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Melbourne

January 4 - 7, 2019

Kendell, Nick

Fair Organizer:
Nick Kendell

January 4 - 7, 2019

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
INTERCONTINENTAL MELBOURNE THE RIALTO

Fair Organizer: Nick Kendell

MELBOURNE SEARCH FAIR.

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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 InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto. 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 placemets.

PLEASE READ THE FAIR SCHEDULE AND CANDIDATE INFORMATION AT THE TOP LEFT OF THIS SCREEN AND CONTACT YOUR ASSOCIATE FOR AN INVITATION.

Click on 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 schools register to attend, and/or cancel their attendance.

We anticipate around 50 international schools will be in attendance and approximately 150 candidates.

WHY CHOOSE THE MELBOURNE FAIR?

  • Small, friendly fair.
  • The majority of candidates have had inquiry-based teaching in Australia and New Zealand. 
  • The number of schools attending the Fair will remain capped at approximately 50 of the best institutions invited worldwide in order to keep the ratio of teachers to schools at 1:4.
  • The highest percentage of teachers placed in 2017 (almost 70% of teachers walked away with a job, and 80% of teachers received an offer).

Check out Feedback from candidates and recruiters

WHAT SORT OF SCHOOLS RECRUIT AT THE Melbourne FAIR?

It is important to note that the growth of the international school market is exponential and each year we are seeing a considerable number of new schools coming 'on line' and looking to recruit teaching staff. There is, naturally, a very wide quality spectrum of schools available for candidates to consider and we can help candidates chart their way through this vital exercise in a number of ways.

Firstly, schools attending the Melbourne fair have to be first of all registered with Search Associates. Roughly 10% of all schools listing themselves as providing international education, worldwide, are currently registered with Search Associates. This is the product of clear policy by our company to work with a certain type of schools. Each applicant school has to undertake a rigorous process of screening before it is accepted.  As a registered candidate at the Melbourne Fair you can expect specific advice regarding schools which are of interest to you.

IS THERE A CLEAR PROFILE OF CANDIDATES WHO ARE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING PLACEMENTS AT THE melbourne FAIR?

This is a very difficult question to answer as there are always exceptions to the rule. Teachers in specialist fields have the best chances of success due to a smaller teacher supply in relation to the number of jobs. Specialist areas include: music, art, library, early childhood, science and mathematics, and advanced level teachers (such as IB Diploma, AP, GCE A-Level). Specialists do have an advantage over English and ESL teachers, fields in which the supply is large, but schools are always looking for outstanding teachers in all areas.  Also in high demand:  educators who have flexibility and the willingness to work in sometimes challengingly different professional environments. However, any teachers with a proven track record and a passion for student learning can succeed at this fair.

Teachers without recognised professional training and teaching certification / qualification will find it difficult to secure placements at this Fair.

Please contact Nick kendell for more information.

We would love to see you there!
Country School
Bangladesh American International School Dhaka
Brazil The Pan American School of Porto Alegre
China Beijing International Bilingual Academy
China Innova Academy
China International School of Beijing
China International School of Tianjin
China Keystone Academy
China Nanjing International School
China Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China The Affiliated High School of Peking University - Dalton Academy
China Wellington College Hangzhou
China Wellington College International Tianjin
China Western International School of Shanghai
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
China/Hong Kong Victoria Educational Organisation
Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
Germany International School of Stuttgart e.V.
Indonesia Global Jaya School
Indonesia Sekolah Ciputra, Surabaya
Korea Branksome Hall Asia
Korea Chadwick International School, Songdo (Incheon)
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Philippines International School Manila
Qatar Qatar Academy Doha
Qatar Qatar Academy Msheireb
Qatar Qatar Academy Sidra
Romania American International School of Bucharest
Saudi Arabia MiSK Schools
Saudi Arabia Nün Academy, Kunskapsskolan Jeddah
Saudi Arabia Riyadh International School for Boys & Girls
Saudi Arabia The KAUST School
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
Singapore GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
South Africa American International School of Johannesburg
Taiwan Taipei Kuei Shan School
Tanzania International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam
Turkey MEF International Schools, Istanbul
Turkey The Koc School
United Arab Emirates Australian International School Sharjah
United Arab Emirates GEMS International School, Dubai
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy - Dubai
United Arab Emirates Greenfield Community School, Dubai
United Arab Emirates The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys
United Arab Emirates Uptown School, Dubai
United Arab Emirates Victoria International School of Sharjah
Vietnam Australian International School, Vietnam
Vietnam Hanoi International School
Vietnam Renaissance International School Saigon

