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Recently Updated School Profiles #17: Total Learning Academy, Medan Int’l School and Bayan Gardens School

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:


13 Aug  Total Learning Academy (6 new comments)      Yangon, Myanmar
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One of the new comments in the benefits information section: “Teachers are living in either a shared house or in some cases apartment style living closest to the branch you will be working at…”

12 Aug  Medan International School Sumatra (5 new comments)      Medan, Indonesia :

One of the new comments in the school information section: “All the support staff, including the office manager, secretary, accounts clerk, teacher aides, drivers, cleaning and maintenance staff, are Indonesians. So much of the personal school business is handled by Indonesians, who might speak English very well or not at all…”

11 Aug  Bayan Gardens School, Al Khobar (10 new comments)      Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia :

One of the new comments in the city information section: “There is a large western expatriate community living here, so there are store to meet their needs here, usually in the various malls around town which have European and North American shops…”

Check out the rest of the last 40 international school profile pages that have been recently updated on International School Community here.

Recently Updated School Profiles #16: QSI Int’l School of Sarajevo, American Int’l School of Niamey & Misr American College

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:


14 Jun  QSI International School of Sarajevo (8 new comments)      Sarajevo, Bosnia
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One of the new comments: “There are about 22 teachers on staff. Many of the current staff hold advanced degrees. A large percentage is from the USA, then there are also teachers from other countries too. Average stay for staff members is three years. There is about the same number of men and women teachers.”

13 Jun  American International School of Niamey  (9 new comments)    Niamey, Niger :

One of the new comments: “The current houses that the teachers live in are within a 15 minute bike ride or walk from school and accommodations are large and fully furnished…”

10 Jun  Misr American College (34 new comments)      Cairo, Egypt :

One of the new comments: “My workload here was fabulous but some teachers were overworked. It was not consistent. I had 18 hours of classes per week and others had 32 of 45. Not sure how they figured out who had what but it was inconsistent. When I left, my job was split between two Egyptian teachers and is no longer an expat position. Make sure the contract has, in writing, what you can expect regarding your face time with students…”

Check out the rest of the international school profile pages that have been recently updated on International School Community here.

Recently Updated School Profiles #15: NanKe Int’l Experimental H.S., Institute of Applied Technology & Horizon Japan Int’l School

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:


30 Apr  Institute of Applied Technology (Abu Dhabi) (8 new comments)
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One of the new comments: “There are around 40% host country teachers that work here. The other 60% are 1/2 from USA and 1/2 from UK…”

29 Apr  Horizon Japan International School (9 new comments) :

One of the new comments: “They offer Visa procurement assistance. Teachers get subsidized public transportation…”

28 Apr  NanKe International Experimental H.S. (14 new comments) :

One of the new comments: “The first contract is for 2 years and then the subsequent contracts are 1 year each. Must have a teaching certificate in the field of teaching. Age restriction is 65 years old. Candidates must have a teaching certificate from US, Canada, or UK. The school prefers to hire single teachers…”

Check out the rest of the international school profile pages that have been recently updated on International School Community here.

Recently Updated School Profiles #14: Wuxi Taihu Int’l School, Shanghai United Int’l School & Int’l School of Paris

Members of International School Community have written some new and informative comments on the following schools:


30 Mar
  Wuxi Taihu International School (9 new comments)
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One of the new comments: “10% gratuity at end of 2 years; you get paid for your unused sick/personal leave as well….”

29 Mar  Shanghai United International School (9 new comments):

One of the new comments: “The school is located at Minhang District, Shanghai. It is 20 minutes taxi drive from our school to the downtown…”

29 Mar  International School of Paris (9 new comments):

One of the new comments: “10% contribution is what the school gives to your retirement plan…”

Check out the rest of the international school profile pages that have been recently updated on International School Community here.

Comments and information about salaries on International School Community #3 (Harbin No. 9 School, Int’l School of Helsinki & Cph Int’l School)

Comments and information about salaries at international schools on International School Community

Every week members are leaving information and comments on the salaries that teachers are making at international schools around the world.  Which ones pay more?  Which ones do you have to pay very high taxes?  Which ones offer tax-free salaries?  All important questions to think about when job searching, but where to find the answers to those questions?

