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“Schools with Comments” search feature update (27000+ comments on over 1045 schools)

June 18, 2018


Our school profile search feature is one reason that makes International School Community unique. The search feature allows our members to search for the schools that best fit their specific criteria.

This fast and easy-to-use search feature also helps international school teachers find the school profile pages on our website that have some useful comments and information on them.  You can easily see how many comments have been submitted on each school profile page by looking to the right of each schools listed on the schools list page.

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The “Schools with Comments” tick box feature is at the bottom of our school profile search box (see above picture).  If you only want to see school profiles that have comments on them in your search results, tick this box!  Then on the search results page, you will only see the schools that have comments. Genius!

Example: First we selected the East Asia in the Region drop down menu.  Then we selected China in the Country drop down menu.  Finally, we selected Shanghai in the City drop down menu.  But instead of getting ALL the school profile pages for schools in Shanghai, we put a tick next to the ‘schools with comments’ part before we pressed the Search button.

Here are the results of this search:

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Search criteria with “Schools with Comments” checked: East Asia, China, Shanghai

As of 18 June 2018, 25 schools in Shanghai have had comments and information submitted on their school profile pages.

Log-on right now to our website and start your searches using our ‘schools with comments’ feature (which is available to all members).

Currently, we have 1048 schools that have had comments and information submitted on them. That’s around half of the 2043 schools that we have listed on our website!

It is also important to note that there are almost 28000 individual comments and information that have been submitted on our website.  All of these comments mean more informed teachers in our international school community!  We encourage all international school community members to share what they know by submitting comments on the international schools they currently work at or have worked at in the past. Why not become a Mayor of a school for unlimited free premium membership? Become a Mayor today!

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Take Our Survey and Win One Year of Premium Membership

May 19, 2018


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International School Community’s mission is to be the go-to website for international school teachers wanting to find everything to do with working at international schools around the world.

We need your help to make sure we are being the best we can be.

Please consider taking our survey. It should take around 10 minutes. All participants that submit a detailed, completed survey will be entered into a contest. Three people who have really detailed comments will win one free year of premium membership to our website!

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We’ll contact the winners on 06 June, 2018 via email. Please write to us here if you have any questions or concerns.

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The 40 Most Viewed Schools on International School Community

April 13, 2018


So interesting, our top 40 school profiles with the most views page.

It’s like, which school is the most popular amongst our 13K+ members?  Before reading below or checking out the page, which schools do you think show up on this list?

Are the ones at the top those “Tier one” international schools that we all hear about? You might be surprised which schools are really on this list then!

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The school that has the most views right now is the American School of Barcelona (160 total comments), which currently has around 1444 views. Who wouldn’t want to work next to the Mediterranean Sea?!

Here are some of the other top schools on our list (along with a sample comment from its school profile page):

Copenhagen International School (329 total comments) Copenhagen, Denmark (1385 views)

“I feel like we are getting more new students lately and classrooms in the primary are definitely reaching their maximum.”

NIST International School (236 total comments) Bangkok, Thailand (1104 views)

“Most of the large shopping malls have gourmet markets that include Western foods and ingredients, and two or three chains specifically cater to them as well. A huge number of expat-oriented pubs and restaurants can be found, especially along Sukhumvit Road.”

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International School of Kuala Lumpur (107 total comments) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (998 views)

“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.”

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KIS International School (Bangkok) (183 total comments) Bangkok, Thailand (872 views)

“KIS has just gone through its five-year accreditation for both the CIS and the IB as well as the one from the Thai Ministry of Education. Obviously the full reports have yet to be made public but the feedback from the team leaders was certainly constructive and said that the school was certainly heading in the right direction.”

Seoul Foreign School (133 total comments) Seoul, South Korea (837 views)

“I literally think these are the best students to have on the planet. I can’t think of a country where the student caliber is any higher. Wonderful and attentive students who perform well. Require work to get them to think outside of the box and problem solve.”

Hong Kong International School (127 total comments) Hong Kong, China (833 views)

“The school is a very well established school and has been a part of Hong Kong for nearly 50 years.”

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Western International School of Shanghai (325 total comments) Shanghai, China (805 views)

“Tons of activities if one wants to do something. It’s pretty easy to fund running, cycling, hiking, tennis, basketball, rugby, and so forth. Pretty much anything is on offer here!”

Singapore American School (90 total comments) Singapore, Singapore (789 views)

“Short term disability benefit. Worldwide health insurance coverage.”

Concordia International School (Shanghai) (161 total comments) Shanghai, China (722 views)

“The school buildings are quite modern. Many students walk to school as there are many neighbourhoods near the school.”

