Most of the posters on this site seem very generous with the information they share and the advice they give. Thanks in advance for any replies.
I'm moving to Hong Kong at the end of November of this year. Fell in love with the city when I visited last year, coming over from Tokyo.
Does anyone have any experience working on SNET? Could SNET be an entry point to working in the ESF school system or working at an international school in Hong Kong?(Eventually would like to work as an international teacher, because of the potential for career advancement and added responsibility. Thought SNET would be a good way to start in Hong Kong.)
It looks like folks have very different experiences with on NET; some describe it as a cushy job others say it can be taxing. Does it depend on the luck of the draw?
With regards to the SNET position, are most teachers fulfilled with their role? Is there a high degree of job satisfaction? Are there any opportunities for professional development or advancement? Is the position challenging but fun?
I have worked and taught before, most recently spent six years in Japan on the JET (japanese exchange & teaching) Programme, the Japanese version of NET, teaching in a Japanese high school.
I'm currently doing my Graduate Diploma in Education down under (originally from Canada). The program wraps up this fall; hence the November date.
I understand that hiring doesn't get underway until January and February and that the position would not commence until September 2013. I'm fine with that. Doign my research ahead of time.
Even if you haven't worked on NET, for ESF, or at one of the international schools, any advice you have to share is most appreciated.
Look forward to hearing from all you good folks. And, maybe, seeing you in the future, too.