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Bangkok & Pattaya International School advice please

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by mightyb, May 13, 2018.

  1. mightyb

    mightyb New commenter

    Hi all, I am considering applying for posts at the following schools. I wonder if anyone on here knows much about any of them please? I am an experienced teacher and have visited Thailand a few times but have not yet taught overseas. I would be travelling with my family so am looking for a school that would suit my children and be a happy place to work with a reasonable work / life balance. Any information would be very welcome please. I don't think I'm meant to name schools here so hope you might recognise them from my cunning descriptions!:
    A school starting with the letter A that is in Sapansung, Bangkok. It has about 400 pupils.
    A school starting with the letter C in Prawet, to the East of Bangkok. It has about 300 pupils.
    A small school starting with S that is in Chatuchak, Bangkok and also has a site near Khao Yai.
    A school starting with R that is in Pattaya and part of a large group of schools. It has about 1200 pupils.
    Thanks very much :)
     
  2. schmedz

    schmedz Occasional commenter

    Please join *** and get information which is up to date. Really only the 'R' schools are well-known and considered reasonable.
    Pretty sure ANY international school will improve your work/life balance and Bangkok/Pattaya are great places to live with a family, particularly with younger children.

    Feel free to send me a Conversation for any specific questions you might have about R schools.
     
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  3. AlexMiddleton

    AlexMiddleton New commenter

    Feel free to get in touch about the R school on the Eastern Seaboard
     
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  4. mightyb

    mightyb New commenter

    I am also interested in a school starting with the letter S which is currently based at Bangkok Riverside but is opening a new campus in the city centre, if anyone knows anything about that please?
    Also any schools to avoid in your opinion please?
    Many thanks.
     
  5. lottee1000

    lottee1000 Occasional commenter

    I was at the S one in Chatuchak. Feel free to PM me.
    Bangkok is fantastic and you can have a very nice lifestyle there, with a very reasonable workload. I don't know if the salary is enough to support four people though, not if you have any commitments back home or expect extravagant holidays. If you are both working, it's a very good salary.
    One big issue is that the school is very Thai, and staff children are the only non-thai faces. This makes integration difficult, especially for older kids. Younger ones tend to be ok.
     
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  6. phat_sue

    phat_sue New commenter

    Really interested in this as we're in the same situation. Had an interview from the R one in Bangkok and the big S one that's English. Waiting to hear back from both. Guessing since it's taking so long it's not good news but good experience as they're my first interviews.
    Im a bit concerned about my kids being the only non thai kids. It's so hard to find the make up of the schools.
     

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