The Primary school at St. Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107 is for students aged 5-11 and follows the English National Curriculum, covering Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3 to 6). There is an emphasis on developing the key skills that children need to be able to become global, confident, life-long learners. Children are taught the specific skills of each of the subject areas within a broad, integrated and meaningful context. Our curriculum, embraces the learner-centred principles of the International Baccalaureate and incorporates best practice from around the world.
The curriculum includes the following subject areas: Maths, English, Science, Information Technology, History, Geography, French, Mandarin, Design Technology, Art, Physical Education, Music, as well as Personal, Social and Health Education. Children also learn Thai language as a mandatory requirement from the Ministry of Education.
Where appropriate the curriculum is taught through themes to ensure that learning is relevant. Children love to become involved in topics and this leads to them carrying out independent research. The topics are planned carefully so that they are appropriate for our children in our international setting and enable skills to be taught within a rich learning environment.
We have high expectations for our children and carry out regular assessments to ensure that they are making good progress. These assessments allow us to refine our teaching and learning to make sure that the individual needs of all our children are being met. These show us that children at St. Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107 match, and in many cases, exceed the attainment of children in England in both state and independent schools.
Assessments are conducted each term. The assessments range from asking the children to complete a piece of work independently, to written tests depending on age and time of the school year. Reports are sent home each term with teacher conferences held twice a year, one in term one and one at the end of term three.
Communication between the parents and teachers is almost daily with the support of our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Parents can log on each day via a dedicated website or mobile app, to see what their children have been doing at school and to learn more about the activities and events held on campus.