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Study at Concordian International School Thailand

Concordian International School Thailand opened in September 2001 at Thana City Country Club. Situated in a clean, beautiful environment away from the noise and pollution of Bangkok city, the school is housed in buildings which were formerly part of Thana City Sport Centre. The location was totally modified and renovated by architects, interior designers and landscape artists. The result is a light, airy school in wonderfully stimulating, aesthetically-pleasing surroundings, which enjoy all the sporting and recreational benefits of an exclusive club.  It is a healthy, fresh environment where children can grow, explore and flourish. The school provides an education from Nursery through Primary.

Commitment to language learning is the hallmark of the school. We firmly believe an acquired fluency in more than one language at an early age promotes the development of both linguistic and cognitive skills. Students work in both English and Mandarin with the Thai language, culture and traditions also being studied.

Language immersion is recognized as the most effective method of language teaching for students entering the youngest grades. Classes are taught 40% in English, 40% in Mandarin and 20% in Thai, based on the knowledge that young children can readily learn a second and third language. Through both organized and spontaneous activities, children develop comprehension skills and then establish and expand their working vocabulary. For the primary school grades the curriculum is trilingual, where knowledge and skills are taught and developed in the three languages of instruction.  Classes taught by a specialist teacher such as music or physical education, may be conducted in any of the languages. The result is a programme that allows children to become skilled and knowledgeable in three languages, and able to use them with ease and confidence.

The teaching staff at CIS are both multinational and multi-lingual which creates an international 'feel' to the school. All teachers are well qualified and are native speakers of English, Mandarin or Thai.

Mission CIS promotes academic excellence while nurturing young people to become moral and intellectual leaders, people of dignity and integrity, building trust and understanding in a complex world.
This statement obligates us to:

  • achieve the highest standards in an education programme which is enriched by its dual language teaching in English and Chinese
  • have a tolerant, realistic approach to life, respecting others' views, beliefs and cultures
  • strive to inspire students to always act with honour and integrity and to work to make a difference in the world in which we live, whatever their chosen role as adults
Objective

The pluralistic nature of communities with and among nations, and the relationship between local and global concerns and issues, are addressed through the study of the host society. In the case of CIS this is through Thailand, through the students' own cultures, and the cultures of people not directly represented in the school community.

At CIS we see the child, parent and teacher as partners in the learning process. It is intended that Collaborative Assessment will encourage even closer cooperation and collaboration of teachers towards one end, that of knowing your child and ensuring that all their needs are met.

Philosophy

The CIS curriculum is based on the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBPYP). Schools which participate commit themselves to the development of academic standards at primary level which are as rigorous as anywhere in the world. The philosophy of the Primary Years Program, as it directly affects children, is expressed in a series of ten desirable attributes and traits. Taken together these attributes and traits, listed below, create what the IB call 'A Profile of PYP students':

  • Inquirers
    They actively enjoy learning and the love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives
  • Thinkers
    They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems
  • Communicators
    They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols
  • Risk-takers
    They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies
  • Knowledgeable
    They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance
  • Principled
    They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice
  • Caring
    They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service
  • Open-minded
    They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view
  • Well-balanced
    They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well being
  • Reflective
    They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner

CIS facilities and services

  • Instructional and modern computer lab with internet access
  • Well-equipped music, art and physical education departments
  • Various extra-curricular activities throughout the school
  • Modern Gymnasium and Sport Club facility in Thana City
  • Olympic size swimming pool and separate pool for very young students
  • Spacious, secure and well maintained playing field
  • Challenging adventure playground for Grades 1- 4
  • Separate adventure playground with soft sand area Nursery - K3
  • Well equipped library with a large collection of books in three languages - English, Mandarin and Thai
  • School bus service with responsible adult supervision
  • Highest quality school lunches and snacks are provided
  • Full time qualified nurse on duty

 

Concordian

International School

Thana City

100-100/1 Moo4 Km.14

Bangna-Trad Highway
Banglplee Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand


Tel. +66 2 336 1155

Fax. +66 2 336 1134

info@concordian.ac.th

www.concordian.ac.th

Concordian International School

Thana City

100-100/1 Moo4 Km.14

Bangna-Trad Highway
Banglplee Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand


Tel. +66 2 336 1155

Fax. +66 2 336 1134


info@concordian.ac.th

www.concordian.ac.th

 

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