June Additions To ISR

Full List of Reviewed Schools
May 2022

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New School Reviews

• Emirates National School Ras Al Khaimah UAE 6/30
First time reviewed on ISR [372 words]

• Dwight School Dubai UAE 6/30
First time reviewed on ISR [624 words]

• Mandarin International School Thailand 6/30
First time reviewed on ISR [299 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 6/29 review 15
I’ve survived, but with my social & emotional health in tatters… [624 words]

• Beijing Tongzhou Shuren China 6/29 review 5
Complaints I have are numerous enough I could write a book… [1,339 words]

• Chiyoda International School Japan 6/29 review 5
Rebuttal from former ES Principal… [1,234 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 6/28 review 55
There is a real life problem here at SIS… [1,735 words]

• Nova International School Macedonia 6/28 review 9
Everyone’s voice matters… [537 words]

• Amnuay Silpa Bilingual School Bangkok Thailand 6/28 review 9
My experience has been incredibly positive… [317 words]

• American School Tangier Morocco 6/28 review 5
Professional teachers are mistreated & marginalized… [101 words]

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 6/28 review 21
Getting school culture right is paramount, they missed the mark… [268 words]

• International School Beijing-Shunyi China 6/27 review 15
Loved the school & China, you will, also… [582 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 6/27 review 32
They will burn you out & use you up… [3,015 words]

• Sherborne Qatar 6/27 review 10
Chaotic with the goal posts constantly shifting… [106 words]

• International Schools of North America Vietnam 6/24 review 6
Not a place to grow & definitely not a place to prosper… [667 words]

• Kyoto International School Japan 6/24 review 7
Doesn’t put a heavy burden of work expectations… [652 words]

• Colegio Nueva Granada Bogota Colombia 6/24 review 11
The school is neither amazing, nor horrible… [747 words]

• Artal Preparatory School Saudi Arabia 6/23
First time reviewed on ISR [243 words]  

• Nanjing Ansheng (Thomas) School China 6/23
First time reviewed on ISR [243 words] 

• Hefei Thomas School China 6/23
First time reviewed on ISR [607 words]

• Acorns International School Uganda 6/22 review 2
Not the place for experienced & well-travelled teachers… [1,530 words]

• Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan 6/22 review 15
Could be a good school but everything is done on the cheap… [146 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou China 6/22 review 7
They don’t ever seem to look further than a week ahead… [531 words]

• American School Tegucigalpa Honduras 6/22 review 4
AST & Honduras exceeded all my expectations… [558 words]

• Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School China 6/21 review 6
God protect the poor souls that come here next year… [697 words]

• Canadian International School Beijing China 6/21 review 6
School for new teachers or with no IB experience… [181 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 6/21 review 40
The validity of the contracts are questionable… [463 words]

• Sherborne Qatar 6/20 review 9
As with any start up, there’s been challenges… [96 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 6/20 review 26
I’ve learned how to work in constant chaos… [153 words]

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 6/20 review 20
What really lets the school down is the leadership… [308 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 6/17 review 40
Wish I’d contemplated the warning signs on ISR… [676 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 6/17 review 9
I hope the owner reads this & takes time to talk to staff… [334 words]

• Amman Baccalaureate School Jordan 6/17 review 8
So many positive aspects & a genuine familial culture… [619 words]

• United World College Atlantic Great Britain 6/16
First time reviewed on ISR [266 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 5/16 review 33
Management in this school are insufferable… [189 words]

• St. Michael’s School Dominican Republic 5/16 review 2
Owners continue to make day-to-day decisions… [556 words]

• Sri KDU International School Malaysia 5/15 review 17
A thriving, happy school turned into a sinking ship… [269 words]

• Tsinghua High School International China 5/15 review 8
Bottom line, the most important thing here is money… [760 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 6/15 review 39
There is excessive bullying from admin… [544 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 6/14 review 54
E-mail from Head of School to ISR… [121 words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 6/14 review 16
The administration makes the experience a career breaker… [233 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 6/14 review 25
Just as teachers work hard, they play hard… [165 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 6/14 review 46
Under-funded, poorly staffed & stifled by regulations… [474 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Shanghai Gubei China 6/13 review 2
The only positive is the location in downtown… [116 words]

• Cambridge School Bucharest Romania 6/13 review 8
All you need to know is… [28 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 6/10 review 16
Challenges were exacerbated by the pandemic… [479 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 6/10 review 45
I feel I have a duty to say this… [368 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 6/10 review 22
Non-disclosure staff are held hostage to sign… [564 words]

• Sherborne Qatar 6/10 review 8
I’m not the only teacher in this position… [89 words]

• Qingdao Academy China 6/9
First time reviewed on ISR [1,008 words] 

• Heritage Xperiential Learning School India 6/9
First time reviewed on ISR [934 words]

• High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University China 6/9
First time reviewed on ISR [1,990 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 6/9 review 14
39 members of staff are leaving this summer… [369 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 6/8 review 34
Hostility against westerners is palpable… [522 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 6/8 review 38
If you don’t obey you’re branded as negative… [197 words]

