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little_loe Aug 2nd 2016 8:13 am

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 

Originally Posted by Caketin79 (Post 12017649)
hey!
Don't be scared- it is amazing!
We arrived around 3 weeks ago and have settled in really well.
We visited the school before the end of term and it seems great, it's not too big and there seems to be a great atmosphere about the place.
The staff team are really welcoming and we have met up socially with some of them a couple of times.
Damansara is great, we love it! It's a typical Malaysian town and there is everything you need here.
What are you going to be teaching and when do you arrive? I shall try and PM you our details so we can get together when you arrive!
Katie and Brian

Hi Katie and Brian. I arrive on Tuesday 16th I think we get in at like 8am Malaysian time! I am teaching in Year 5 in the Primary School. It looks amazing! Are you both starting orientation then on the 18th?

Chloe

Caketin79 Aug 2nd 2016 9:23 am

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
Hi Chloe,
Not long to go then!
It is my husband that will be teaching at the school, he is to be Head of Design and Technology.
I am yet to get a job, but hope once I have got my children settled something will come up.
My son will be going into year 6, he went and spent a mornig with the current year 5 class and he loved it.
My daughter will be doing her IB.
If there are any questions you have then let us know and we will probably be able to help you.
We are pretty much settled here now and loving it

Calypso86 Aug 2nd 2016 4:59 pm

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
Hi all,

I am also moving to teach in SRI KDU INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL in two weeks, if there is a separate group could someone add me to it?
Thanks Nikki

little_loe Aug 3rd 2016 1:02 pm

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 

Originally Posted by Caketin79 (Post 12017793)
Hi Chloe,
Not long to go then!
It is my husband that will be teaching at the school, he is to be Head of Design and Technology.
I am yet to get a job, but hope once I have got my children settled something will come up.
My son will be going into year 6, he went and spent a mornig with the current year 5 class and he loved it.
My daughter will be doing her IB.
If there are any questions you have then let us know and we will probably be able to help you.
We are pretty much settled here now and loving it

Oh great, your husband will be with us at Orientation then and I'll probably see your son around at the new students orientation! Could I ask what you did about currency because I know we need to have quite a bit. Did you take it in travellers cheques, cash or just pay for things on card??

Thanks

Chloe

Caketin79 Aug 3rd 2016 11:10 pm

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
Morning,
We brought quite a lot of cash with us! I found the best rate was at The Money Shop and it was much higher than everywhere else.
We had to pay for our apartment deposits in cash, that was 3 months rent in total and 1,500 rm for the utility deposit.
Also as expats you have to pay deposits on things like your wifi contract and telephone line.
We have used our debit and credit cards over here, there is a MAYBANK just across the road from the hotel you will be staying in. The exchange rate isn't too bad using them and I haven't seemed to incur mega charges for using them.
Hope that helps!
My email address is <<<SNIP>>> if anyone wants it- I know you shouldn't put it on a public forum, but if I get overwhelmed by all the messages of adoration I can always change it!!
So excited to meet you all Xx

luhooch Aug 7th 2016 7:18 pm

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 

Originally Posted by Caketin79 (Post 12019321)
Morning,
We brought quite a lot of cash with us! I found the best rate was at The Money Shop and it was much higher than everywhere else.
We had to pay for our apartment deposits in cash, that was 3 months rent in total and 1,500 rm for the utility deposit.
Also as expats you have to pay deposits on things like your wifi contract and telephone line.
We have used our debit and credit cards over here, there is a MAYBANK just across the road from the hotel you will be staying in. The exchange rate isn't too bad using them and I haven't seemed to incur mega charges for using them.
Hope that helps!
My email address is xxxxxxxx if anyone wants it- I know you shouldn't put it on a public forum, but if I get overwhelmed by all the messages of adoration I can always change it!!
So excited to meet you all Xx

Hi Katie (and others joining Sri KDU this August!),

My boyfriend and I are arriving on the evening of the 16th, and I'm hoping to bring him with me to school on the first Induction day, so he can come meet the estate agents with me. Do you have any advice about the estate agents?

Looking forward to meeting you all!
Lucy

Caketin79 Aug 7th 2016 11:34 pm

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
hi,
Our estate agent was great, she sorted everything for us. Her name is Grace.
She isn't the usual agent that the school use though, she stepped in at the last minute when the guy we were supposed to meet with became a Dad!!
Have you got an area in mind?
We are in casa indah 1, and we love it.
It's within walking distance to everything, even school and the new MRT station.
Katie

bakedbean Aug 8th 2016 12:25 am

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 

Originally Posted by Caketin79 (Post 12019321)
Morning,
We brought quite a lot of cash with us! I found the best rate was at The Money Shop and it was much higher than everywhere else.
We had to pay for our apartment deposits in cash, that was 3 months rent in total and 1,500 rm for the utility deposit.
Also as expats you have to pay deposits on things like your wifi contract and telephone line.
We have used our debit and credit cards over here, there is a MAYBANK just across the road from the hotel you will be staying in. The exchange rate isn't too bad using them and I haven't seemed to incur mega charges for using them.
Hope that helps!
My email address is < snip > if anyone wants it- I know you shouldn't put it on a public forum, but if I get overwhelmed by all the messages of adoration I can always change it!! � ����
So excited to meet you all � ����Xx

It's not the emails on here. It will be the spammers, spam bots and god knows what else that will ruin your email account. But no,need to put. If you click on anyone's name, including yours, you'll see a drop down menu. In that you can either send a PM or an email securely. That's the way :p

Kikiliki Aug 26th 2016 1:09 pm

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
Hi all,

I am also new to Malaysia! Will be living in the Ara Damansara area. Arrived a week ago now! I am a teacher, but working at a different school to you guys. I'll be at Tenby International in Shah Alam.

I made the move out here solo. Luckily I have some friends from home already based here, but still looking to make some new connections etc!

Let me know how you are finding everything!

:starsmile:

tarajeana Nov 1st 2016 4:56 pm

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
Hi all, I am looking at possibly getting a job with SRI KDU and I am curious to hear your experiences. After reading the reviews on ISR I am feeling a little concerned as some are scathingly negative... And I can't really find anything else out there on the internet. But I am kind of desperate to hear the reality of the situation. (Perhaps it would be best to private message me or something?

Zahpop Feb 24th 2017 7:50 am

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 

Originally Posted by Caketin79 (Post 12017793)
Hi Chloe,
Not long to go then!
It is my husband that will be teaching at the school, he is to be Head of Design and Technology.
I am yet to get a job, but hope once I have got my children settled something will come up.
My son will be going into year 6, he went and spent a mornig with the current year 5 class and he loved it.
My daughter will be doing her IB.
If there are any questions you have then let us know and we will probably be able to help you.
We are pretty much settled here now and loving it


Hey can I pm please?

Caketin79 Feb 24th 2017 8:01 am

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 

Originally Posted by Zahpop (Post 12188616)
Hey can I pm please?

Yeah sure

propersol Mar 1st 2017 3:38 am

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
We are two months into the new year and I hope everything's still good in spite of the incredible heat! The only winter I get is at that frigid corner of the office.

Zahpop Mar 1st 2017 4:55 am

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
I have to comment 3 times in order to post pm

Zahpop Mar 1st 2017 4:55 am

Re: Moving to KL, Sri KDU international school. Help!
 
So here goes my 3rd one woop


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