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New teacher orientation must-have: The orientation programme at The American School Foundation in Mexico City

One of our Linkedin contacts just sent us this information about the new teacher orientation programme at The American School Foundation in Mexico City.

“Of course I would be happy to share information on our Welcoming Committee, which I will once again be a part of this year. Already we have put new teachers in touch with mentors to help them with academic, and classroom needs for 2012/13. Apart from this our Human Capital (resources) team have already informed new teachers about available apartments sending info and photos. Some of the new teachers arrive with apartments waiting for them and the others will go to a residential hotel for a couple of nights until they have chosen apartments that are available and suitable. Most of these apartments are furnished and ready just to move into.

Members of the committee are allotted new teachers, usually according to divisions (K-12), and we help by showing the new staff how to use the subway, buses and taxis (safe ones). We help them get any missing furniture, go to the supermarket, Costco etc. We try and show them the nearest markets etc.  We also show them around the city and the highlight is a trip to our Mexican “Venice”, with a ride and box lunch on our “gondolas” and a trip to a huge nursery to buy plants for the apartments. The drivers from school mark the plants and add the addresses and then deliver to each home.

Each year Human Capital and the committee work better together and make the transition for new staff smoother. This is always easier when you have a friend to help you.”

Currently, The American School Foundation in Mexico City has had some comments and information submitted on it by one of International School Community’s members.

American School Foundation of Mexico City (35 Comments).

Here are three samples of the 35 comments:

“There is no staff housing. Most people live in Condesa. The commute time can be as much as 45 min. There are buses that run before and after school, 4:30 and 6pm. The city is huge and there are many centers.”

“The housing allowance is $1,000 US so when the dollar goes down so does your allowance. It is plenty for basic housing, which is worse than most US apartments.”

“Lovely weather, cool all year round however the pollution is terrible, really terrible, dangerous.”

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