]

• American International School Bamako Mali 11/12 review 8
It is my opinion that this is not a place for a true educator right now… [704 words]

• Riverside International Primary School Moscow Russia 11/11
First time reviewed on ISR [1,320 words]

• American International School Freetown Sierra Leone 11/11
First time reviewed on ISR [478 words]

• Suzhou International Academy BFSU China 11/11
First time reviewed on ISR [353 words]

• Xiwai International School China 11/10 review 2
Only 17 years old but somehow seems 30 years out of date… [764 words]

• The American School in England Great Britain 11/10 review 9
Any potential teacher ask about staff turnover… [238 words]

• Saint Andrew’s International Primary School Malawi 11/10 review 2
Letter written to the board expressing some serious issues… [897 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 11/10 review 22
You’ll leave feeling like you’ve stepped back 5 years in development… [326 words]

• Kuwait Bilingual School Kuwait 11/9 review 5
Things changed fast in a short time but for the better… [329 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 11/9 review 41
Two or three years ago no one would’ve predicted our situation today… [679 words]

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 11/8 review 16
Like every school, it has its pros & cons… [280 words]

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 11/8 review 59
New contract is the most one sided contract I’ve ever seen… [333 words]

• Beijing National Day School China 11/8 review 9
I was respected, supported, encouraged and overall treated fairly… [966 words]

• American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia 11/8 review 33
Experiencing a high turn over of personnel… [549 words]

• The American School in England Great Britain 11/5 review 8
New ideas are welcome & they’re generous with PD… [266 words]

• British West Indies Collegiate Turks & Caicos 11/5 review 3
Prices of goods, supplies, accommodation, services etc. are high… [1,074 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 11/5 review 31
Make yourself aware of your rights under Thai labor law… [252 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 11/5 review 40
This review will focus narrowly on the concerns with health insurance… [743 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 11/5 review 21
Seriously understaffed & everyone is utterly exhausted… [138 words]

• International Learning Group School Kosovo 11/4
First time reviewed on ISR [724 words]

• Anglo Chinese Singapore (ACS) International Singapore 11/4 review 9
Foreign teachers are seldom promoted… [428 words]

• International School Yangon Myanmar 11/4 review 11
I’d feel terrible if someone I knew ended up at this school… [1,655 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 11/4 review 8
Loads of teachers will be buying one way tickets & just going home… [657 words]

• American School of Brasilia Brazil 11/4 review 10
I’m proud to work here & would recommend it to friends… [83 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 11/3 review 33
I came to NCBIS full of hope & excitement – boy was I wrong… [607 words]

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 11/3 review 15
It is disappointing to read the scare stories below… [1,244 words]

• American International School Bucharest Romania 11/3 review 23
Enjoyed my time & hope things continue changing for the better… [529 words]

• British School Guangzhou China 11/3 review 18
There’s about to be a big change & we don’t know in which direction… [692 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 11/3 review 11
Pity they’re busy writing positive reviews instead of improving their ways… [173 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 11/2 review 20
Atmosphere is good this year & changes have been made… [208 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 11/2 review 37
Grievances reviews have commented on are exactly what I’ve experienced… [410 words]

• Garden International School Thailand 11/2 review 15
You would have to be clinically insane to join GIS now… [774 words]

• Garden International School Thailand 11/2 review 16
Sadly, this school has fallen into a state of disrepair… [783 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 11/1 review 21
I’ve not experienced anything mentioned in other reviews… [300 words]

• Hong Kong International School Hong Kong 11/1 review 17
Fear of losing their jobs influences if teachers will ask questions… [440 words]

• Global Indian International School Japan 11/1 review 2
They seem to feel that they have to get as much for as little as possible… [415 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Seamus Hennessy 11/30 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
International Community School Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire

• Juan Saavedra 11/30 (Principal Report 5)
International Community School Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire

• Heather Naro 11/30 (Principal Report 4)
International Community School Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire

• Julie Cox 11/29 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
American International School Abuja Nigeria

• Tim Belfield 11/29 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Leipzig International School Germany

• Michael Colaianni 11/26 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Seoul International School Korea

• Ricardo Belgrave 11/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
American School Tegucigalpa Honduras

• Victoria McNair 11/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait

• Juan Saavedra 11/23 (Principal Report 4)
International Community School Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire

• Jacqui Cameron 11/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Chadwick International Korea

• Gift Tavedikul 11/22 (Director Report 4)
American School Bangkok Thailand

• Jeff Joyce 11/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Kaiwen Academy Haidian China  

• Saima Rana 11/19 (Principal Report 40)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Nicholas Sheehan 11/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Jerudong International School Brunei  

• Laura Thomas 11/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
International School Brunei

• Brandon Rogers 11/17 (Principal Report 4)
American International School Egypt – Main Campus 

• Juan Saavedra 11/17 (Principal Report 3)
International Community School Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire

• Catherine Erpen 11/16 (Principal Report 7)
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Heather Knight 11/16 (Principal Report 2)
Shanghai Community International School China

• Jiho Park 11/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Cheongna Dalton School Korea

• Richard Boerner 11/15 (Director Report 6)
Graded School Sao Paulo Brazil

• May Qian 11/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Suzhou International Academy BFSU China

• Craig Coutts 11/11 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Yokohama International School Japan

• Jane Du 11/10 (Director Report 2)
Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China

• Lily Chua 11/9 (Director Report 5)
RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China

• Wayne Ridgway 11/9 (Principal Report 2)
British School Bahrain

• Nick Wilson 11/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
St. Christopher’s School Bahrain

• Jhony Arias 11/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Beijing National Day School China

• Patrick Rich 11/8 (Director Report 4)
American International School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Tom Meakin 11/8 (Principal Report 5)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Mike Emborsky 11/5 (Director Report 2)
American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia

• Nathan Bryant 11/5 (Principal Report 2)
Hsinchu County American School Taiwan

• Paul Ellmes 11/5 (Principal Report 3)
Mount Kelly International School Hong Kong

• Rhonda Isley 11/4 (Director Report 2)
International School Kigali Rwanda

• Mike O’Connor 11/3 (Principal Report 2)
Dulwich College Suzhou China 

• Grace McCallum 11/2 (Director Report 4)
American School of Brasilia Brazil

• Yongyuan “Ever” Li 11/2 (Principal Report 3)
Kaiwen Academy Haidian China

• Peter McLeod 11/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International Schools of North America Vietnam

• Madhu Khanna 11/1 (Principal Report 2)
Global Indian International School Japan

• Mike Martell 11/1 (Director Report 5)
Pan American School Bahia Brazil

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