Getting a teaching job

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matthewbartlett
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Getting a teaching job

Post by matthewbartlett » Thu, 22 Aug 2019 6:01 pm

Hi all,

I've been offered a job in Singapore, and my girlfriend – a teacher - is considering joining me. We'd like to know more about her prospects of getting a job as a teacher. She has an undergraduate diploma and three years of experience teaching elementary school at a private school in Washington DC.

- Is it too late to land a job for the upcoming school year?
- Does she have the requisite experience to land a job at a school in Singapore?
- What are some good teaching-related jobs she could consider as a backup if she's unable to land a job for the upcoming school year?
- Are there any particular online job boards or resources she should be looking at?

Many thanks!

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Re: Getting a teaching job

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:33 pm

The International Schools all have career sections on their websites. Her best bet is locum (part time substitute) position at this point. However getting a workpermit is not possible on that basis and you'd have to sponsor her on a Dependants Pass.

www.iss.edu is an international job board for school teachers.

There are two school years here - the Southern Hemisphere one which is Jan - Dec and the Northern one which is Aug to May so there some flexibility to application dates. Normally the NH ones are filled in May/June and the SH ones in Oct/Nov/Dec.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Getting a teaching job

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:47 pm

American curriculum International Schools in Singapore:
Singapore American
ICS.edu.sg
Chatsworth
Overseas Family
International School of Singapore
Canadian International (I think uses Ottawa curriculum but my US wife taught there ok)

Probably more.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Getting a teaching job

Post by runningaway » Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:15 pm

I noticed there are a lot of "tuition centres", I don't know how else to describe them, which I think support school kids in becoming more proficient in some subjects. I know of some foreigners who got jobs tutoring, though it was because they had a specific skill (e.g. teaching a foreign language). But it might be something to consider? (you'd need more research as I don't know much about them).

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