In general, describe the demeanor of the students.
"Perhaps the somewhat gushing paragraph below id written by a primary teacher but, nevertheless, the students in the Senior School are attentive, good learners who excel at many things. We constantly come in over the IB world average and are generally well thought of in the locale."
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
What types of budgets do classroom teachers/departments get?
"Budgets are shared with principals, which are shared with teachers. No one complains about a lack of resources. All elementary classrooms have libraries of over 2000 books. Plenty of science equipment, etc. There is a 1-to-1 laptop learning program in grades 1-12, with some elementary grades using iPads. One large \"MakerSpace\" now wi..."
What types of accreditation does this school have? When is the accreditation up for renewal? Any religious affiliations?
"The school is affiliated with the Catholic church which plays a part of the school's philosophy."
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Name some special things about this school that makes it unique.
"Students and staff are forced to engage in 10 minutes of mindfulness every day. Not a bad idea in itself but since everyone has to be mindful at the same time it does feel forced and most people do not like it."
Tell your experience moving your items to this city. What company, insurance policy, etc. did you use?
"We used Eurodean and were very happy with them.
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What are the airports like in this city? (arriving, departing, shopping, customs, etc.)
"TEDA is just less than an hour away from Tianjin International Airport (180 RMB one way via rented private car) and 2.5-hour away from Beijing International Airport (700 RMB one way). Less crowd if flying to and from the Tianjin airport. Customs not too strict at Tianjin airport. "
Describe the different aspects of the school building and the school grounds. Also, describe the surrounding area around the campus.
"Our new campus is located on Long Yuan Road, opposite the Long Zhu Hospital. It will have its own kindergarten building, a 200-meter track and field, a pool and of course an auditorium and indoor gym. We are very excited! It will be open tentatively in August 2015. "
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Describe the city's weather at different times of the year.
"I visited Shekou once during November. The weather can be quite hot and humid during that time of year. With that being said, it didn't bother me one bit. However, I was just visiting there. It might be bothersome to experience that humidity on a daily basis. The sky was blue that day though and was very beautiful and pleasing. "
Describe the language abilities of students at this school and what is the "common language spoken in the hallways"? Is there one dominant cultural group?
"There is no one dominant nationality or group. Currently, around twenty eight nationalities are represented in the school population."
Information on trailing spouses. Can they work under spousal visa (also availability of work) or is it possible to live only on one salary?
"possible to live on one salary but most spouses find work in school or freelance. you need a working or business visa"
Describe what kinds of teachers work here (local vs. expat, qualifications [or lack there of], etc.) and staff turnover rate. Is there a native English speaker or nationality requirement? Is it LGBT friendly country/school?
"A mix of locals and expats work at the school. Some are here because of partners in the oil or other industries. Teachers only move if their partner has to move. Generally there is not a large turnover, as teachers are very happy at the school."