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Phuket
Finnish curriculum
Ages 2 to 9

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 214,000 ฿
to: 298,000 ฿
Address: 23/108 Phuket Boat lagoon, Garden Plaza Moo 2 Thepkasattri Rd. Kohkaew Muang Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
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Number of students

60

Number of nationalities represented in the school

22

Most common nationality

Thai

Ratio of local students to international students

30% Local 70% International

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Not at the moment, but will we introduce this as the school grows and the need arises.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Thai

Use of technology in the classroom

For Kindergarten we have a 0% technology policy. At the primary level, competence in information and communication technology (ICT) is an important civic skill both in itself and as part of multiliteracy. It is an object and a tool of learning. The pupils are supported in familiarising themselves with various ICT applications and uses and in observing their significance in their daily life, in interpersonal interaction and as a channel of influence. The pupils together with the teacher consider why ICT is needed in studying, work and society and how these skills have become a part of general working life competence. They learn to assess the impact of ICT from the perspective of sustainable development and to be responsible consumers. They also gather experiences of using ICT in international communication. They learn to perceive its significance, potential and risks in a global world.

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

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

In line with the Finnish curriculum, for Kindergarten we do not assign any homework, however, we encourage parents to follow our Unit themes so they can discuss similar topics with their children at home. For the primary level, we believe that besides homework, there are many more things that can improve a child’s performance in school, such as doing home chores, activities and having dinner with their families; exercising or getting a good night’s sleep. Any homework will be project-based and designed to include collaboration with the family, encouraging, research, innovation and exploration. Regular parent/teacher/child conferences are arranged to set goals for each child at school and at home, taking the child’s wishes into account.

Approximate hours of homework given

1 to 2 hours

Uniform required

Not until Grade 1. After Grade 1 they have a uniform which they wear Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In Finland, students do not wear uniforms, but in Thailand, it is very common, so the school adapted to the local culture which has been well received.

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Not at this stage.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

1 Month prior to the start of the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We have not been open long enough to offer this statistic.

External examinations or assessments available

None at this stage.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Not at this stage

School start time

Kindergarten 9:00
Primary 8:30

School finish time

Kindergarten 14:30 (or for half-day students 12:00)
Primary 15:00

Supervised care before/after school

Afterschool supervised care at an extra cost.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Tennis, Ice Skating, Dance, Chinese, Chess, Horse Riding.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Swimming and PE

Sports facilities at the school

We use outside clubs for sporting activities

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Other facilities at the school

None at this stage, but will be built in the near future.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We inspire our students to be young innovators who strive to become sustainable living leaders. We want to nurture Innovative, Inquisitive. Empathetic, Mindful, Resilient, Reflective, Authentic, Caring, Balanced and
Positive students. Our goals are as follows:
1. Promote holistic growth, health and well-being of each child as determined by his or her developmental age;
2. Support the child’s learning needs, promote his or her lifelong learning and implement equality of education;
3. Carry out versatile pedagogical activities based on play, physical activity, arts and cultural heritage and enable positive learning experiences;
4. Ensure that the child’s early educational environment promotes development and learning and is healthy and safe;
5. Safeguard an approach that promotes the child’s stable relationships and interactions with the Rainbow Trout International School's staff;
6. Provide all children with equal opportunities for early childhood and care, promote gender equality and help the children to develop their capacity to understand and respect other children’s heritage – their linguistic, cultural, religious, and ideological backgrounds;
7. Recognise the child’s need for individual support and provide him or her with appropriate care should the need arise, with cross-sectoral cooperation when necessary;
8. Develop the child’s skills of teamwork and interaction, promote their ability to act in a peer group and guide him or her towards acting responsibly and sustainably, respecting other people and becoming an integrated member of society;
9. Ensure that children get the opportunity to participate in and influence matters which concern them;
10. Cooperate with the child and the child’s parents or guardians to promote the child’s balanced development and holistic well-being, thereby supporting the parents or guardians in educating the children.

Teaching approach of the school

We are a certified partnership school of Finnish Global Education Solutions, which is an official member of "Education Finland" governed by the Finnish National Agency for Education under the Ministry of Education, Govt of Finland. Together with them, we have developed and implemented our International Finnish Curriculum for Pre Kindergarten to Grade 6. This curriculum is the first of its kind in Thailand and is in line with International standards globally.

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