Why do some international schools keep their specific salary information so secret?  Even at international school job fairs, you don’t really get to see the exact amount of your yearly and monthly salary until you see the contract paperwork.  Even then sometimes you don’t know what will be your exact take-home pay each month.  At International School Community, we want to make the search for salaries easier for international school teachers. In the benefits section of the school profile page, there is a section specifically for salaries.  The topic is: “Average monthly salary after taxes and in what currency (explain taxation situation). How often do you get paid throughout the year?

Here are 3 out of the many comments and information related to salaries that have been posted on our website:


Harbin No. 9 High School International Division (Songbei Campus)
“18000RMB per month 2000RMB taken out in taxes each month. No receipt of this transaction is given as would be the regular accounting practice for a well run school. YOu may need a record of this when you leave the country.”

Copenhagen International School
“The taxes are around 40-45%. You get paid in 12 month installments. You always get paid on time. There are also payslips which are sent to you via email the day before you get paid. It is important to note your first year that your July salary will be severely reduced because of the vacation pay deduction. You will get this money back though if and when you decide to move on.”



International School of Helsinki
“The salary is paid in Euros. The taxes taken out are around 35%. The tax rate in Finland would make it difficult for a couple on a single salary.”

Check out the other comments and information about these schools on our website: www.internationalschoolcommunity.com

International School Community Newsletter v2011.08 – 10 December, 2011

Site Stats:
Current members: 195 ( 23)
School profiles
: 985 ( 30)
Blog entries
: 152 ( 25)
Posted comments & info
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1677 ( 250)
Facebook likes: 118 ( 13)
Twitter followers: 206 ( 11)


School Profile Search Result #1:

Only on International School Community will you be able to search for the perfect international school for you. Utilizing the School Profile Search feature on International School Community, you can search for the perfect school using up to 8 different criteria.
Search Result #1

Criteria chosen:
1. Region of the world (All)
2. Curriculum (USA)
3. School Nature (Non-Profit)
4. No. of students (Medium: 300-700)
5. Country (All)
6. Year founded (16-50 Years Old)
7. Kinds of students (Mostly International)
8. Size of city (Medium: 750K-3 Million)

Check out the results of this example search on our blog!


New members:

·Gary Conomos
(North Pine Christian College)
·jltassie Anderson
(Anglo American School of Sofia)
·Jennifer Kim
(Korea International School)
·Becky Galvan
(A’takamul International School)
·Cory Greenberg
(Copenhagen International School)
·Damir Tejic
(International School of Beijing)


Current Survey Topic:

Vote here!


Member spotlight:


Jo Hughson

I worked at SRIS for three years. I taught Grade One and Grade Two in the time that I spent there. SRIS had a fantastic and diverse range of teachers that I felt privileged to work with. I learned a lot from them…”

Check out the rest of her interview on our blog here.  If you’d like to be one of our next member spotlights send us a message here.  Highlighted members will receive a coupon code for 6 free months of premium access!


v2011.08 – 10 December, 2011:

The holiday break is nearly upon us!  Is it cold where you live right now? It is for most people in the northern hemisphere.  There are though however some of us that are working in locations closer to the equator, and their weather must be quite nice right now.  Some of us farther away from the equator have already taken out our winter jacket and even have progressed to the “heavier” winter jacket this past week.

So, the big question is: Why did we choose to work here?  And that question is mostly directed towards the weather of your current location.  The local people where you are living probably say to you, “Out of all the places you could have chosen from (In their mind…Barbados, Thailand, Rome, etc.), how is it possible that you have chosen this cold, miserable place?  What they don’t realize is that some of us actually prefer to be in a place that has four distinct seasons.  Some of us like like the snow!

There are many reasons to move to another country: Money, Travel, Love, Career, etc.  We must be honest (not usually in an interview though) and admit that moving to another country based on its climate is very important for most international school teachers.  That is why International School Community has included a category under the City Section on the school profile pages about climate: Describe the city’s weather at different times of the year.  Here is an example:

Right now there are 38 comments and information that have been submitted in this category on a number of international school profile pages on our website.

Feel free to make your own searches (both close to the equator and farther away from the equator, depending on your preference!) for international schools based on your criteria on International School Community.  Members with premium membership are able to do unlimited searches on our website.  If you are already a member, you can easily renew your subscription on your profile page.  If you are not a member, become a member today and get 1 month free of premium membership.

With regards to our current members, International School Community’s members work at or have worked at 84 international schools! Check out which schools here.

