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January 3 - 6, 2017

Kendell, Nick

Fair Organizer:
Nick Kendell

January 3 - 6, 2017


Fair Organizer: Nick Kendell


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Welcome to Summer in Melbourne and the Search Associates International Job Fair.

This is the earliest Search Associates mid-size fair of the year, so teaching candidates have the first opportunity to impress the schools and recruiters at the beautiful Langham Hotel. The teachers who receive invitations to this fair are passionate about their students and have a proven track record. This is traditionally the most successful Search Associates fair in terms of candidate placements. Please see the tab, 'Schools Attending' on this page, for an up-to-date record of registered schools. This list will grow as schools finalise their hiring needs. Check back frequently to see the school list which will automatically update as a schools register to attend, and/or cancel their attendance. We anticipate around 55 - 60 international schools will be in attendance and approximately 220 candidates. We would love to see you there!





8:30 am –

1:00 pm

Register in the Pre-function area.

9:30 am –

10:10 am


10:20 am –

11:00 am

Introduction to the IB programmes – OPTIONAL. Clarendon Ballroom.


PYP - Recommended for Primary. Presented by Kyle Brewerton (former Principal of The Kaust School, Saudi Arabia).

MYP/IB Diploma- Recommended for Middle School and High School Teachers, presented by Deidre Fischer (former Director of a number of International Schools).


11:00 am –

12:00 pm

Candidate Meeting in the Clarendon Ballroom

Highly recommended for those new to Fairs.

1:00 pm -

5:00 pm

School presentations (4 running simultaneously).


5:00 pm –

5:30 pm

SCI Employee Benefits presentation. Gavin Snook and partners will be presenting information on financial planning and tax implications for local teachers moving overseas. (Highly recommended).


7:30 pm – onwards

Optional drinks at P. J. O’Brien’s downstairs in Southgate. Pick up your free drink ticket at the door.




8:00 am –

10:30 am

Registration continues in the Pre-function area.

8:00 am –

10:30 am

School presentations (4 running simultaneously).


11:30 am –

1:30 pm

Sign-ups with Schools for Interviews in Clarendon Ballroom, Pre-function area and Swanston Rooms. Your schedule for the next 2 days will be determined.


1:30 pm –

7:00 pm

Interviews as arranged during sign-ups.




9:00 am –

6:00 pm

Interviews as arranged.


7:30 pm –

9:30 pm

Social Function for Candidates & Recruiters at the Langham Hotel (Clarendon Ballroom).

Proudly sponsored by Search Associates



Any time -

Interviews as arranged. You are free to leave as soon as your interviews are finished.

Before you leave the fair, please 'check out' using theonline fair assistant, collect your hanging file from the mailbox and bring it to a Search Associates staff member.

The Fair evaluation form will be sent via email- please complete.

Before you leave the fair, please 'check out' using the online fair assistant, collect your hanging file from the mailbox and bring it to a Search Associates staff member.

SCI Employee Benefits

Essential Services to Support Schools

Employee benefits packages to suit all school budgets anywhere in the world. We offer a best in-class range of products and services to make it easier for you to build an appealing benefits package to recruit and retain the best teachers.


Health insurance options for schools that offer the right benefits at the right price.


Protection and critical care cover providing peace of mind for schools.


Travel insurance for individuals and groups - don't leave home without it.


Maximize your teacher's retirement income with cost effective, portable group plans.

A Range of Essential Services Anywhere in the World.

Manaaki Adventures NZ is an outdoor adventure company, which provides educational and exciting outdoor experiences for international students.

Run by qualified and registered Physical Education and Outdoor Education teachers, we give students the opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery in one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Our guides have a genuine passion and knowledge of Tikanga (Maori culture and beliefs) which is incorporated into all tours, giving students a unique experience.

What makes Manaaki Adventures NZ different is that we focus on encouraging a student’s development. Each activity is designed to enhance interpersonal skills, such as communication, cooperation and leadership, while developing personal and social responsibility. 

Our tours give students more than just the experience of a lifetime; they give students skills to set them up for life.
SAFE: Manaaki literally means to show care for and respect to. We work with only the best adventure operators in the country and have strict processes in place to minimise the risk to students who travel with us. Our professional, experienced and knowledgeable guides are trained in First Aid, and have an impeccable safety record. We also use safety-assured activity providers, approved vehicles and accommodation. We also make sure that we follow approved safety quality assurance systems and practices. These are reviewed internally after each trip, and externally annually. 

