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Primary jobs in Mexico - any advice? Thank you!

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by rakaela, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. rakaela

    rakaela New commenter

    I am unable to find a post with advice on schools in Mexico - I have heard mixed reports about them - any information would be gratefully received. I seem to remember the school with the coloured entrance was not recommended.
  2. tica

    tica New commenter

    In my time in Mexico that was the best school. What has gone wrong there/
  3. amariB

    amariB New commenter

    I have friends who have worked there and advised others to stay clear. They said the kids were wonderful but the management made teachers' lives hell. This was a few years ago so could've changed.
  4. sharon52

    sharon52 New commenter

    I work in Mexico its great at my school
  5. doteachershavesuperpowers

    doteachershavesuperpowers Occasional commenter

    Whilst I don't work at that school, but I do work at a school in Mexico.

    These are my pros and cons from living there (it's my first year here)

    The weather- even in the winter you can walk about in a vest and shorts in
    the afternoon.
    Much better work/life balance than in the UK.
    Cheap to eat out.
    The food is amazing.
    Mexicans, in general, are friendly.

    The money isn't great.
    You can't rely on everyone speaking English. A knowledge of Spanish
    is required for day to day life.
    Can be boring at times (again, based on my location; it is probably very
    different in Mexico City)
    Holidays aren't great here. They don't seem to believe in half terms.
  6. sharon52

    sharon52 New commenter

    I live in Mexico City and we are paid well
  7. DKA2

    DKA2 New commenter

    I’m also quite keen to know what it is like to work in an international school in Mexico City. If anyone knows of any information in regards to living standards, I would be really appreciative.
  8. makhnovite

    makhnovite Established commenter

    doteachershavesuperpowers, where are you working: i.e the city, and the school if you can hide the name in a kind of crossword clue way, as we usually do on here?
  9. doteachershavesuperpowers

    doteachershavesuperpowers Occasional commenter

    In the middle of nowhere. It's in a small town in central Mexico, about 3 hours north of Mexico City.

    The school has the same name as a former queen of the UK; the 2nd longest serving after Elizabeth II.
  10. sharon52

    sharon52 New commenter

    I work in the city in a good school ... our living standards are good we can afford to travel a lot eat out etc ..... accommodation allowance will cover a nice flat, house. Nice students etc
    send me a PM and I will tell you all about Mexico
    cardelle likes this.
  11. sharon52

    sharon52 New commenter

    I have sent you a conversation
  12. Toshiyan

    Toshiyan New commenter

    I would love to know more about teaching in Mexico. I have sent you a conversation.
  13. Masfar

    Masfar New commenter

    I spent 5 years in Mexico and I loved it. Looking to move back there as soon as the right job pops up.
    sharon52 likes this.
  14. learninglee

    learninglee New commenter

    Do you mind me asking a few questions about the school/area? I cant start conversations yet for some reason. Thank you.
  15. dizzychu

    dizzychu New commenter

    How safe is Mexico these days? Say for a single female in her 30's? South America has such a draw for me
    sharon52 likes this.
  16. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    Is someone moving whole countries around? Surely Mexico is either North or Central America?
  17. dizzychu

    dizzychu New commenter

    Terribly sorry for my ignorance. I do occasionally forget the central America term. Thank you for your incredibly helpful response.
  18. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    I apologise for my flippancy
  19. JimmySmith19

    JimmySmith19 New commenter

    Hello, I'm new here, so be nice!
    Anyways, I would love some more information about the school with a coloured entrance. I'm having an interview next week!
    If offered a job, it will, most probably, be in lower Primary.
    Any objective feedback from somebody who has worked (knows anyone who has) about the working conditions, management and so on?​
  20. doteachershavesuperpowers

    doteachershavesuperpowers Occasional commenter

    Hi. Yes, of course. Should I try to message you?

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