Our first objective is to ensure that each child settles into their new environment so that they come to know their teacher and socialise with their peers. It is equally important that they feel confident and happy, because once they do, it will not take them long to progress rapidly.
Each child will find their days filled with new experiences which will develop them academically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally using their gifts and talents, their individuality, abilities and skills – social, scientific, artistic, sporting and musical – to become leaders and to be aware of their role as global citizens.
We firmly believe that for this success to happen, the parents must feature in the partnership; an important factor is the need to communicate. Parents of young children need to know, for example, what is happening from the homework which is set to weekly reading tests and the consistency of approach of the teaching staff, and much more.
Early Years and Primary parents have daily direct access to the teacher either for a quick chat or to make an appointment for a longer discussion. The Home/School Book also provides for a written note from or to the parent. A weekly primary Newsletter, published on a Friday, reports what has happened that week and advertises future events. Bangkok Briefings report on major events across all three phases of the school. Parents consult formally with teachers about attainment and progress at the end of each term, after they have received written reports and at the end of the year, a full colour hard cover Year Book is published, recounting the events of the year.
The Primary Management Group, comprising of the Head of Primary and Key Stage Coordinators, oversee the educational provision and the quality of teaching and learning. They are also available to discuss matters of concern with parents.