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Bangkok (with a family)

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by Bythesea123, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. percy topliss

    percy topliss Occasional commenter

    I must agree. When it comes to scaremongering China and Indonesia are much further ahead (or behind!). We left China 12 years ago and they were already cancelling outdoor classes and fitting filters to the windows then. Bangkok is currently having a bad time but it is the exception and not the norm.


  2. phat_sue

    phat_sue New commenter

    Could you send me a conversation please Perce? I’m not able to yet.
  3. le2012

    le2012 New commenter

    Thought I'd jump in on this thread to ask Bangkok-related question. I am looking at the British secondary school that is linked to a school in a north west suburb of London / Harry Potter school. I am trying to find out what the expectations are regarding after school clubs and boarding duties? The IRS reviews either state that extracurricular expectations are either very good but a couple say very bad so seeking some clarity. Thanks!
  4. willow78

    willow78 Occasional commenter

    If you are talking about the school I think you are, there is a regular poster on here who works there, I am sure he will pop by soon and give you some insight.

    I visited the school on in October as I have a friend who works there, it is hard work (certainly be some weekend work), very academic, nearly all Thai students (So something to think about if you have children of your own), quite a way out of the city but very good package.

    The school facilities are amazing and it's close to the old airport which makes it handy for local and Asian travel.

    I went to a school BBQ whilst I was there and they seemed like a good bunch of people to work with.
  5. le2012

    le2012 New commenter

    That's the one!

    I am aware of that and no kiddies of my own so not a concern.

    I don't mind the hard work or after school clubs but I know I don't want to be involved in boarding duties - just not my thing, I've done that in my 20s. Some on IRS say it's not expectation to be involved so just wanted to confirm that.

    That I am actually quite happy with. I like to be near the buzz but not in the centre of it. Plus pollution wise it's better I heard.

    That is awesome to hear.

    Thank you so much for your answers and hoping the poster from the school pop around soon too :)
  6. willow78

    willow78 Occasional commenter

    Pollution is really bad at the moment including were the school is location, my friend who works there has just signed a new 2 year contract, she is now thinking of changing it to a one year contract because of pollution, but she has two children. All last week the students weren't allowed out side at breaks.
  7. percy topliss

    percy topliss Occasional commenter

    This school offers an excellent package but the expectations are commensurate. You will be expected to carry out quite a few extra curriclar tasks and not just after school, there are lots of things expected of staff at weekends too. However, the school just has that kind of ethos, the kids and the staff pull together well and this is born out by the results at all levels. The school takes great pains to ensure that it gets the right staff. People who cannot be bothered to keep up with expectations tend to leave, which is in everyones interests.
  8. tyla

    tyla New commenter

    Percy, I am also interested in the school, can I PM you?
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019 at 3:15 PM

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