Interview: Sam Haddin on Teaching in Timor

Interview: Sam Haddin on Teaching in Timor

We understand that the decision to work abroad for up to two years isn’t easy. Particularly for young teachers, this decision is contingent on practical concerns as much as altruistic passions. Luckily, we are able to alleviate many of these concerns in partnership with Sydney Catholic Schools.

Palms Australia is proud of our relationship with SCS that provides the best possible support for teachers who want to share their skills in communities abroad. Together Palms and SCS ensure teachers who dedicate one to two years in service of a school community overseas are provided with support and peace of mind during their assignment, and when they return to Australia. This includes protecting long service leave and salary entitlements and even guaranteeing a position in the system when teachers return.

If you’ve been thinking of teaching abroad, or participating in an assignment in any field, in this interview Sam Haddin shares valuable insights on her experience teaching with Palms and the support she received.¬†For information about support for teachers from other education offices, contact palms@palms.org.au To see the work of Palms teachers for yourself, book a space on our exclusive¬†small group tours to Timor, Samoa, or Myanmar in 2019.