EASY: We take the hassle out of booking activities, accommodation, travel arrangements etc. Our prices are all-inclusive meaning it covers everything. With us there is no fuss and no hassle. 

EXPERIENCED: All guides are qualified and knowledgeable. Unique to Manaaki Adventures NZ we were founded by high school teachers who experience in managing teenage groups.

FUN: You will have the time of your life, experiencing activities you never even knew existed. New Zealand is the adventure playground of the world. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity. 

See you at the Melbourne Fair!


Bangladesh International School Dhaka
China Alcanta International College, Guangzhou
China American International School of Guangzhou
China Beijing BISS International School
China Beijing International Bilingual Academy
China Guangdong Country Garden School
China Haileybury International School
China HD Ningbo School (Hurtwood House China)
China International School of Tianjin
China Keystone Academy
China Léman International School , Chengdu
China Shekou International School
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China Utahloy International School Guangzhou
China Utahloy International School Zengcheng
China/Hong Kong Chinese International School
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Germany Franconian International School, Erlangen
Germany International School of Dusseldorf
Germany International School of Hamburg
India American School of Bombay
India B.D.Somani International School, Mumbai
India Oberoi International School
Indonesia Sekolah Ciputra, Surabaya
Japan Aoba-Japan International School
Japan International School of Asia, Karuizawa
Japan Katoh Gakuen
Jordan The International Academy - Amman
Korea Branksome Hall Asia
Korea Chadwick International School, Songdo (Incheon)
Korea Seoul Foreign School
Korea Taejon Christian International School
Kuwait American Creativity Academy
Malawi Bishop Mackenzie International School, Lilongwe
Malaysia IGB International School
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Oman The Sultan's School, Seeb, Muscat
Qatar The English Modern School, Doha
Romania American International School of Bucharest
Saudi Arabia International Programs School, Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia The KAUST School
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
South Africa American International School of Johannesburg
Switzerland International School of Lausanne
Taiwan I-Shou International School, Kaohsiung
Taiwan Taipei European School
Turkey Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School
Turkey MEF International Schools, Istanbul
United Arab Emirates Australian International School Sharjah
United Arab Emirates RAK Academy
United Arab Emirates Victoria International School of Sharjah
Vietnam Australian International School, Vietnam
Vietnam International School Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam United Nations International School of Hanoi

Recruitment fair Comments

"After sending numerous letters and CV's and completing many of the schools online application processes and not getting anything back except the occasional auto response, it was great to come the fair; the heads of some fantastic schools were there and ready to seriously consider candidates and offer positions." - Mark
"A whirlwind few days, but professionally run and with a spirit of friendliness and helpfulness that shone through." - Mathew
"Well organised, everything worked smoothly. Great to have a range of schools from various regions." - Katherine
"This was my first fair and I really appreciated the opportunity to get an insight into schools from around the world through the individual school presentations." - Lee
"Without the opportunity to meet recruiters face to face, candidates are often just 'another piece of paper' (cv) so it is invaluable!" - Rebecca
"A fantastic fair. We had no idea what to expect beforehand but would definitely recommend to others!" - Matthew
"Outstanding prior info about the fair and what to expect. Very good communication at all times and exceptionally helpful and friendly staff." - Clinton
"Well organised, plenty of help from staff when required. Staff were really friendly and made a point to check in with how I was going." - Pippa
"The atmosphere Nick, Paula and the team bring to the fair is why I come back. It is warm, and supportive with some humor which is perfect match and balance to the intensity of the fair." - Lauren
"At the start I was incredibly nervous but I was at ease after a few days and meeting with some of the schools and talking to them about their packages and support for teachers new to the school. If I wanted help it was there, that's all I could ever want." - Royce
"Great organisation, friendliness and helpfulness all around." - Henriette
"Wonderful atmosphere from recruiters, Search staff, and candidates." - Kyle
"I thought the backup and continued interest from Search Associates was excellent. You have some awesome people, including the boys." - Adrian

Did You Know…?

Search Associates is a family-owned business founded by John Magagna, former international educator. After working with her father for ten years, daughter Jessica Magagna is now President.