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Postby AusEz » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 7:44 pm

I'm from Australia (Victoria) and will complete my bachelor of Arts (degree with honours)/bachelor of education (primary teaching) at the end of this year. My partner (we are getting married in November) has a commerce degree (with honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (secondary teaching - mathematics and business studies). My partner has been teaching full time at Melbourne University full time for 2 years. I am graduating at the end of this year so have no full time teaching experience.

We are interested in teaching at an International School in Singapore and I was wondering if anyone can answer some of my questions:
- The International Schools I have looked at all specify that they want teachers with at least 2 years experience, can I get a job teaching in an International School as a graduate teacher?
- Does my partner's teaching at university count as teaching experience?
- How possible is it for us to both be employed by the same school, particularily given that my partner is a secondary teacher and I am primary?
- Does anyone know anything about the Australian International School, like pay, conditions, how hard it is to get a job there?

Thank you very much in advance.

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Postby AusEz » Thu, 19 Feb 2009 6:24 pm

Anyone have and thoughts or ideas?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 19 Feb 2009 7:03 pm

AusEz wrote:Anyone have and thoughts or ideas?


It's a bad time to be finding a job at an International School in Singapore. Expats are leaving. At least one school has put its expansion plans on hold indefinitely.

Almost all schools have tiers of students... parents of a given nationality, then working for a company of a given nationality, then things get looser. Right now, almost all of them have lost their waiting lists and are open the doors to ever looser qualifications.

I don't see hiring in the future (near).

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Postby k1w1 » Sat, 21 Feb 2009 4:42 pm

Yup, I would echo what SE said. Not a good time. Plenty of schools are not rehiring those leaving anticipating that the numbers are going to drop significantly.

It would be very difficult to get a job as a new graduate here, especially if you were wanting expatriate benefits.

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Postby Vanessa83 » Tue, 24 Feb 2009 4:24 pm

AusEz,

I am in the same boat as you, only just finishing my masters in early childhood 0-12yrs... My partner's job is relocating to singapore and I would be moving in April 09... I have no idea how the education industry works, ideally I would like to work in preschools e.g. 3-5 yrs but do they exist in Singapore and would they hire foreigners?

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Postby MO&AO » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 10:11 am

you may try some PEO ( Private School), they require alot of English teacher or other field, as Singapore try to become the Education hub in this region.

I am looking for a native speaker to speak with me, Australian will be the best. Do you know anyone is interetsed? Time is very flexible.

Good luck.


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