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St Catherines Greece

St Catherines Greece

Postby nuts88 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:15 pm

Hi, does anyone have any info re this school in Athens? Info on salaries and package would be great.

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Postby PsyGuy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:27 pm

Its a small private school. They are still working on accreditation. Basically students follow the UK curriculum until 6th form then switch too IBD. They are a nice little program and school. Teachers work hard, and its expected youll "do what it takes". I wouldnt say the workload is hard or extensive though. They certainly have a very "british" feel and environment (and they should).

Greece and Athens is a very hard place to be right now. Athens is usually a very nice and beautiful city to be in, its kind of like living in Rome. The salary is typical for european compensation packages, but housing and what you pay in rents could change overnight with new taxes etc. The school doesnt have any financial problems exactly so you wouldnt have a problem with your pay, but how far that goes is dependent on the local economy, which is extremely unstable. They usually dont have to do much recruiting every year so there is an unusual number of vacancies they are recruiting for. That said you really cant save any money, so unless your looking to retire your career out there, youd leave with pretty close to nothing. Its just very expensive and taxes are normally high (your tax rate would average out to about 33%, maybe 35%) assuming no surprises. They dont provide a housing allowance. You get salary, relocation allowance, and insurance.
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Postby nuts88 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:49 am

Thanks for the info PsyGuy, I appreciate it.
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