News: Overseas Teaching in Bali! - Dec 2, 2022
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Overseas Teaching in Bali!

Get ready for the teach abroad experience like none other! Surrounded by rice paddies, the Australian Independent School, Bali campus—on a clear day—offers a stunning view of Mount Agung and the mountain ranges in the north. The international school is around 20 minutes (traffic permitting) from the airport and a 10-minute drive from the Legian and Seminyak beaches. Various housing complexes and businesses surround the school, and most housing is low-rise. Traveling north, it will not take long to get to Bali’s lush tropical landscape.

On its 20th anniversary in 2018, AIS Bali moved into its brand-new campus in vibrant Jalan Imam Bonjol. The purpose-built facility boasts sustainable architecture, energy efficient systems, and top security features. Campus classrooms make use of natural daylight and feature wonderful views of the surrounding rice paddies as well as access to high-speed internet and IT-based teaching technologies. In addition to a voluminous library and science laboratory, the campus includes specialist areas for music, art, and drama; an amphitheater; rooftop café; and canteen. For sport and play, the students enjoy spacious playgrounds; a 25-meter, competition-standard swimming pool; a field for soccer, hockey, and rugby; an outdoor pro-surface tennis court; and an 850-square meter, multi-purpose court for basketball, netball, taekwondo, hockey, volleyball, indoor cricket, and badminton.

The international school currently enrolls 218 students in UK Years 1-9, representing 27 nationalities. Accredited by the Council of International Schools, AIS Bali uses the Montessori and Reggio Emilia Methods in the early years before delivering the Australian National Curriculum followed by the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. To assist with climatizing to a new teach abroad experience, the current teaching staff of 18 are all from Bali.

AIS Bali’s outstanding facilities and staff allow for a wide range of extracurricular choices in the arts, science and engineering, and sport. Students can also engage in service programs for the  benefit of community and animal welfare.

AIS schools host an annual camp to celebrate outdoor fun and endless adventure. Each trip provides character building, leadership, life skills, as well as an understanding of nature and the environment while students and teachers bond as one big happy family.

The school can hire certified and experienced candidates of diverse profiles who wish to teach abroad, including couples with a non-teaching partner. Teachers must hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching. As per government regulations, those up to the age of 55 may obtain a work visa.

The overseas teaching benefits package includes a non-taxed salary and housing allowance. The school contributes 12.5% to a retirement plan, 10% to be paid at the end of the contract and 2.5% paid monthly into a government scheme that can be collected at the end of the contract. The tuition benefit for all dependents is 100%, while teachers cover all other costs. Worldwide health insurance—except for the U.S.—includes dental and is covered by the school, with the employee paying a percentage.  Teachers can apply for paid professional development (PD), and the school offers numerous PD opportunities. This package allows for a bit of savings or for an economical family of four to live on one salary.

To gain access to Australian Independent School Bali’s database, including a list of any vacancies, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards.

Please note: The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information may change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bill Turner’s international teaching career has taken him to Sudan, Italy, Qatar and the UAE as well as his home country of England. His very first teaching position was in rural Sudan.