October Additions To ISR

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New School Reviews

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 10/29 review 58
Good luck! I hope your experience is more pleasant than mine… [572 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 10/29 review 28
Think carefully before you dip a toe in these murky, dysfunctional waters… [2,140 words]

• Amnuay Silpa Bilingual School Bangkok Thailand 10/29 review 8
As a teacher you will experience a work-life balance like never before… [638 words]

• Koc School Turkey 10/28 review 10
If you accept that it’s not an int’l school you may be happy here… [436 words]

• Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan 10/28 review 16
I’ve given the school mostly 1s as it really is that bad… [189 words]

• American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia 10/28 review 32
Used to be a great place, even through some tough times, however now… [232 words]

• Graded School Sao Paulo Brazil 10/28 review 6
Has its issues & challenges, however, I feel valued & supported… [462 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 10/27 review 9
I feel the previous negative reviews are filled with false statements… [513 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 10/27 review 10
Facilities & grounds are beautiful & a retreat from the hustle & bustle… [300 words]

• Aldar Academies UAE 10/27 review 11
Over 16 teachers were needed mid August, after school started… [709 words]

• British School Jakarta Indonesia 10/27 review 11
I think I’m able to give a fair & balanced perspective on life in the school… [414 words]

• International English School Castellon Spain 10/27 review 5
Unless you want the quiet life I’d advise applying elsewhere… [1,042 words]

• Pan American School Bahia Brazil 10/26 review 9
Classrooms are very old with terrible acoustics & outdated technology… [203  words]

• Seoul International School Korea 10/26 review 39
Sadly it looks like the teachers don’t matter in the end… [342 words]

• Repton School Dubai UAE 10/26 review 14
Repton UK only seem to care about the fee for renting their name… [236 words]

• American International School Cyprus 10/25 review 15
The physical space is old & needs repairs… [237 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 10/25 review 19
In a an effort to save money the school didn’t replace staff that left… [342 words]

• Mandalay International Science Academy Myanmar 10/25 review 3
I would just like to counterbalance the below review… [467 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 10/22 review 7
Growing into a great school, I think you would thrive at AISPP… [353 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 10/22 review 8
My advice is simple. If you are thinking of taking a job at AISPP, don’t… [473 words]

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 10/22 review 57
Teaching days can be described as reactionary & ill-planned… [392 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 10/22 review 18
Now that I’ve escaped I look back & sigh with relief that my time is over… [413 words]

• The Aquila School UAE 10/21
First time reviewed on ISR [417 words]

• King’s College International School Bangkok Thailand 10/21
First time reviewed on ISR [180 words]

• International School Yangon Myanmar 10/21 review 10
A wonderful place to work… [512 words]

• Garden International School Thailand 10/21 review 14
SLT you have lost us, don’t take our compliance as approval… [578 words]

• Carol Morgan School Dominican Republic 10/20 review 22
Working conditions have declined at a steady pace every year… [183 words]

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 10/20 review 56
Only upside to working at AISJ is living in the compound. That’s it… [497 words]

• RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China 10/20 review 7
They are all about glamour and glitter with no substance… [417 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 10/19 review 6
I’ve never come across a SLT so removed from their teachers… [150 words]

• British International School Istanbul Turkey 10/19 review 22
I believe the school has gone downhill in the last few years… [363 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 10/19 review 17
I couldn’t work where people are allowed to be treated so badly… [398 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 10/18 review 36
What I’ve experienced in the MS is nothing that resembles teaching… [674 words]

• Canadian International School Beijing China 10/18 review 5
Teachers in China are dispensable; lesson learned… [454 words]

• English Modern School Al Khor Qatar 10/18 review 2
People go in complete teachers & when leave wanting to leave the profession… [412 words]

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 10/15 review 55
I’m writing this review purely as a warning to prospective employees… [391 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 10/15 review 13
Owned 100% by a Chinese company & has all the features of one… [328 words]

• Colegio Americano Guatemala 10/15 review 21
We are banned from discussing any “controversial” issues with students… [434 words]

• Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 10/15 review 10
After three months I’m more than happy with my decision to come here… [392 words]

• Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 10/15 review 11
I have to disagree with some comments from recent posts on this site about TIS… [218 words]

• Straits International School Malaysia 10/14
First time reviewed on ISR [395 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 10/14 review 38
ISR is where teachers go when there is nobody left to turn to… [678 words]

• A’Soud Global School Oman 10/14 review 5
A Cambridge International school which fails to live up to Cambridge standards… [145 words]

• Brookes Moscow Russia 10/13 review 8
I have a lot of mixed feelings towards Brookes Moscow… [311 words]

