Kindergarten? Me?

It’s the beginning of August and I am due to start at my new school at the beginning of September. In the meantime I am still awaiting my NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Kuwait and undergoing the medical tests while I gather up the rest of my visa documents. In Kuwait, the Ministry of Education […]

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How can you just leave AND what about your husband?

People constantly ask me, “How can you just leave?” and “Aren’t you scared?” so in this post, let me be truthful. YES it is always scary to try something new… just because I am excited does not mean that I am not apprehensive. Just so you know, I am not a fresh graduate straight out […]

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A definitive decision

  It took some time (6 months!); around 9 interviews and countless moments of decision-making when I FINALLY received an irresistible offer from an international school in Kuwait. At this point I want to say that prior to receiving this contract, I had never been to Kuwait or done more than any perfunctory research on […]

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Interviewing for teaching positions in the Gulf: the unscripted truth

Before   When you register with a recruitment agency, you will have to fill out a heap of documents. Have your CV open on Microsoft Word and get ready to copy & paste! In addition to that, you will need scanned colour copies of all of your qualifications, your passport page and teaching license (SACE […]

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It’s time to go!

  Swimming in Durban’s sweltering humidity, standing before an overcrowded classroom with 44 learners sharing 23 novels is when I realized that I needed a change. Perhaps every teacher feels that way at some point in their lives… where they have been teaching the same material to the same grades for as long as they’ve […]

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