December Additions To ISR

Full List of Reviewed Schools
November 2019

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New School Reviews

• Singapore International School Hong Kong 12/13 review 19
The school is by no means perfect… [849 words]

• Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan 12/13 review 4
Only positives… supportive teaching staff & beautiful campus… [303 words]

• A’Soud Global School Oman 12/13 review 3
Could be a fantastic school after an extensive initial investment… [260 words]

• International School Macao 12/13 review 21
This once incredible school is being chipped away… [515 words]

• International Programs School Saudi Arabia 12/13 review 11
These really are exciting times in Saudi Arabia… [471 words]

• Al Batinah International School Oman 12/13 review 4
I’ll try to leave a balanced review that highlights the pros & cons… [519 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 12/13 review 13
We really enjoyed our time at KTJ… [488 words]

• International School Latvia 12/13 review 10
Ask to speak to people currently in the position you’re applying for… [606 words]

• Baku Modern School Azerbaijan 12/12 First time reviewed on ISR [298 words]

• One Planet School Dodoma Tanzania 12/12 First time reviewed on ISR [360 words]

• International School Dongguan China 12/12 review 5
Overall, ISD’s issues & areas of concern are mild… [416 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/12 review 19
I would love to have stayed… [256 words]

• George Washington Academy Morocco 12/12 review 11
If some things were different, I could definitely see staying longer… [894 words]

• Berkeley International School Thailand 12/11 review 23
I’ve been quite disheartened by the negative reviews I have seen… [560 words]

• International School Macao China 12/11 review 20
I foolishly wasted some of my life here…be smarter than me… [1,576 words]

• Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan 12/11 review 3
Students accepted do not take any assessment tests… [308 words]

• Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 12/11 review 30
I loved the school while there… [531 words]

• Keystone Academy China 12/11 review 4
Prep school for Chinese kids, end of story… [317 words]

• Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan 12/10 review 2
Quick to fire people or revoke contracts or cut salaries… [281 words]

• Nord Anglia International School Al Khor Qatar 12/10 review 3
Students are argumentative and violent… [308 words]

• King’s College Panama 12/10 review 10
The resources are terrible & admin don’t support teaching staff… [257 words]

• CIA First International School Cambodia 12/10 review 7
Little collaboration & teachers are expected to do as they’re told… [355 words]

• United World International School Kyrgyzstan 12/10 review 2
The package is not competitive with other IS in Bishkek… [427 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 12/10 review 27.1
Response to Review 27 by Yasir Patel, School Director… [391 words]

• American School Doha Qatar 12/9 review 10
I love teaching at this school… [501 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 12/9 review 18
Teachers last for their contract then leave… [713 words]

• Yongsan International School Seoul Korea 12/9 review 8
This would be a challenging, but rewarding place to work if… [345 words]

• Tromso International School Norway 12/6 First time reviewed on ISR [543 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 12/6 review 27
Spacious but the classrooms are dated… [297 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/6 review 18
The kids are wonderful & the parents can be very supportive… [283 words]

• St. Stephen’s International School Thailand 12/6 review 2
A good school & I don’t regret my time working there… [423 words]

• VinSchool Vietnam 12/5 review 2
It was a miracle that I managed to fulfill my contract… [575 words]

• GEMS United School UAE 12/5 review 2
Enrollment has dropped and change is needed… [257 words]

• Haileybury Astana Kazakhstan 12/5 review 8
Good saving potential… [54 words]

• Kuwait International English School Kuwait 12/4 First time reviewed on ISR [92 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 12/4 review 26
Venezuela is a challenge and you need grit!… [66 words]

• Diyar International Private School UAE 12/4 review 10
This place has been a glorified daycare for almost a decade… [937 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 12/3 review 29
It has a lot of potential with dedicated teachers & students… [379 words]

• Peninsula International School Malaysia 12/3 review 3
Experienced staff are being replaced by cheaper alternatives … [668 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 12/3 review 12
Beautiful grounds, great kids, but…there is always a but, right?… [423 words]

• Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan 12/2 First time reviewed on ISR [468 words]

• International Programs School Saudi Arabia 12/2 review 10
Compared to its peers, it can be commended… [2,213 words]

• Springboard International Bilingual School China 12/2 review 2
At least 5 teachers were fired because of parent complaints… [1,256 words]

• Riffa Views International School Bahrain 12/2 review 10
Overall, a stressful and toxic place… [804 words]

• Cranleigh Abu Dhabi UAE 12/2 review 2
The environment at the school has deteriorated… [304 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Caroline Brokvam 12/12 (Director Report 4)
American School Antananarivo Madagascar

• Craig Chapman 12/12 (Principal Report 4)
Excelsior International School Malaysia

• Glenn Moodie 12/12 (Principal Report 2)
Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia

• James Twigg 12/12 (Principal Report 3)
Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia

• Lisa Johnson 12/11 (Director Report 3)
Berkeley International School Thailand

• Katharine Vavpetic 12/11 (Director Report 2)
GEMS United School UAE

• Dawn Summerfield 12/11 (Principal Report 2)
ACS International Schools Hillingdon Great Britain

• Julian Jeffrey 12/11 (Principal Report 2)
Wellington College International China

• Yasir Patel 12/10 (Response to Principal Report 13)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Wang He 12/10 (Principal Report 2)
Vanke Meisha Academy China

• Grant Gillies 12/10 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Doha College Qatar

• Tom Wilde 12/10 (Response to Director Report 8)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Patricia Marshall 12/9 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Colegio Americano Guatemala

• Sharon Canadine 12/9 (Director Report 11)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Yasir Patel 12/6 (Principal Report 13)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Tom Wilde 12/5 (Director Report 8)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Katharine Vavpetic 12/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

GEMS United School UAE

• Myles D’Airelle 12/5 (Principal Report 6)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Yasir Patel 12/4 (Principal Report 12)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Jason Bek 12/4 (Principal Report 3)
Peninsula International School Malaysia

• James Twigg 12/4 (Principal Report 2)
Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia

• Saodat Khaitova 12/3 (Principal Report 2)
Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan

• Peter Nanos 12/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

I-Shou International School Taiwan

• Saodat Khaitova 12/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan

• Gordon Espley-Jones 12/2 (Principal Report 2)
Traill International School Thailand

• Yasir Patel 12/2 (Principal Report 11)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Clarissa Desouches 12/2 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Greengates School Mexico

Full List of Reviewed Schools
November 2019