Friday 1/4

8:30am - 12:30pm
Candidate Registration
Meet our young assistants who will go through fair documents and details with you.
Pre Function Area
8:30 - 9:00am
Special Presentation: The real China revealed
Meet with recruiters currently living and working in China.
Laneway Rooms

Learn about the professional and travel opportunities available in China. Discover the realities of living there and dispel some of the myths that surround this fascinating country.

9:00 - 10:00am
Introduction to the IB - DP, MYP, PYP
Deidre Fischer and Chris Green (both former directors of a number of international schools),offer guidance on how to manage approaching IB schools if you don't have experience.

Come along to get a broad overview of the PYP/MYP/IB and discover why many international schools have adopted this as their curriculum.  

 This presentation will also be videoed for those unable to attend. The link will be added to the Fair portal.

10:00 - 11:00am
Candidate Meeting
Highly recommended for those new to fairs. Nick explains fair logistics and how to make the most of your time.
Laneway Rooms
The last 15 minutes will be devoted to an informal Q and A with experienced heads of schools: "Teaching in an international school - what our schools need". 
11:00 - 11:30am
How to nail your Interview
Presented by Deidre Fischer.
Laneway Rooms
This presentation will also be videoed for those unable to attend. The link will be added to the Fair portal.
11:30am - 12:00pm
Five Keys to Making Only Great Decisions in the Next 36 Hours and Beyond
Presented by Neil Marshall-Inns, Former International School Principal, and Founder of Above the Line Coaching and Training
Laneway Rooms

 Understanding who you are, what you want, and what you need to avoid at all costs, is key to finding the right school and position at an international recruitment fair. This brief presentation will explain the internal framework that guides every decision you make and highlight 5 keys to making great decisions in this high-pressure environment. Participants will receive free access to additional online information, tools and offers.

This presentation will also be videoed for those unable to attend. The link will be added to the Fair portal.

5:00 - 5:30pm
Lockton Employee Benefits
Highly recommended- Gavin Snook and partners present information on financial planning and tax implications for local teachers moving overseas
Laneway Rooms
This presentation will also be videoed for those unable to attend. The link will be added to the Fair portal.
6:30 - 8:30pm
Optional Drinks, Meet and Greet
Free drink ticket at the door! See our assistants.
Bluestone bar

Get to know other teachers in a relaxed and informal setting. Search Associates staff will be in attendance along with some recruiters.

Saturday 1/5

8:00 - 10:00am
Candidate Registration
Registration continues - pick up your information and meet staff, if you haven't already.
Pre Function Area
11:00am - 12:30pm
School Interview Sign-ups
Please see 'documents' or your registration folder for school locations.
Laneway Rooms
12:30 - 6:30pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various

Sunday 1/6

8:00am - 6:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
9:00am - 5:00pm
Teach Direct Pty Ltd
Casual Relief Work
Pre Function Area

Teach Direct is a leading education recruitment agency connecting teachers and schools in Victoria , New South Wales and Queensland for over 15 years.

 

They provide casual and contract teachers to schools in the primary and secondary sector and support their teachers with ongoing professional learning.


If you have been offered a contract overseas why not avail of their flexible services until you depart?  

 

Come and speak to them today to see how they can assist you in the next step of your career.