• International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 6/8 review 24
It is no longer what it once was… [448 words]

• ABA Oman International School Oman 6/8 review 16
A lot of potential but leadership isn’t in place to move forward… [771 words]

• American International School Egypt – West Campus Egypt 6/7 review 20
The school infrastructure is literally falling down… [202 words]

• Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 6/6 review 29
Morale at all time low due to the lack of respect… [982 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 6/6 review 24
A good school that I would recommend… [82 words]

• Repton International School Malaysia 6/3 review 15
Feels like being in a dodgy reality show… [1,451 words]

• Britannica International School Shanghai China 6/3 review 2
Friendly & supportive environment that’s easy to adjust to… [387 words]

• Dulwich College Beijing China 6/3 review 16
The school is a mere shadow of its past glory… [253 words]

• Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 6/3 review 25
Toxic work environment is not worth a year of your life… [865 words]

• Brent International School Subic Philippines 6/2
First time reviewed on ISR [1,476 words]

• Panyathip International School Laos 6/2
First time reviewed on ISR [182 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 6/2 review 23
Education is not the main goal of the company… [330 words]

• Dulwich College Beijing China 6/2 review 15
Hopefully this is a blip in a short but strong history… [791 words]

• Shenzhen College of International Education China 6/2 review 6
I don’t really want to leave… [288 words]

• Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan 6/1 review 14
Morale is not good at the school… [2,602 words]

• Swiss International Scientific School Dubai UAE 6/1 review 7
I’ve often ignored ISR reviews at my peril… [921 words]

• Swiss International Scientific School Dubai UAE 6/1 review 8
SISD has become a viper’s nest… [476 words]

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 6/1 review 23
Rebuttal to review 22 by school… [566 words]

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 6/1 review 24
My experience contrasts with the previous poster… [570 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• David Hutson 6/30 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Dwight School Dubai UAE

• Rachel Smyth 6/30 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Dwight School Dubai UAE

• Steve Mcluckie 6/29 (Principal Report 2)
Australian International School Sharjah UAE

• Anthony Pickett 6/29 (Principal Report 2)
Australian International School Sharjah UAE

• Jennifer Kesler 6/27 (Principal Report 5)
Branksome Hall Asia Korea

• Mike O’Connor 6/27 (Director Report 3)
Dulwich College Suzhou China

• Jane Goldsack 6/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Sherborne Qatar

• Matthew Aston 6/24 (Principal Report 11)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Sharyn Baddeley 6/23 (Principal Report 7)
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China

• John Cheska 6/22 (Principal Report 10)
Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan

• Joel Seow 6/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School China

• Douglas Prescott 6/21 (Director Report 2)
Canadian International School Beijing China

• Howard Menand 6/20 (Principal Report 2)
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar

• Craig Williamson 6/20 (Director Report 3)
ABA Oman International School Oman

• Kalpana Rao 6/17 (Principal Report 2)
Nishimachi International School Japan

• Michael Walton 6/17 (Principal Report 2)
Brighton College Bangkok Thailand

• Michelle Dickinson 6/16 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
One World International School Singapore

• Allison Fleet 6/16 (Principal Report 3)
El Alsson British American International School Egypt

• Rhonda Isley 6/15 (Director Report 6)
International School Kigali Rwanda

• Ana Allen 6/15 (Principal Report 5)
Korea International School Korea

• Brian Brumsickle 6/14 (Director Report 2)
Stonehill International School India

• Douglas Woodruff 6/13 (Principal Report 2)
Yew Wah International Education School Shanghai Gubei China

• Matthew Aston 6/13 (Principal Report 10)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Rhonda Isley 6/13 (Director Report 5)
International School Kigali Rwanda

• Neil Mobsby 6/10 (Principal Report 2)
Shenzhen College of International Education China

• Rhonda Isley 6/9 (Director Report 4)
International School Kigali Rwanda

• Maria Gebrial 6/9 (Principal Report 2)
Malvern College Hong Kong

• Craig Williamson 6/8 (Director Report 2)
ABA Oman International School Oman

• Michael Drennan 6/8 (Principal Report 6)
Repton International School Malaysia

• Matt Aston 6/7 (Principal Report 9)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Scott Reid 6/7 (Principal Report 4)
Kaiwen Academy Haidian China

• Thomas Cangiano 6/6 (Director Report 5)
American Community School Beirut Lebanon

• Douglas Sherrill 6/6 (Principal Report 2)
St. Paul American School Hanoi Vietnam

• Gaye Rawding 6/3 (Director Report 2)
Daystar Academy China

• Glen Woodburn 6/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Beijing China

• Travis Peterson 6/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Korea International School Korea

• Michelle Kleiss 6/1 (Director Report 5)
Overseas School Colombo Sri Lanka

• Deborah Duncan 6/1 (Principal Report 4)
British School Jakarta Indonesia

Full List of Reviewed Schools
May 2022