• Singapore International School Indonesia 10/13 review 2
Top-down centralized management thrusts one-size-fits-all policies to schools… [388 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 10/13 review 2
We moved in the summer & are very pleased with our decision… [206 words]

• American International School Budapest Hungary 10/13 review 15
If you don’t fit the mold, it’s not such a great place… [353 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 10/12 review 37
Great place to study the darker shades of the human heart… [2,474 words]

• British International School Ukraine 10/12 review 70
If you’re considering a job here, look no further than ISR… [134 words]

• Newton International School Qatar 10/11 review 14
Pupils behaviour is ridiculous, owner refuses to act… [93 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Shanghai Lingang China 10/11 review 10
Challenging has been working with some unqualified teachers… [203 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 10/11 review 5
Toxic leadership is rotting the school from the core… [501 words]

• American International School Bamako Mali 10/8 review 7
Good school with wonderful students & supportive families… [323 words]

• Doha College Qatar 10/8 review 9
Working at Doha College is a risky business… [38 words]

• Gjøvikregionen International School Norway 10/7
First time reviewed on ISR [399 words] 

• Hsinchu County American School Taiwan 10/7
First time reviewed on ISR [363 words]

• Swans International School Spain 10/7
First time reviewed on ISR [504 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 10/6 review 36
They came into a LOT of money but none went into making teachers happy… [399 words]

• GEMS Wellington School Qatar 10/6 review 3
Hopefully the new principal will bring some much-needed changes… [1,150 words]

• Cheongna Dalton School Korea 10/6 review 18
Any dissent will result in you becoming labeled as a troublemaker… [856 words]

• International School Hamburg Germany 10/5 review 7
Previous reviews except are still relevant… [33  words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 10/5 review 43
BIBA is a business first and a bilingual school second… [645 words]

• Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 10/4 review 9
Smiles on the faces of teachers are few & far between these days… [529 words]

• Kaiwen Academy Haidian China 10/4 review 25
Do not trust the image they try to show you during the interview… [1,183 words]

• King Henry VIII College Malaysia 10/4 review 2
Effects of COVID-19 shouldn’t define KH8 & many positives remain… [320 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 10/4 review 18
Ask questions. Notice the trend of who is leaving & who is staying… [898 words]

• Mount Kelly International School Hong Kong 10/1 review 2
This place is scrambling for staff… [159 words]

• American International School Bucharest Romania 10/1 review 22
Rests on what it once was, when in fact it is turning into a dinosaur… [563 words]

• Kaiwen Academy Haidian China 10/1 review 24
The positives need to be mentioned as well… [447 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Tom Nolan 10/29 (Principal Report 6)
Harrow International School Beijing China

• Saima Rana 10/29 (Principal Report 39)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Lily Chua 10/28 (Director Report 4)
RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China

• Christopher Seely 10/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Aldar Academies UAE 

• Katherine Grant 10/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

• Saima Rana 10/26 (Principal Report 38)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Rhonda Isley 10/25 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Kigali Rwanda

• Mary Kay Gudhova 10/25 (Director Report 3)
Cambridge International School Russia 

• Omar Ugalde 10/22 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Dylan Hughes 10/21 (Director Report 4)
Luanda International School Angola

• Stephen Keown 10/20 (Principal Report 2)
RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China

• Heather Knight 10/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community International School China

• Cheryl Fox 10/18 (Director Report 2)
PDO School Oman

• Stephen Willoughby 10/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Straits International School Malaysia

• Stephen Willoughby 10/14 (Principal Report 2)
Straits International School Malaysia

• Lily Chua 10/14 (Director Report 3)
RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China

• Charley King 10/13 (Principal Report 5)
Brookes Moscow Russia

• Andy Ferguson 10/13 (Principal Report 3)
American International School Johannesburg South Africa

• William Kralovic 10/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Tashkent International School Uzbekistan

• Sarah Tielman 10/12 (Director Report 2)
Dulwich International High School China

• Saima Rana 10/12 (Principal Report 37)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Jeroen Gakes 10/11 (Principal Report 11)
Yew Wah International Education School Shanghai Lingang China

• Betsy Hanselmann 10/11 (Director Report 3)
Australian International School Phnom Penh

• Stacy Rosie 10/8 (Director Report 3)
American International School Bamako Mali

• Rachel Dent 10/8 (Director Report 2)
Harrow International School Beijing China

• Daniel McHugh 10/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Aldar Academies UAE

• Stacy Rosie 10/6 (Director Report 2)
American International School Bamako Mali

• Robert Madden 10/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Singapore International School Vietnam

• Angelika Kuster 10/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Tashkent International School Uzbekistan

• Tyler Sherwood 10/1 (Principal Report 5)
Chatsworth International School Singapore

• Lakhana Tavedikul 10/1 (Director Report 3)
American School Bangkok Thailand

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