4:30 - 5:00pm
Next steps if I don't have an offer from a school at the fair. What to do moving forward...
Presented by Nick Kendell
Laneway Rooms
We invite candidates to discuss steps to take to secure a position overseas using the database.
6:30 - 8:30pm
Social Function
Please join the candidates, recruiters and the Search Team for canape´s and drinks.
Laneway Rooms

Monday 1/7

8:00am - 2:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
2:00pm
Fair Concludes
Important information when interviews are completed.
Pre Function Area
Please check out using the online fair portal, collect your hanging file from the mailbox and bring it to a Search Associates staff member. ALSO, hand in your Check Out sheet (blue) and have a quick debrief on your experience. Please give your opinion of the fair via the Survey Monkey link on the portal. An email link will also be sent later. We look forward to receiving your feedback in order to keep improving. 

Friday 1/4

8:00am - 6:00pm
Recruiter Registration
Pick up information packs, list vacancies and become familiar with the Fair Portal
William Pitt Boardroom

List available vacancies on poster paper x 1. Log onto the Fair Portal, which can be accessed through your dashboard to enter your interview location, under 'Settings'.  

9:00am - 5:00pm
Above the Line Coaching and Training: Customised Professional Learning, Development and Leadership Support for Individuals, Teams and Organisations
Neil Marshall-Inns, Former International School Principal and Founder of Above the Line Coaching and Training
Laneway Rooms
Please see fair documents for more information
11:00am - 2:00pm
Light lunch available daily
More options may be purchased in the hotel cafe which has a variety of cafes and restaurants.
Recruiter office (Patrick McCaughan Room)
5:00 - 5:30pm
Lockton Employee Benefits
Highly recommended- Gavin Snook and partners present information on financial planning and tax implications for local teachers moving overseas
Laneway Rooms
This presentation will also be videoed for those unable to attend. The link will be added to the Fair portal.
6:30 - 8:30pm
Optional Drinks, Meet and Greet
Free drink ticket at the door! See our assistants.
Bluestone bar

Get to know other teachers in a relaxed and informal setting. Search Associates staff will be in attendance along with some recruiters.

Saturday 1/5

8:00 - 11:00am
Recruiter Registration Continues
Business Office
9:00 - 9:20am
Recruiter Orientation
Highly recommended for recruiters new to the Melbourne fair. All recruiters welcome.
Wheat
9:30 - 11:00am
Sign-up preparation
Recruiters have access to Sign-up Rooms to set up their School area/display.
Laneway Rooms
11:00am - 12:30pm
School Interview Sign-ups
Please see 'documents' or your registration folder for school locations.
Laneway Rooms
12:30 - 6:30pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
6:30 - 8:30pm
Recruiter Reception
Proudly sponsored by Lockton Employee Benefits. Please remember your name tag.
Market Lane Bar

Sunday 1/6

8:00am - 6:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
6:30 - 8:30pm
Social Function
Please join the candidates, recruiters and the Search Team for canape´s and drinks.
Laneway Rooms

Monday 1/7

8:00am - 2:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
2:00pm
Fair Concludes
At the completion of your interviews, please submit your job offer form, USB and name-tag
Business Office
A copy our fair survey will be sent via email when the fair concludes. We greatly value your feedback. 