 


Recently updated schools:

· 09 Dec  International School of Ouagadougou  (7 new comments)
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
“Settling-in allowance is 600 USD, you get around 2000 USD for a flight home every year. Other benefits are French lessons, a car loan and recruitment leave…”· 09 Dec  Bahrain Bayan School (6 new comments)
(Isa Town, Bahrain)
“It is important to note that female teachers applying are unable to sponsor their dependent husband and children. The age limit for hiring is 58 years old. The school retirement age is 60, so they usually don’t hire people close to that age…”

· 08 Dec  The American School of Kinshasa  (4 new comments)
(Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the)
“TASOK is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The School was re-accredited in 2008…”

· 08 Dec  Dasman Model School (7 new comments)
(Kuwait City, Kuwait)
“The school offers a bilingual program for students in grades K to 12. DMS has a fully self-contained Special Needs Division within the main school…”

· 08 Dec  Thai-Chinese Int’l School Bangkok (7 new comments)

(Bangkok, Thailand)
“Tuition for 2 children studying at TCIS is free although there are annual student supply fees of Baht 15,000+ / child to be paid by teacher for education materials, PreK-Gr2 lunch/snacks, insurance upgrades, year books, ID card, and graduation…”

(Click here for the last 40 schools to be updated with new comments)


Recent blog entries:

· Out of the thousands of international schools, people ask me why did I choose to work here?
“One year you are thinking that Asia is the place for you to move to the following school year, but then suddenly you open your eyes and you are actually in South America…”

· Educators Overseas: Helping teachers secure a job teaching abroad.
“There are many ways to secure a teaching job at an international school.  The website Educators Overseas also offers such a service.  Here is what they have to say about their philosophy of helping candidates find the “right fit” in their search to teach abroad…”

· The Wonderful World of Int’l School Hiring Fairs: Lesson #4 – “Being yourself is better, come what may, than trying to be someone else.”
“Even worse is when you realize mid-interview that you are indeed not the “best fit” as you had hoped you would be for that international school you have been wanting to work at that in the city you really had been wanting to live in…”

· Great resource: Association of International Schools in Africa
“Curious about what international schools there are in Africa?  The Association of International Schools in Africa website has 100s of international schools listed that are found in many of the African countries…”

· Comments and information about salaries on International School Community #2 (Hangzhou Int’l School, American School of Bcn & Int’l School of KL)
“Our reps are in the process of renegotiation our salaries. It is a difficult time in Spain right now, so it is not likely we will get much of a raise. The board is focusing on…”


Recently added schools:


Requested schools to be reviewed:


This last month we have had visits from 73 countries around the world!


Comments and information about salaries on International School Community #2 (Hangzhou Int’l School, American School of Bcn & Int’l School of KL)

Comments and information about salaries at international schools on International School Community

Every week members are leaving information and comments on the salaries that teachers are making at international schools around the world.  Which ones pay more?  Which ones do you have to pay very high taxes?  Which ones offer tax-free salaries?  All important questions to think about when job searching, but where to find the answers to those questions?

Why do some international schools keep their specific salary information so secret?  Even at international school job fairs, you don’t really get to see the exact amount of your yearly and monthly salary until you see the contract paperwork.  Even then sometimes you don’t know what will be your exact take-home pay each month.  At International School Community, we want to make the search for salaries easier for international school teachers. In the benefits section of the school profile page, there is a section specifically for salaries.  The topic is: “Average monthly salary after taxes and in what currency (explain taxation situation). How often do you get paid throughout the year?”

Here are 3 out of the many comments and information related to salaries that have been posted on our website:

Hangzhou International School

“Salary is in RMB. Salary is around 38000 USD a year for a teacher with a masters and around 8 years of experience. There are no taxes, already paid for by the school.”

American School of Barcelona

“Our reps are in the process of renegotiation our salaries. It is a difficult time in Spain right now, so it is not likely we will get much of a raise. The board is focusing on a new building so staff salaries is low on their list. The are not willing to raise tuition so some teacher benefits might be going away to help pay for the new building.”

International School of Kuala Lumpur

“Pay is good, with a great retirement (EPF) program that can go up to 42% of salary (including both employer and employee amounts). Teachers are paid 10 times (August through June) but in June they also get their July salary.”

Check out the other comments and information about these schools on our website: www.internationalschoolcommunity.com