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Munfred



Joined: 25 Jan 2009
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:58 pm    Post subject: Chatsworth International School Reply with quote

Hi guys, been browsing through the forums, and noticed there are quite a few negative thoughts about teaching in Singapore.
I have recently put in an application for a secondary teaching post at the Orchard Campus of Chatsworth International School, and then found this forum.
I haven't heard back from them yet but I expect that this is because of the weekend and then Chinese New Year.

Does anyone on here know anything about this school? I know it is relatively new and takes on many ESL pupils but thats about it. I sent of an application because I fancied a change, and whilst I am still relatively young with only a wife and no children I thought it may be a good opportunity.

Does anyone have any suggestions to how much I should be looking for wage wise (assuming I get the job, or an interview for that matter as I think I may be too late)? I am currently teaching in the UK on UPS 1 so about £32.5k and am really only looking to have enough to pay bills and a little to save if I was to move abroad as it is more the life experience I am looking for rather than being able to retire early and live of the land etc. I have only been teaching for 6 years.

Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated. Whether I get the job or not it is always useful for future reference.

Cheers.
Anyone taught in Malaysia?
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sheepshead



Joined: 12 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Chatsworth School Reply with quote

I do not know the school, but I can speak for the fact that you will need a good salary just to live.

Accommodation will cost you in the vicinity of S$2k up for something in an outer area. HDB flats start at around S$2K pm up higher for a better quality flat. Then there are the utilities; electricity, water, phone, gas (to cook with). Transport fees will cost you up to S$100 pm per person.

Apartments are now up to S$3K pm and up.

While meals in food courts are relatively cheap prices for food to cook at home may be a surprise to you.

If you are a drinker and smoker you will not be happy with these outlandish prices.

Caveat emptor!
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Munfred



Joined: 25 Jan 2009
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply.
Forgot to mention, its not a specific ESL job that I have applied for but rather a phyical education job.
I dont smoke or drink so the cost isnt too much of a problem for me.
I do eat lots though.
Especially when I am in Malaysia or singapore Wink
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beaker81



Joined: 12 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Munfred,

check your PM.
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roamingteacher



Joined: 16 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone any info on the school that they are willing to share?
Thanks
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norwalkesl



Joined: 22 Oct 2009
Posts: 366
Location: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-China

PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using a name pulled from English History for a Singapore school raises a flag for me. Just like when the financial geniuses referred to nonsense instruments as "tranches", using proper nouns in other languages to impress raises my suspicions.
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Henry_Cowell



Joined: 27 May 2005
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Location: Berkeley

PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

norwalkesl wrote:
... using proper nouns in other languages to impress raises my suspicions.

What is the "other" language here?
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Chris_Crossley



Joined: 26 Jun 2004
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Location: Still in the centre of Furnace City, PRC, after eight years!!!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:05 am    Post subject: Using French to impress the English Reply with quote

Henry_Cowell wrote:
norwalkesl wrote:
... using proper nouns in other languages to impress raises my suspicions.

What is the "other" language here?


Methinks it's French since the French word tranche means "slice".

It's what the French (or English) might dub a bon mot!

A bientôt, mes ami(e)s! Cool
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Henry_Cowell



Joined: 27 May 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:20 am    Post subject: Re: Using French to impress the English Reply with quote

Chris_Crossley wrote:
Henry_Cowell wrote:
norwalkesl wrote:
... using proper nouns in other languages to impress raises my suspicions.

What is the "other" language here?

Methinks it's French since the French word tranche means "slice".

But the analogy to Singapore is a bit off. English isn't at all an "other" language in Singapore. Neither is English history "other." Chatsworth is, in fact, a not un-common name in Singapore geography. Nobody's trying to impress with it.
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Spring88



Joined: 24 Feb 2012
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Location: Daegu, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

Know this was posted a few years ago... but, did you get the job? or any teaching job in Singapore??

Any feedback on how things worked out?

Thanks

Smile Smile
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