Friday 1/4

12:00 - 12:30pm
School Presentation: The Pan American School of Porto Alegre - Brazil
Wool
12:00 - 12:30pm
School Presentation: Riyadh International School for Boys & Girls - Saudi Arabia
Wheat
12:30 - 1:00pm
School Presentation: Nanjing International School - China
Stock
12:30 - 1:00pm
School Presentation: Qatar Academy Doha - Qatar
Wool
12:30 - 1:00pm
School Presentation: Hayah International Academy, Cairo - Egypt
Wheat
1:00 - 1:30pm
School Presentation: Victoria Educational Organisation - China/Hong Kong
Stock
1:00 - 1:30pm
School Presentation: Australian International School, Vietnam - Vietnam
Wool
1:00 - 1:30pm
School Presentation: Keystone Academy - China
Wheat
1:30 - 2:00pm
School Presentation: International School of Tianjin - China
Stock
1:30 - 2:00pm
School Presentation: Qatar Academy Msheireb - Qatar
Wool
1:30 - 2:00pm
School Presentation: Global Jaya School - Indonesia
Wheat
2:00 - 2:30pm
School Presentation: GEMS World Academy - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Stock
2:00 - 2:30pm
School Presentation: Western International School of Shanghai - China
Wool
2:00 - 2:30pm
School Presentation: International School Manila - Philippines
Wheat
2:30 - 3:00pm
School Presentation: International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam - Tanzania
Stock
2:30 - 3:00pm
School Presentation: Uptown School, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Wool
2:30 - 3:00pm
School Presentation: Sekolah Ciputra, Surabaya - Indonesia
Wheat
3:00 - 3:30pm
School Presentation: The Affiliated High School of Peking University - Dalton Academy - China
Stock
3:00 - 3:30pm
School Presentation: Australian International School Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Wool
3:00 - 3:30pm
School Presentation: Chadwick International School, Songdo (Incheon) - Korea
Wheat
3:30 - 4:00pm
School Presentation: Victoria International School of Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Stock
3:30 - 4:00pm
School Presentation: American International School of Bucharest - Romania
Wool
3:30 - 4:00pm
School Presentation: Wellington College International Tianjin - China
Wheat
4:00 - 4:30pm
School Presentation: The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys - United Arab Emirates
Stock
4:00 - 4:30pm
School Presentation: Branksome Hall Asia - Korea
Wool
4:00 - 4:30pm
School Presentation: Wellington College Hangzhou - China
Wheat
4:30 - 5:00pm
School Presentation: The Independent Schools Foundation Academy - China/Hong Kong
Stock
4:30 - 5:00pm
School Presentation: The Koc School - Turkey
Wool
4:30 - 5:00pm
School Presentation: Greenfield Community School - United Arab Emirates
Wheat

Saturday 1/5

8:15 - 8:45am
School Presentation: Taipei Kuei Shan School - Taiwan
Trade
8:15 - 8:45am
School Presentation: Qatar Academy Sidra - Qatar
Stock
8:15 - 8:45am
School Presentation: MiSK Schools - Saudi Arabia
Wool
8:15 - 8:45am
School Presentation: Beijing International Bilingual Academy - China
Wheat
8:45 - 9:15am
School Presentation: International School of Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia
Trade
8:45 - 9:15am
School Presentation: Suzhou Singapore International School - China
Stock
8:45 - 9:15am
School Presentation: American International School Dhaka - Bangladesh
Wool
8:45 - 9:15am
School Presentation: International School of Stuttgart e.V. - Germany
Wheat
9:15 - 9:45am
School Presentation: Hanoi International School - Vietnam
Trade
9:15 - 9:45am
School Presentation: MEF International School - Izmir - Turkey
Stock
9:15 - 9:45am
School Presentation: Nün Academy, Kunskapsskolan Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
Wool
9:45 - 10:15am
School Presentation: GEMS International School, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Trade
9:45 - 10:15am
School Presentation: GEMS World Academy (Singapore) - Singapore
Stock
9:45 - 10:15am
School Presentation: Renaissance International School Saigon - Vietnam
Wool
9:45 - 10:15am
School Presentation: Hangzhou International School - China
Wheat
10:15 - 10:45am
School Presentation: Innova Academy - China
Trade
10:15 - 10:45am
School Presentation: Chatsworth International School - Singapore - Singapore
Stock
10:15 - 10:45am
School Presentation: Renaissance International School Saigon - Vietnam
Wool
10:15 - 10:45am
School Presentation: Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School - China
Wheat
   

       

THE BENEFIT OF PURCHASING WHILE WORKING ABROAD.

The team from Expat Property Planners will be attending the Melbourne fair and be able to assist you with any questions or planning for your adventure abroad.   

SEE YOU AT THE MELBOURNE FAIR!

 

"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…?

President of Search Associates, Jessica Magagna, was born in Morocco and attended the American Community School in Iran while her father was headmaster.