St. Andrews International School Sathorn follows the English National Curriculum for children between the ages of 5 to 11 years. 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.
The curriculum includes the following subject areas: Maths, English, Science, Information Technology, History, Geography, French, 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 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 of 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. In many cases, our children often 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 or online tests depending on age and time of the school year. Reports are sent home twice a year - mid way through term one and another at the end of term three.
Parents are always welcome into Sathorn especially at the start and the end of the school days. We view this communication between the parents and teachers as a vital part of a child learning. This is supported by the use of our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment - Firefly). Parents can log on 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.