Hi, I belong to ISR (of lately) and I have to agree with Puspa on the website functions very clumsy and untidy but the content is often very accurate. I have been in and out of international teaching for the last 17 + years and was always very skeptical of reviews on the site (and still am for some) but now I'm not so sure about all the negative press the site gets. I think it has some very insightful information if you look below the scathing words and language used in the reports for both teachers and parents. Over the last month or so I have had a good look at post on there about schools in Indonesia and correlated it with what I know about the different schools. Of all the negative posts there is only one that I believe (from my own perspective) would be far from the truth (as I know it). I am now on the look out for a new job and will be using ISR (along with other options) to review the different schools that are advertising for staff and if any come up as bad as some of the reviews on ISR (or this forum) then I will stay clear of them.
There is a lot more to be said about ISR and International School reviews and at some stage I will go into more details on here but at this stage my advise to any new teachers coming to ANY school in Indonesia is: Do your homework, ask to speak to teachers who are at the school (a teacher of your choice not the schools),talk to teachers who have left and search, search and search again anything that is available on line and if you have any doubts then don't go, the doubts are usually correct.