October Additions To ISR

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New School Reviews

• International School Riga Latvia 10/31 First time reviewed on ISR [155 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 10/31 review 23
AISA most closely resembles The Twilight Zone… [1,924 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 10/31 review 8
The school motto is “there is no money”… [395 words]

• European School Rhein Main Germany 10/30 First time reviewed on ISR [290 words]

• Shenzhen American International School China 10/30 review 8
Last year was toxic, this year has been really good… [301 words]

• American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 10/30 review 11
Increased hiring of first-time IS teachers is indicative of a trend… [705 words]

• Springboard International Bilingual School China 10/29 First time reviewed on ISR [169 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 10/29 review 18
We have a lot of potential here & we have challenges ahead… [2,414 words]

• Berkeley International School Thailand 10/29 review 20
It’s far from perfect, but there are a number of positive things… [634 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 10/28 First time reviewed on ISR [718 words]

• Al Nahda National School Abu Dhabi UAE 10/28 review 2
Every year there is a new school head mistress… [376 words]

• Wroclaw International School Poland 10/28 review 6
Overall package is not adequate, particularly for the workload… [626 words]

• International School Panama 10/25 review 15
I believe the golden years for ISP are already gone… [164 words]

• Universal American School UAE 10/25 review 23
Things have changed at this school, and not for the better… [171 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 10/25 review 17
Ordinarily, I would not engage in this type of online hate-fest… [502 words]

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 10/25 review 31
Since then they refuse to answer when I call… [822 words]

• American Schools Angola 10/24 review 7
After a semester at ASA, I no longer felt burned out… [885 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 10/24 review 28
SSIS is a great place to teach and work… [256 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 10/23 review 24
A big concern for me as a teacher is… [18 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 10/23 review 16
The entire admin staff broke contract & bailed over the summer… [567 words]

• Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 10/23 review 29
I felt a sense of community & togetherness… [400 words]

• Vanke Meisha Academy China 10/22 review 4
You can only sacrifice integrity & happiness for so long… [1,480 words]

• Riffa Views International School Bahrain 10/22 review 9
RVIS had, a lot of potential to be a great school, but… [805 words]

• Shenzhen American International School China 10/22 review 7
Things have changed again this year for the worse… [313 words]

• Yew Chung International School Beijing China 10/21 review 8
I enjoyed my time in YCIS and learned a lot… [349 words]

• Daystar Academy China 10/21 review 10
A school that tries to do too much too fast… [559 words]

• Sultan’s School Oman 10/21 review 22
Some of the things I saw at the school were just unacceptable… [569 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 10/18 review 29
Going to take a lot of “biting my tongue” to get through my contract… [504 words]

• St. Joseph’s Institution International Malaysia 10/18 review 2
Culture of the school is divisive at best… [456 words]

• ISF International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main Germany 10/18 review 8
Students are taught to learn by very old fashioned methods… [633 words]

• American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 10/17 review 10
Once a top schools in GCC, now little more than a summer camp… [623 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 10/17 review 15
It is not as bad as some of the reviews posted, it is worse… [99 words]

• Renaissance International School Vietnam 10/16 review 24
Family feel. In a city this size that is a very important characteristic… [294 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 10/16 review 24
The school has its pros & cons… [201 words]

• Bromsgrove School Missions Hills China 10/15 First time reviewed on ISR [888 words]

• Dehong Chinese International School China 10/15 First time reviewed on ISR [610 words]

• JKFZ Cambridge International School China 10/15 review 3
All that glitters certainly isn’t gold here… [441 words]

• Beijing International School BISS China 10/14 review 21
I experienced numerous violations of my contract agreement… [199 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 10/14 review 17
An absent HOS is not a good look… [94 words]

• Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong China 10/14 review 13
Staff leave in droves every year… [675 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 10/14 review 23
Very large classes & an extremely high staff turnover rate… [418 words]

• Amnuay Silpa Bilingual School Thailand 10/11 review 7
My experience was always positive & I was always supported… [334 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 10/11 review 19
Much needed changes were made to the upper school… [265 words]

• Shanghai Community International School China 10/11 review 48
Each time I get a little hope, I only end up more frustrated… [222 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 10/11 review 17
Teachers have to contribute a portion of their salary towards rent… [279 words]

• Al Shola American School UAE 10/11 review 4
There is absolutely nothing American about this school… [71 words]

• Atlanta International School USA 10/10 review 6
There’s no housing allowance & no free tuition for teacher’s kids… [519 words]

• Hiroshima International School Japan 10/10 review 5
With a stronger administration, I would be even happier… [387 words]

• SABIS International School of Choueifat Erbil Iraq 10/10 review 6
If a school has a bunch or rotten reviews, believe them… [619 words]

• Green Hills Academy Rwanda 10/9 review 2
I enjoyed my stay due to the hospitality & rich culture… [740 words]

