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Can anybody please shed some light on the current situation of these schools??

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  • Go to Thomas Smith's profile

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    Hello, I know that it has been a few years since your post but i wonder if you could shed any light on the teaching housing accommodation that the Newton Group provide?

    Thanks

    Thomas

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    posted by  Thomas Smith in Qatar forum 

    Hello, I know that it has been a few years since your post but i wonder if you could shed any light on the teaching housing accommodation that the Newton Group provide?

    Thanks

    Thomas

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    All of the comments on this website / the internet have been made by people in 2009/10.

    Please could any educators who are currently working for the school / have recently left, give us an insight into whether past comments about the school have been correct and what it is like working for the school now.

    Any current information would be great

  • posted by  in Qatar forum 

    You have reached a new level of ugly. Stop taking potshots and go tell her to her face. What you are doing is dishonourable and way out of line. Talking alot has never been a crime and I for one enjoy listening to her. At least she has something intelligent to say.
    Stay out of my inbox as well. I do not need any more "proof" thank you. I have decided to forgive and forget as her good points far outweigh her "bad" points. My only regret is that I have aligned myself with you to start off with. No, I do not care if anyone thinks you and I are the same, thats their perogative. Remember:

    "Expectations are the cause of all suffering"- Buddah

    Trust me on this, as I have had first hand experience recently.

  • Blazing Light

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    Director Gail (not Gayle-my bad) you have not been yourself recently, we have noticed the improvement immediately. See, controlling your trap is always a good thing. We are going to miss our staffroom giggle it seems.

  • Blazing Light

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    In your post Director you said "Some teachers has been with Newton for 4 years and they are the foundation for us newbees. WE SEE AND RESPECT THEIR HARDWORK AND DEDICATION" So, it stands to reason that when they resign, they will get all the money they are owed, right? Wrong!! Once again Afaf has seen fit to NOT PAY the gratuities due to these teachers who you respect so much. What are you as Director going to do about this? Shrug your shoulders and walk on, is my bet.

  • Blazing Light

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    Yes,agreed but somebody needs to be accountable. I am going to focus first on the cockiest manager of the lot. Director G. 1 year has passed and her head is still firmly lodged up her a@#$@s.

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    Newton has ticked me off royally today. We parents are expected to pay our 2nd term fees by 17 Dec 09!!! Afaf please clarify why parents are asked to pay the school fees in advance. Surely the first term's fees should cover the first term's expenses. If not, then your cash flow problems are just that, your problem not ours. Its not like you going to pay the hardworking teachers in advance for Christmas. Which incidentally, you should. For those of us that celebrate Christmas, the expense at this time of year can be staggering as we try to spread the goodwill and cheer. Please note the following points.
    - Our companies do not pay us in advance.
    - The Qataris and many others have to pay out of their own pockets and do not have the luxury of having "private" school fees paid by multinational companies(your target market).
    - I will not part with a single penny until such time(second term) when the fees are actually due.Why should I?

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    Your focus is way too narrow. You are concentrating on one very small cog in the organisation that is Newton. Firstly, no business rule exists for things like: pd, disappearing teachers and promotions.
    Secondly, there is no coherence between the schools. Principal X feels intimidated by Principal Y. Principal Y feels more qualified that Principal Z etc. Everybody in top management is always trying to cover their backsides and shield themselves from critisism even if the critisism is constructive. Heaven forbid Principal X tries to educate Principal Y. It is just not done. That type of arrogance in management has a ripple effect right down the organisational chart and ultimately disfavours the students. Eg. If Principal Z feels a teacher is not "competent" enough for say Year 5, that teacher will eventually find his/herself working in FOUNDATION PHASE.
    So, dont mess with Year 5 but give the students in Preschool, Reception, Year 1 an early disadvantage. They never going to get to Year 5.DUH!!!!!!!! If you looking for a "teacher" that does not have a suitable teaching qualification at Newton, look no further than Foundation Phase. The culprits are sent there to cut their teeth on our children. "To gain experience" Not on my child you don't.
    Is this good business or education practice? Mess our kids up and still expect us to pay for the priviledge.
    No, I am not defending anybody at NIS. Management have proven that they can defend themselves albeit in a mean, spiteful way and ineffectively. The time has come for the parents to voice their dissatisfaction and trust me, I am going to be first in line.

  • Blazing Light

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    1 director. 3 staff meetings=6 valuable hours. Agenda? =

    - Dont critisize me on Just Landed
    - I am competent (yawn!!)
    PD= 0 hours.
    PD@ Newton International schools= PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

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