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    Blue Water International school in Ko Samui

    These guys are interviewing in London this January, does anyone know how they would react if I just pitched up and asked to speak to the Head this December.

    I am in my first year after my PGCE in the UK, am already eager to leave shite UK, I am in Ko Samui this December on holiday.

    Cheers

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    I don't know anything about said school. But i would be surprised if any school would react too well to a holidaymaker who 'pitched up'.

    I would suggest the alternative would be to write a letter, explain you hope to apply for a position in January and ask if it would be possible to arrange a visit to the school at the end of term.

    I wouldn't turn up in your holiday gear either. I think they are quite a new school? but i'm sure they have standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    I think they are quite a new school?
    Been going a few years I think - can't imagine what its like.

    For sure it would be better if you wrote to them in advance rather than just rocking up, op.

    That shows your visit isn't just a spur of the moment.

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    I disagree, make the effort to meet with them when you are in the UK, do a bit of research about them and give it a shot. You have nothing to lose, and who says you have to do things the 'conventional' way.
    'After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box'

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyG View Post
    I disagree, make the effort to meet with them when you are in the UK, do a bit of research about them and give it a shot. You have nothing to lose, and who says you have to do things the 'conventional' way.
    If the 'convention' is to read the op with a degree of attention then I'd say there is much to be said for it.

    The op is asking if.....

    ....oh hey, just try again eh?

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    Thanks for your replies. I may drop them an email to say that I am on Samui holidaying, explain my background and see if they would be interested in seeing me. I have been coming to Thailand for a good number of years, having first been attracted by the Muay Thai scene.

    I am in my late thirties, having been involved in publishing, web design and journalism relating to Muay Thai specifically. I also speak Thai fluently.

    Cheers

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    I've heard that the Head is a bit of an arrogant tit and I can't see them paying that much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantona View Post
    I can't see them paying that much
    ^ This could be an issue, though, especially if the OP appears as a 'local hire'.

    Looking at the school's website it does say: "Please click on this link to view any vacanicies at ISS. If their [sic] are no current vacancies [Note: none are currently listed] do still feel free to email a covering letter and CV to the Headmaster in order to be considered for a position in the future." Give this a try, SiLeak. Oh, and it appears that they have now renamed themselves 'The International School of Samui' and are no longer Bluewater.
    Last edited by paully; 8th October 2010 at 17:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
    I am in my late thirties, having been involved in publishing, web design and journalism relating to Muay Thai specifically. I also speak Thai fluently.
    Sounds like samui would suit you down to the ground.

    Just remember to keep the tatts covered at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertexile View Post
    fook off to a warm beach, a cold beer and a hot wife at the end of the work day

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