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Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2016, 2:21 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,680
Posted By bigmo23

Re: New Zealand School System Comparison?

yeah pretty much like catchment areas in the UK. I do not know about grammar schools, there are private schools here. My school does tests, but that is to try and get a base level rather then choose...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2016, 1:01 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,680
Posted By bigmo23

Re: New Zealand School System Comparison?

Sorry, in and out of zone means whether you live in the vicinity the zone of the school or not. My understanding is you have to have preference for an in zone over an out of one child for a school...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2016, 12:50 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,680
Posted By bigmo23

Re: New Zealand School System Comparison?

Yeah but it depends on whether they want to go abroad to study in university or not. Easier to have NCEA and university entrance if going to a NZ uni.
They're not really backward, just really...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2016, 12:26 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,680
Posted By bigmo23

Re: New Zealand School System Comparison?

I have taught in both NZ and UK and it is pretty similar but the level in NZ is lower then the level taught in the UK. SO for example, I am teaching things to my year 12's, that I taught to year 11's...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2016, 1:31 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,599
Posted By bigmo23

Re: Dipping my toe in :)

When I did it I applied on one application and had my wife on it too. I had a job offer. But when I spoke to immigration NZ, they said whatever visa and rights I get, as my wife was on my...
Apr 22nd 2014, 2:13 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By bigmo23

Re: Shenzhen

sorry didnt mean to be cryptic in my last post about the reasons for leaving. Im only leaving because I dont enjoy my job here and have found a better school to work at. In terms of Shenzhen itself,...
Apr 15th 2014, 6:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By bigmo23

Re: Shenzhen

Hi DollyMo,
Yeah I'm still here. Getting on fine, although I'm leaving in a few months (got a job in Madrid). What do you want to know? If your flying in, fly into Hong Kong, there is an airport...
Jun 25th 2013, 9:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By bigmo23

Re: HELP!!!

No its not the marriage certificate its the fact her name has changed. they are wanting a change of name certificate. The UK Chinese embassy are happy with the explanation the SHenzhen government...
Jun 22nd 2013, 8:04 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By bigmo23

HELP!!!

Hi guys,



I was wondering if anyone has any advice they could provide with regards to this. I have recently accepted a job in Shenzhen, China and want to take my wife with me. The problem is...
May 28th 2013, 1:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,692
Posted By bigmo23

Re: New to Shenzhen, China

Thank you Caseyt. I just had a question really regarding how easy it is to get by without a decent knowledge of Mandarin? Im learning, but so far i can only ask if someone speaks english and how they...
May 19th 2013, 8:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,692
Posted By bigmo23

Re: New to Shenzhen, China

Thanks Casryt but Im not moving till the end of July, so that may be too long for you to wait? My job is in Nanshan at the bilingual school. Is that close to Futain?
May 19th 2013, 8:26 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By bigmo23

Shenzhen

Hi all,



Im new to the forum and have joined because I have just accepted a position in Shenzhen. I was just wondering if there was anywhere on here who was also in Shenzhen and wanted some...
Apr 23rd 2013, 6:19 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,692
Posted By bigmo23

Re: New to Shenzhen, China

I have just been offered a position teaching Science in Shenzhen. I was just wondering if theres a trustworthy website for looking at apartments etc. I am getting an allowance of about 4K RMB. Any...
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