• Branksome Hall Asia Korea 10/9 review 12
Teachers are sold a dream & leave feeling deceived… [1,534 words]

• Berkeley International School Thailand 10/9 review 19
Upward trajectory, will come with some hiccups along the way… [292 words]

• Ebica International School France 10/8 First time reviewed on ISR [364 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 10/8 review 27
Everything about the school is average… [508 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 10/8 review 16
Once a good school has gone downhill over the years… [273 words]

• Japanese International School Vietnam 10/7 First time reviewed on ISR [338 words]

• American Overseas School Rome Italy 10/7 review 8
Pay’s insufficient & numerous breaches of contract have occurred… [731 words]

• Saigon South International School Vietnam 10/7 review 8
Leadership & management are generally dogmatic & inflexible… [641 words]

• Alexandria International Academy Egypt 10/4 review 4
My time at AIS was not pleasant, but I did enjoy the community… [1,226 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 10/4 review 22
Responding to a recent negative posting… [386 words]

• American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 10/4 review 9
70 hours a week just keeping afloat of the excessive workload… [306 words]

• American School in Japan 10/4 review 10
My experience has been one of isolation and boredom… [432 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 10/3 review 18
Epitome of what can go wrong with schools that are run for profit… [527 words]

• Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 10/3 review 25
Simply put, I think this place is no longer worth it… [1,078 words]

• Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park Malaysia 10/3 review 6
Ex-pat staff and principal retention is low… [167 words]

• Saigon South International Vietnam 10/2 review 7
Good school to be at the get to somewhere better… [260 words]

• Magic Years International School Thailand 10/2 review 6
Definitely on the up here & starting to improve… [411 words]

• Handong International School Korea 10/2 review 2
Really isn’t a bad place, but shouldn’t be compared with other IS… [238 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 10/1 review 26
There are some mysterious pedagogical policies in place… [235 words]

• MC School Dominican Republic 10/1 review 4
Overall my two years in the DR were fantastic… [1,293 words]

• Eaton International School Malaysia 10/1 review 5
I feel that the situation is getting better… [545 words]

• United Nations International School Vietnam 10/1 review 9
Before accepting a position here do your research… [777 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Omar Ugalde 10/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American International School Abu Dhabi UAE

• David Falconer 10/31 (Principal Report 14)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Tom Zijlstra 10/30 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

European School Rhein Main Germany

• Monique Flickinger 10/30 (Director Report 2)
American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE

• John Savage 10/29 (Principal Report 2)
Hiroshima International School Japan

• Richard Begent 10/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Wroclaw International School Poland

• Brandie Smith 10/28 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Albanian College Tirana Albania

• Theeus Devitt-Carolan 10/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Mallorca Spain

• Joelle Basnight 10/24 (Principal Report 4)
American International School Chennai India

• Tom Wilde 10/23 (Principal Report 4)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Christopher Shane Jackson 10/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
MEF International School Istanbul Turkey

• Viki Stiebert 10/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Panama

• Michael Tower 10/21 (Principal Report 3)
Int’l School HCMC American Academy Vietnam

• Dan Keller 10/21 (Principal Report 2)
Saigon South International School Vietnam

• Nicola Brown 10/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

St. Joseph’s Institution International Malaysia

• Laura Flaxman 10/18 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Shenzhen American International School China

• Tom Wilde 10/17 (Director Report 3)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Mike Livingston 10/16 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Yangon International School Myanmar

• Susan Havis 10/16 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International Community School Jordan

• Kevin Glass 10/15 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Atlanta International School USA

• Eileen Quigley 10/15 (Principal Report 2)
St. Joseph’s Institution International Malaysia

• Elvis Tang 10/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Beijing International School BISS China

• Jim French 10/14 (Principal Report 2)
Korea International School Jeju Korea

• John Savage 10/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Hiroshima International School Japan

• Frank Galicia 10/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kyiv International School Ukraine

• Elsa Donohue 10/10 (Director Report 10)
Vientiane International School Laos

• Monique Flickinger 10/9 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Mark Reford 10/9 (Principal Report 2)
BASIS International School Shenzhen China

• Marta Krajnovic 10/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Western Academy Beijing China

• Thomas Van Der Wielen 10/8 (Principal Report 8)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Michael Callan 10/7 (Director Report 3)
American Overseas School Rome Italy

• Peter Round 10/7 (Director Report 5)
Khartoum International Community School Sudan

• Cliff Green 10/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Alexandria International Academy Egypt

• Rania El Sabban 10/4 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Alexandria International Academy Egypt

• Steven Geraghty 10/4 (Director Report 8)
Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE

• Joan Schumann 10/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Stamford American International School Singapore

• Howard Menand 10/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Qatar Academy Doha Qatar

• Connie Falk 10/2 (Director Report 5)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Thomas Van Der Wielen 10/2 (Principal Report 7)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Diann Osterlund 10/1 (Principal Report 2)
American Overseas School Rome Italy 

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