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December Additions To ISR

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November 2017

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New School Reviews

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 12/14 First time reviewed on ISR

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 12/14 evaluation 2
CKWA is a brand new school so it is going through some rough spots…

• Yew Chung International School Qingdao China 12/14 evaluation 8
I have learnt a tremendous amount about int’l schooling and the how co-teaching relationships are developed…

• Hayat Universal Bilingual School Kuwait 12/14 evaluation 3
When I arrived for an in-person interview, several American teachers pulled me aside and warned me. Unfortunately, I ignored them…

• English Nursery and Primary School Russia 12/13 First time reviewed on ISR

• International School Hamburg Germany 12/13 evaluation 2
I am writing this – the first time I have been moved to post here – with the aim of warning others…

• International School Uganda 12/13 evaluation 9
Classrooms are well-resourced and the students are inquisitive, passionate and engaged…

• Pechersk School International Ukraine 12/13 evaluation 4
If you are on the fence about coming to Kyiv I say do it! The school/city is a great place to live and work…

• Sharjah English School UAE 12/12 First time reviewed on ISR

• Sunway International School Malaysia 12/12 evaluation 5
The school is ideal for newer teachers who are looking to have fun, travel, and gain some teaching experience…

• American International School Vietnam 12/12 evaluation 21
There’s virtually no communication across programs, & you could work here for years & never know the teachers who are not in your teaching area…

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 12/12 evaluation 10
The school is struggling with a drop in enrollment due to foreigners leaving the country and high teacher turnover…

• Harrow International School Beijing China 12/11 evaluation 10
I’d like to play a bit of devil’s advocate & highlight the positive aspects of the school that I have experienced in my time…

• American Cooperative School Tunisia 12/11 evaluation 29
The school has gone through a series of changes in 2017. The atmosphere is now positive and it’s a friendly place to be…

• Yew Chung International School Hong Kong 12/11 evaluation 4
Hong Kong is possibly the best place in the world to work, great transport, ultra modern with mountains and beaches…

• International School Dongguan China 12/11 evaluation 4
You could do much worse than working at ISD, but you will definitely have some challenges…

• Saint Paul American School Philippines 12/8 evaluation 5
Awful school to work in and there is a much greater chance of things worsening than improving…

• Harrow International School Beijing China 12/8 evaluation 9
This school does not operate on talent or merit but rather (a) who you’re friends with and (b) if you have an Australian passport…

• Academia Britanica Cuscatleca El Salvador 12/8 evaluation 3
They work hard to improve the school, but they are very caring and supportive of their teachers and will always try to support their staff…

• Southbank International School Great Britain 12/8 evaluation 4
The school invests heavily in technology but it seems under-used as training for staff lags…

• British School Bucharest Romania 12/7 evaluation 5
I loved working at BSB and enjoyed my stay in Bucharest immensely…

• Harrow International School Beijing China 12/7 evaluation 8
The current fiasco with the new school day (10 periods) and the way it was introduced (by stealth) means staff morale is at an all time low…

• Harrow International School Beijing China 12/7 evaluation 7
Low standards and no support from management…

• Canadian International School Vietnam 12/7 evaluation 9
I would not work here with children. The school is essentially Vietnamese and it is cutting costs ALL THE TIME…

• Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 12/7 evaluation 19
If you are an experienced professional, you will find yourself frustrated at the poor leadership and bizarre hodge-podge of curriculum…

• American School Asuncion Paraguay 12/6 evaluation 9
Paraguay is a lovely country with wonderful people. Many of us in the international community agree that the best thing about PY are the people…

• Mont’ Kiara International School Malaysia 12/6 evaluation 19
It was a great family atmosphere and times were good. Then slowly the economy took its toll…

• Mahidol University Int’l Demonstration School Thailand 12/6 evaluation 5
The school overall allows you great freedom and experimentation as a teacher, but it does not support new teachers very well…

• St. Francis College Brazil 12/6 evaluation 10
I saw teachers victimised and their lives made unbearable if they became ‘on the radar’, especially local Brazilian staff…

• British International School Madinaty Egypt 12/5 First time reviewed on ISR

• Harrow International School Beijing China 12/5 evaluation 6
If you’re reading this it means you’re serious about your career. Thus, do your research and look beyond the glossy website and sales pitches…

• American School Paris France 12/4 evaluation 3
Paris is beautiful and I enjoyed living there but teaching at the school didn’t make it worth the experience…

• British International School Ukraine 12/4 evaluation 27
All in all I can’t think of anything good to say about the school, city or country and getting out was the best thing I ever did…

• Sekolah Ciputra Indonesia 12/4 evaluation 12
If you’re up for a bit of adventure and don’t mind living outside your pampered western comfort zone, then Sekolah Ciputra is not a bad choice…

• Colegio Nueva Granada Bogota Colombia 12/1 evaluation 9
Administrators are supportive, the community is kind and welcoming and the HR department is top notch…

• Harrow International School Beijing China 12/1 evaluation 5
On the surface Harrow Beijing looks like a good school. Nice website and very good facilities. However, beware!…

• Hyundai Foreign School Korea 12/1 evaluation 2
HFS is back to being a small, community based school that both teachers and students enjoy being a part of…

• Korea Kent Foreign School (KKFS) Korea 12/1 evaluation 4
The school is professionally run and you have a lot of freedom in how you interpret the curriculum. The admin will support your ideas…

Director & Principal Reports

• Jeroen Gakes 12/14 (Principal Report 4)
Yew Chung International School Qingdao China

• James Lothschutz 12/14 (Principal Report 5)
Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan

• Anna Maria Nikolaeva 12/13 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
English Nursery & Primary School Russia

• John Burns 12/13 (Director Report 3)
Pechersk School International Ukraine

• Carlien Shelley 12/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Harrow International School Beijing China

• Francis Carolan 12/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Confucius International School Qingdao China

• Valerie Kyllmann 12/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Santa Cruz Cooperative School Bolivia

• Gary Butner 12/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

ISA International School Guangzhou China

• Tom Hawkins 12/8 (Director Report 3)
American School Doha Qatar

• Patricia Martinez-Orozco 12/6 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American Academy Casablanca Morocco

• Kate Sutton-Jones 12/5 (Principal Report 9)
American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Richard Swann 12/5 (Principal Report 4)
Yew Chung International School Shanghai China

• Jo Loiterton 12/5 (Principal Report 2)
Vientiane International School Laos

• Inna Klein 12/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American School Asuncion Paraguay

• Barclay Lelievre 12/4 (Principal Report 2)
Shanghai Community International School China

• Shaysann Kaun 12/1 (Principal Report 4)
Colegio Nueva Granada Bogota Colombia

• Simon Herbert 12/1 (Director Report 2)
Dulwich College Beijing China

Full List of Reviewed Schools
November 2017