Ekchai and Thongkorn Dechasate share their experience of Shrewsbury International School
Shrewsbury International School has two campuses: Riverside (Charoenkrung) and City Campus (Rama 9). Riverside offers through-education from 3 to 18 years, whilst children who complete their Primary education at City Campus move on to Senior School at Riverside at the age of 11 years.
Both campuses have specially designed Early Years Departments for our youngest children aged 3 to 5; safe, secure and stimulating environments for children to explore, and where they develop core skills that set the foundation for successful lifelong learning.
Early Years provision is divided between Early Years 1 (for children aged 3 before 31st August) and Early Years 2 (for children aged 4 before 31st August). All of our EY classes are staffed by fully qualified international and local teachers.
WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY
It is obvious to us that the teachers here really care for every child. They know their individual needs and interests and are clear on what they need to improve. the teachers here really care for every child. EY Parent
The Early Years Foundation Stage has seven areas of learning, all of which are connected and are of equal importance. Every child is unique and has particular interests, skills and needs. Here they have opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments, both indoors and outdoors. Through “Active Learning”, the children experience a range of challenges and playful learning opportunities across the Prime and Specific Areas of learning and development. Every day they take part in a balance of carefully planned child-initiated activities in order to develop both as individuals, and as effective learners.
Shrewsbury's curriculum is based around the English National Curriculum, adapted to meet the needs of our students and international context.
The English National curriculum provides a structured learning journey from the age of 3 to 18 years. The Early Years Foundation stage (age 3 years) is followed by a sequence of 5 "Key Stages", culminating in the advanced A-level programme (Ages 16-18). By the time students graduate from Shrewsbury Bangkok, they are equipped with the skills, specialist knowledge and qualifications they need to earn places (and to thrive) at leading universities and colleges around the world.
When children start at Shrewsbury they are placed in year groups based on their age on 31st August. Progress between Year Groups is usually automatic, although students may be out of their age group for exceptional reasons. Year Groups are clustered into Key Stages and a defined curriculum is produced for each Key Stage. Throughout each Key Stage there are ongoing assessments to monitor and track each child’s academic progress.
As students progress through the key stages, they build knowledge in a wide range of academic subjects, including core English, Mathematics and Science disciplines, and a variety of humanities and linguistic programmes, including some optional courses. Traditional subjects are supplemented by a series of bespoke learning programmes, created especially for Shrewsbury students that focus on their emotional and social development, as well as academic skills.
Age-appropriate learning styles and resources are adopted throughout the school, with play-based learning in our youngest classrooms gradually progressing to more independent learning styles and complex subject matter. This journey gives students the opportunity to find their own academic strengths and interests in a variety of subjects before moving on to the more focused academic content for their selected IGCSE and A-level programmes, chosen by students with specific university and career paths in mind.
In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), students study a combination of subjects, culminating in assessed examinations and the attainment of (International) General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualifications. All students study a compulsory core of Literacy, Numeracy and Science plus a number of optional subjects. The IGCSE examinations are a formal assessment of a child’s ability in each of the subjects they have studied. The route for students wishing to go to university is to continue into Key Stage 5, also known as Sixth Form, to follow two-year Advanced Level courses. GCSE and IGCSE are internationally recognised academic standards and used, alongside Advanced Levels, as part of the academic selection process for entry into the leading universities around the world.
|7.30am||'Soft Start'. Go to the classroom and unpack bag. Morning routine, introduction to today’s learning|
Active Learning Time: Child initiated and adult directed learning inside and outside, with offer of snack.
Specialist lessons: Thai, Music, Library, PE, Swimming
Splash Play: in the splash pool
(in EY2, the day finishes at 2:20pm following more Active Learning Time: Child initiated and adult directed learning inside and outside, with offer of snack. Specialist lesson - Thai, Music, Library, PE, Swimming and Splash Play.)
School fees and initial charges are reviewed annually. School fees and initial charges for the next academic year are published in Term 3 (June). Fees and charges for the 2018-19 academic year are as follows:
In addition to the ongoing fee payments for current students, the School applies the following initial charges during the application process and prior to any successful applicant starting their first term at Shrewsbury:
Application Fee: An application fee of THB 5,000 per child is payable upon submitting the application form. The application fee is not refundable.
Guaranteed Place Fee: Once a place is offered, parents must complete and return the Acceptance Form along with a Guaranteed Place Fee of THB 225,000 per child in order for the child's place to be secured. The Guaranteed Place Fee, which is non-refundable, includes a one-off payment of THB 30,000 for life membership of Shrewsbury International School Bangkok Alumni Association (SISBAA).
Refundable Deposit: A one-off Refundable Deposit of THB 200,000 is payable for the first child (or THB 150,000 for each subsequent child after child 1) and will be invoiced together with the Tuition fees prior to the student’s first term. Where a child completes Year 6 at City Campus and then transfers to Year 7 at Riverside, the refundable deposit will be transferred to Riverside. The conditions of refund are as follows:
- upon the student's graduation (completion of Year 13 at Riverside) from the school; or
- when advanced written notice is received at least 60 school days before the child leaves; or
- when the school requires the applicant's departure for reasons other than disciplinary
Prior to being enrolled at Shrewsbury, families must submit all of the above charges, plus any outstanding documents and school fees that are due for the first term (or remaining part thereof), as listed below.
The current fee structure is provided in the table below.
The fees include: all tuition, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, all books and use of the library. Many after-school activities programmes are provided free of charge.
The fees do not include: purchase of school uniform and kit, personal equipment or IT devices, individual music tuition, external examination charges, compulsory residential trips, expeditions, school bus. Some after school activities are charged. For some of these additional charges, direct or advance payment may be required.
Fees are payable on a term-by-term basis and in advance. Discounts apply for families with 3 or more children enrolled at the school at any one time. A discount of 5% is applied for the 3rd child and 10% for the 4th child onwards.
|2019/20 Basic Fee Structure (Thai Baht)|
|Per Term||Per Year|
|Pre-Prep||Years 1 - 2||233,300||699,900|
|Prep||Years 3 - 4||250,300||750,900|
|Years 5 - 6||258,900||776,700|
|Senior||Years 7 - 9||267,000||801,000|
|Sixth Form||Year 12||342,700||1,028,100|
|*2 terms only|
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