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Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by mangochutney, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. noseygeorge

    noseygeorge New commenter

    What breed of dog do you have?
  2. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

  3. noseygeorge

    noseygeorge New commenter

    You should be ok then. There is a ban on certain breeds by the international airlines to Brunei. We tried to take a Yorkshire terrier but failed.
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  4. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    A Yorkshire terrier?! On what grounds can they possibly....
  5. noseygeorge

    noseygeorge New commenter

    Brunei, Malaysian and Singapore Airlines have a ban on snub-nosed dogs (breathing problems in flight). They then extended the ban to all sub breeds to include all terriers. It took me about 6 months to find all this out - everyone gave me conflicting advice, even the airlines and pet relocators in UK and Asia.
  6. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    Oh I see! That makes a lot more sense than it being because they are big and scary...
  7. SPC2

    SPC2 Occasional commenter

    Quite like the idea of Brunei. Anyone prepared to give an idea of salaries (...please)?
  8. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    The one thats listed on search has a starting salary of $31000 tax free, plus the usual benefits package
  9. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    I currently work with someone who spent several years in Brunei before returning to the UK, they were on considerably more than that (but then again they teach physics...)
  10. kevinodon

    kevinodon New commenter


    i dlike to know how they stand over taking medication..and leads?
  11. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    Please can I bump up this thread and ask if anyone with any knowledge of Brunei or the schools there could start a 'conversation' with me?

    This would be extremely useful.... thank you.
  12. SPC2

    SPC2 Occasional commenter

    The grapevine tells me there are two international schools and that the one on Search pays a lot less.
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  13. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    The one on Search appears to be a government schools teaching placement scheme?

    I can't find either of the international schools on there.
  14. SPC2

    SPC2 Occasional commenter

    Sorry, you're right - thought I'd seen it there. Have worked with people who, in turn, worked at both international schools. As we can't name them, alphabetically I'm informed that, for money, you want the second one.
  15. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    The ding dong one?
  16. SPC2

    SPC2 Occasional commenter

    Yes, jogging on in the tropics.
  17. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    Haha! Thank you :)
  18. lacsap

    lacsap New commenter

    Three main possibilities in Brunei for teachers. 2 International schools,and the government placement scheme. I** is the lowest salary, but by all accounts a nice place to work. J** pay more, have quite spectacular facilities but you have to work quite a lot. C*** place teachers in Government schools to teach English. Still have to be fully qualified and pay is ok. At current exchange rates with a weak pound a classroom teacher would earn about GBP35 - 40k with accommodation free, no tax, medical insurance, kids schooling . Brunei is a fairly sleepy place, not a lot going on so you make your own entertainment. Great place to bring up kids, always warm, lots of sports facilities, easy to employ people to do your housework and look after your kids. You usually get a nice big house with garden. All in all a pleasant place to be. So far the Sharia Law thing has not had any effect but you never know.
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  19. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    Thank you @lacsap your post has been extremely helpful.
  20. apsara

    apsara New commenter

    Hello - I hope this bumps this thread.

    Does anyone have advice or insight into working at another International school in Brunei please: The one linked to a petrol company, named after things you might pick up on the beach!
    I would be grateful for any info regarding school ethos / working conditions / salaries / accommodation / area.
    I have two children in tow and would be grateful for info on life for kids in Brunei / quality of education at said school etc.
    Thank you in advance.

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