International School Bangkok (19 total comments) Bangkok, Thailand (610 views)

“There are scholarships available for staff children to attend the school.”

Canadian International School (Hong Kong) (128 total comments) Hong Kong, China (600 views)

“A fair number of teachers make multiple stops on their way back to “home” in Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand. Since these are long flights (~10-18 hours), it is easy to find extended layovers en route.”

Bangkok Patana School (21 total comments) Bangkok, Thailand (579 views)

“The school provides free transportation for teachers who live within areas adjacent to the school. Teachers who live outside the defined area and who require transportation are required to enroll in the transportation service offered by the school. The teacher will then be respo…”

American School of Dubai (98 total comments) Warsaw, Poland (578 views)

“The area across the street from the school, Barsha Heights (previously known as Tecom) has a number of highrise buidlings and good number of restaurants and shops in the area. It’s a 10-15 minute walk from there for the teachers that live in that area. On the opposite side a…”

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American School of Warsaw (101 total comments) Warsaw, Poland (578 views)

“In connection to the school’s growing percentage of ELL students, every grade level in the elementary and middle schools now has a dedicated ELL coach/teacher/classroom aide.”

Check out the rest of the schools on our list here.

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ISC’s Job Vacancy Feature Update: Win Free Premium Membership!

March 27, 2018


Our Job Vacancies feature was launched just two months ago, but its popularity already exceeds all our expectations. With our members submitting these job vacancies anonymously, each of their submissions helps another teacher find new and interesting positions at international schools worldwide. Every job vacancy submission helps schools around the globe reach new people who might just be the perfect fit for the position.

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We would hereby like to thank the ISC Community for all of their 100+ submissions by holding a job vacancy submission promotion. As of 27 March, 2018, the first 10 members to submit a job vacancy will not just get one free week of premium membership (the normal amount of premium membership you get when you submit a job vacancy), but a whole month added to their account (for each job vacancy they submit)!

Submit the job vacancies you know about today and win free premium membership!

Looking at all the submitted job vacancies so far, we would like to share a bit of statistics that we found.

So far 119 job vacancies have been submitted in just over two months.

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We have designed the job vacancies page to keep all of the submitted job vacancies all on one page, even if they have expired.  We wanted our members to see which job positions have shown up for a school over time, and how many times a certain job position has shown up over time as well. For example, maybe if the school has just posted about the job position you are looking for last month, that position won’t show up the following month or the following year or two for that matter. Or if the position keeps showing up for a school, one might wonder why that they are consistently having that job available each year. The expired job vacancy postings are clearly marked, so it is clear which ones are active or not.

There have been job postings submitted in a number of countries from around the world:

• Singapore: 12
• India: 6
• Indonesia: 5
• China: 10
• Spain: 8
• Japan: 7
• USA: 2
• Hong Kong: 4
• Italy: 1
• UAE: 4
• Turkey: 4
• Uganda: 4
• Thailand: 10
• Malaysia: 2

and many more…

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There have also been job postings submitted for a number of school positions:

• EAL Teacher: 2
• Science: 7
• Maths: 9
• History: 2
• Classroom Teacher: 6
• PE: 2
• Business Teacher: 4

and many more…

We are so glad that we have added this feature to our website. If you have a good story of how our posted job vacancies led to you getting an interview and eventually an offer, let us know by writing to us via our Contact Us page.

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ISC Members’ Home and Host Countries (Where Are We From and Currently Living?)

March 10, 2018


You can definitely say that our 12800+ members are a diverse group.  We have members from all over the world that work in all areas of the globe.

You can find out where these members are from and where they work by using our Member Profile Search feature located on our homepage or the Members List page, but we also have a page that puts all those statistics on one page in an easy-to-read manner.

The Members’ Home and Host Countries page

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On the Where our members currently work page, we currently have members that work at 158 countries.  It appears as if the top countries are United States (677 members), China (411 members), United Kingdom (221 members), India (187) and Thailand (159 members).

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Want to know which members live in each country? Just simply click on the number, which is a link to see all of those members. For members that live in Thailand (for example), just click here.

In the column to the right, you’ll also find Our members’ home countries page.

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This column shows where our members are from, well the ones that have filled out their member profile page (same goes for the other column).  We currently have members that come from 103 countries.  It appears as if the top countries are United States (782 members), United Kingdom (329 members), Canada (204), India (173) and Australia (140).

Want to know which members are from each country? Just simply click on the country link. For members that are from India, just click here.

Don’t forget to fill out your member profile so our statistics will be the most up-to-date!

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