Jump to content
BANGKOK
webfact

All-girls international school comes to Bangkok

Recommended Posts

All-girls international school comes to Bangkok

By The Nation

 

ae257dfc01d86ad55863dac0260d613d.jpeg

 

Paragon Partners Thailand in association with North London Collegiate School (NLCS) has announced plans to open a branch in Bangkok in September 2020.
 

NLCS Bangkok will become the first all-girls international school in Thailand and will join the growing family of NLCS schools in Dubai, Jeju (Korea) and London, Michael Burke, NLCS Director of Education (International Projects) said on Monday.

 

NLCS was the first academic girls’ school in the UK. Founded in 1850 by Frances Mary Buss, a pioneer of women’s education, NLCS became the model for girls’ schools throughout the country.

 

NLCS Bangkok campus will be spread over 30,000 square metres and boast state-of-the-art facilities.

 

It aims to recruit the best subject specialist teachers from the UK and international schools worldwide. Before coming to Bangkok, all teachers will receive training at NLCS to bring a thorough understanding of the school’s ethos and standards of excellence, giving them the means to provide the support, guidance and encouragement that is needed for students to flourish academically and socially.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366000

 

thenation_logo.jpg

-- © Copyright The Nation 2019-03-18

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even as an international school teacher, the amount of them opening now is ridiculous. You have new places like Wellington, Rugby and Brighton recently opened, with huge campuses that must have cost millions of $, yet only have a few hundred children enrolling. It surely isn't sustainable. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Benroon said:

Out of interest what do you think the fees would be ?

The fees for these new purpose built schools are huge I would guess. 500k - 1M  annually. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, BobbyL said:

Even as an international school teacher, the amount of them opening now is ridiculous. You have new places like Wellington, Rugby and Brighton recently opened, with huge campuses that must have cost millions of $, yet only have a few hundred children enrolling. It surely isn't sustainable. 

Yet the competition for admissions to schools such as NIST & Bangkok Patana is astounding, especially for Thai students who can wait years to be admitted. 

 

These newer schools are filling the gap for The growing Thai middle class who recognise the flaws in the Thai education system and can afford 400-700k per year fees. 

 

If I had a young girl I’d look closely at this school. But, the difficulty is evaluating the quality of education at a place with no reputation or recent history in Thailand and how well managed they are or overseen by the management of the Schools with which they are affiliated.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A school based on removing one source of education is a doomed model. I went to a unisex school and it <deleted> me up for years... hence me coming to thailand.  lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It makes me think of Samuel L. Bronkowitz's documentary "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble".

 

'More offensive than "Mandingo". More shocking than "Behind the Green Door". More erotic than "Deep Throat". You will cream in your jeans when you see "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble".'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, webfact said:

It aims to recruit the best subject specialist teachers from the UK and international schools worldwide

Might need to run that past immigration first !

  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

Might need to run that past immigration first !

If they pay a proper salary, it won't be an issue. Proper international schools have no issues.

Edited by samran

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Yet the competition for admissions to schools such as NIST & Bangkok Patana is astounding, especially for Thai students who can wait years to be admitted. 

 

Basically. Getting into one of these schools as a Thai citizen is 1 in 10 at best, and the % chance of getting in after the first year is in single digits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Yet the competition for admissions to schools such as NIST & Bangkok Patana is astounding, especially for Thai students who can wait years to be admitted. 

 

These newer schools are filling the gap for The growing Thai middle class who recognise the flaws in the Thai education system and can afford 400-700k per year fees. 

 

If I had a young girl I’d look closely at this school. But, the difficulty is evaluating the quality of education at a place with no reputation or recent history in Thailand and how well managed they are or overseen by the management of the Schools with which they are affiliated.

Fair points. Many of the well established schools are almost impossible to get in. 

 

International schools cater for such a small amount of the population here that I guess my point is that even though they will always recruit students, they must be making losses whilst running such huge campuses with such a small intake. 

 

I know someone who is moving to Wellington in August. They said it was quite strange going in for their interview to somewhere so state of the art, yet so quiet. It didn't really feel like a school. 

 

I guess we will see in the near future if these places can maintain it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

most of the families around me who send their kids to international schools are thai and the going rate is 800-1.2 million a year, one of the boys is at boarding at harrow 1.8 million a year, i can see the market decreasing their profit margins and increasing quality and better facilities, its needed one girl just moved from primary riverside shrewsbury school, 24 in a class to the new shrewsbury at rama 9, now 8 in her class, you hear all the good and bad from their parents, but crikey are they overly expensive, 1.8 million boarding is on a par with eton etc in the uk and please dont tell me the teaching will be the same, it be cheaper to send a to the uk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/18/2019 at 3:33 PM, humbug said:

most of the families around me who send their kids to international schools are thai and the going rate is 800-1.2 million a year, one of the boys is at boarding at harrow 1.8 million a year, i can see the market decreasing their profit margins and increasing quality and better facilities, its needed one girl just moved from primary riverside shrewsbury school, 24 in a class to the new shrewsbury at rama 9, now 8 in her class, you hear all the good and bad from their parents, but crikey are they overly expensive, 1.8 million boarding is on a par with eton etc in the uk and please dont tell me the teaching will be the same, it be cheaper to send a to the uk

 

The Patana Fees are 250,000 Baht one off entrance fee... + 613,000 baht per year (for a Y1 5 yr old)

The school is non-profit (supposedly) meaning that all funds are re-invested into the school.

The ratio at Patana is said to 20% Thai 80% international. 

 

At current rates the most expensive year is Y12 at 820,500 baht (extra curricular fees on top of course). 

 

It is my understanding that Patana is one of the Tops schools, if not debatably the best school in Thailand, but there will be 8 classes in my son's school year next year - it's a big school.

I think the Class size is 20 per-class with 1 International Teacher and a local or international TA.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Note to self: Do not make naughty comments."

"Note to self: Do not make naughty comments."

"Note to self: Do not make naughty comments."

😎

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/18/2019 at 4:56 PM, Oxx said:

It makes me think of Samuel L. Bronkowitz's documentary "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble".

 

'More offensive than "Mandingo". More shocking than "Behind the Green Door". More erotic than "Deep Throat". You will cream in your jeans when you see "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble".'

"Candles out, sisters."

Pop!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...