Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and Thai|
|Native English and Thai teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Thai)|
|Class sizes||Average||19 students / class|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
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|Number of students||
Total 330 Students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
36 nationalities make up Panyaden’s student body
|Most common nationality||
|Max. number of students per class||
20 in Early Years, 25 in primary levels and 22 in secondary levels.
|Average number of students per class||
15-22 students per class.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Native English and Thai speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Thai||
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Thai, English, Chinese (Mandarin), German
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Yes. Appropriately by age of the students
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
Yes. We are already in use of the virtual classroom. Google Classrooms take a big role in the distance learning with additional resources provided to students.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes. Students in the primary years will be given activities to complete at home on a regular basis. This becomes more regular as the student moves up through the primary years. Home activities should
Current educational research focuses on ensuring homework tasks are meaningful and connected to learning in the classroom. As such, it is the belief of Panyaden that
|Approximate hours of homework given||
In order to translate these beliefs into action, Panyaden secondary school has set in place the following guidelines in regards to homework:
Guidelines for Year 7
Guidelines for Years 8 and 9
Guidelines for Years 10 and 11
Furthermore, it is recommended that students take the opportunity to read for pleasure each day, either independently or with an adult in their first or second
The school operates a first-come-first-served enrolment policy. To secure a place for the new school year, new parents can opt to pay a deposit of 50,000 Baht in advance. This fee is non-refundable should parents later choose to withdraw their application.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Entrance assessment and a parent meeting is required for all students entering from Nursery to Year 13.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
In most cases, the assessment is as follows:
Early Years and Year 1-2
Year 1 and 2 applicants will be asked to submit their previous academic year report card, which helps demonstrate class experiences.
Year 3-12 applicants
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
The school year typically starts in Mid-August and ends in June. If space allows and the admissions requirements are met, children can join the school throughout the year. Placement for students who require EAL or learning support will depend on availability of resources and the needs of our current students.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
If space allows and the admissions requirements are met, children can join the school throughout the year.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
N/A (Our highest class in Year 12 and will graduate the IB Diploma in Academic Year 2022-23.
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Results in these examinations||
N/A (Our highest class in Year 12 and will graduate the IB Diploma in Academic Year 2022-23.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
Yes, Buddhist principles.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?||
Every religion has its unique quality, Buddhism included. Any religion or non-religion students can apply for the school but Buddhism education are mandatory at Panyaden.
Buddhism that we practised at school is not a belief system but a practice principles and how to apply themselves to the study and application of the Buddha’s teachings in their lives.
|School bus service available||
Not at the moment
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
|Learning support offered||
There is a nine-stage approach to meeting children’s needs, depending on their level of need.
A referal may be made from the Homeroom teachers to the learning support team. The Learning Support Teacher, School Counselor, and the School Principals collaboratively guide the staff in implementing the Provision/ Accommodation and/ or the Behavior Intervention Plan and assist in monitoring progress. The Learning Support Teacher and Counselor are responsible for conducting weekly check-ins with the student, parents, and all staff. With official documentation of learning and/ or a behaviour disability diagnosis, the Learning Support Specialist, along with the School Counselor, draws up an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) and or a Behavior Modification Plan (BMP).
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Early Years: 15:15
|Supervised care before/after school||
In the morning, we expect children to make their own way to the classroom once they are familiar
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The school helps to coordinate a large variety of after-school clubs. These clubs run from 16:00 and
|School provided lunches||
Yes. Panyaden International School provides healthy and nutritious snacks and lunches to ensure your
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
|Sports activities included||
Sportsmanship, swimming, games, ball games, track and field, gymnastics, Football, Basketball, Ping-Pong and Badminton
|Sports facilities at the school||
Swimming Pool, Gym, Football, Basketball, Ping-Pong and Badminton
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Football, Basketball, Swimming
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
At Panyaden International School (PYD), we aim to develop resilient, thoughtful and caring individuals through a practical, values-based education. By integrating a modern multilingual curriculum, environmental mindfulness and Buddhist principles, we aim to nurture the physical, moral, emotional and intellectual qualities of our children holistically. We see that for this to happen, the school must work together with families and the wider community.
|Teaching approach of the school||
At Panyaden International School, we offer students the opportunity to complete their education from Early Years right through to High School graduation.
Our Early Years students enjoy a full-day of discovery with both non-Thai and Thai teachers through songs, literacy and numeracy learning, guided activities, individual interactions and storytelling. We offer children the opportunity to engage in play-based learning in a natural setting. Our learning approach is centred around an indoor-outdoor, free-flow combination of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Our Early Years Program is supported by highly skilled and dedicated English and Thai teachers and teaching assistants who look forward to welcoming and educating your child. We use the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as our core curriculum.
Panyaden International School is a British Curriculum school that offers a high quality learning environment delivered using the International Primary Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6. The British Curriculum is academically rigorous, highly regarded and remains the most popular choice for international schools worldwide. Using the UK curriculum alongside the IPC and Thai Language and Culture curricula results in a remarkably strong academic curriculum that keeps student-centred learning at the forefront of our approach.
Teachers work together with specialists to make sure all subjects are integrated as much as possible. A typical day includes one hour of English, Thai, Maths, and a Specialist subject with clear connections to the IPC theme. Another hour each day is spent specifically on the theme of the Integrated Unit of Learning. Some themes might have a strong history and geography focus, while others focus more on science. The International Primary Curriculum is a thematic and inquiry based curriculum organised into integrated Units of Learning. The units are in line with the UK curriculum and provide a rigorous focus on learning.
Assessment takes many forms at Panyaden. The end of unit assessments lead to a grade for each subject included in that unit. Day to day learning includes differentiation and personalised feedback. International testing provides a chance to compare our students’ achievement levels to other international schools. Regardless of the type of assessment, we make sure they all provide feedback that enriches learning.
For our Middle Years, one of the main goals of the middle school programme is to provide students with an environment that supports the rapid intellectual and personal changes happening in their lives. Middle school students move through the rapid changes that are part and parcel of their age, including the progression from the self-contained learning environment to the potentially daunting transition to high school (Years 10-13).
Our curriculum, The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), not only provides a bridge from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), but also prepares our students for the demands of analysis and synthesis that are inherent in typical high school tasks. In addition, the IMYC programme reinforces our school’s mission to develop resilient, thoughtful and caring individuals through a practical, values-based education that makes them competent global citizens.
Panyaden’s middle school programme emphasises intercultural awareness and communication, and is committed to giving students the academic and personal tools they need to be successful at the secondary level. The school offers students a safe and supportive community for their creative exploration, out-of-the-box thinking and problem-solving. Individualism and self-discovery, the respect of all cultures and the betterment of the school and local community, are all key factors in the school’s ethos.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IB) is offered for our last 2 years of high school students. The programme results in personal and academic development and, upon successful completion, a globally recognized diploma. Consistent with Panyaden’s core values and strengths, the IB diploma programme aims to develop the thinking and skills of students to become tomorrow’s leaders and change-makers.
The Panyaden Academic Diploma is the culmination of a challenging, university-preparatory programme for students who plan to pursue higher education upon graduation. Courses include a range of offerings including English, modern languages, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, art and a variety of electives. A minimum of 24 credits is required to graduate with a Panyaden Academic Diploma. One year of coursework in one subject area is worth one credit. A Panyaden Academic Diploma is a minimum requirement for acceptance to universities globally including the United States and Canada. This diploma will also meet the requirements for acceptance to various higher education courses in Europe and other continents.