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Thailand ‘a rising star in the international school market’

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Thailand ‘a rising star in the international school market’

By THE NATION

 

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International schools in Thailand are in high demand as foreign students, including an increasing number from China and Hong Kong, flock to the kingdom to study.

 

Toryos Pandejpong, board director at Denla British School (DBS) – one of the leading international schools in the region, says Thailand is now a rising star in the segment, with nearly 60,000 foreign students studying in 175 international schools. Ten years ago there were not more than 100 such schools in the country. 

 

It’s not only foreigners but Thai parents as well who send their children to international schools, due to the perception that these schools demonstrate a global standard in quality, ensure excellent education and opportunities for students to enter the world’s top universities, he said. 

 

DBS, for example, delivers an enhanced British curriculum from the UK taught by experienced English native teachers, Toryos said, adding that Mandarin subjects are also taught. 

 

“Another reason why international schools are attractive is because foreigners have confidence in Thailand’s strength and stability and that’s why they send their children to our country to study,” he said.

 

“At DBS, we have foreign students from the UK, Australia, Portugal, USA, Canada, France, India, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc. We have received increasing calls from parents living in places with an unstable situation. We recently received 30 per cent more calls from Hong Kong and also from Chinese parents. We have a suitable curriculum and experienced native teachers. Our facilities, which are fully equipped with technologies, are recognised as being the best among British schools here,” Toryos said.

 

DBS covers more than 60 rai of land on Ratchapruek Road. The school enrolls students from their early years to Year 9 (the equivalent of kindergarten to Matthayom 2) and has a pre-school class named “DBS Mini Dragons” for children aged 2-3. DBS presently has 60 experienced English native teachers and 50 learning assistants.

 

The international school works under four principles of its “Unique DBS Vision” – an enhanced British curriculum, academic excellence for all, entrepreneurship and creative thinking, and global and community perspectives, including preserving Thainess. “These contribute to DBS students’ development in all areas. Their success can be seen in the many academic and non-academic awards they have earned,” he said. 

 

According to Toryos, DBS has passed the standard evaluation from the International School Association of Thailand and the Council of International School, the pre-eminent institutions for evaluating and recognising international schools in Thailand and worldwide.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30374747

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-14

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2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

DBS has passed the standard evaluation from the International School Association of Thailand and the Council of International School

It seems that they do not have CIS accreditation. From the CIS web site:

 

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Comment on moderation removed.   If you are not interested, don't bother to read or post about it.   It is posted in the education forum, not the news forum.

 

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6 hours ago, Scott said:

Comment on moderation removed.   If you are not interested, don't bother to read or post about it.   It is posted in the education forum, not the news forum.

 

Sorry, I never read the education forum.

This the news forum.

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14 minutes ago, Chassa said:

Sorry, I never read the education forum.

This the news forum.

Nope.   This is the education forum.   The section you are in is Primary & Secondary Education.   You can find it at the top of the page right above the headline.

Some of the forums exist for people with a particular interest or need in a specialized area.   As such, they are often moderating a little more tightly.   

 

Everyone is free to read and post, but just try to make sure it is relevant and on topic.  

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

“Another reason why international schools are attractive is because foreigners have confidence in Thailand’s strength and stability and that’s why they send their children to our country to study,” he said.

... not to mention being located on the border of Narnia

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This "news" piece is (and is only) "advertising in disguise", probably paid for by the identified school. The lead-in phrase -- "one of the leading international schools in the region" -- is a dead give away, as the school is not in any respect one of the known or respected international schools in Thailand. That this article would be repeated in Thai Visa is an embarrassment and shows a complete lack of respect for the readers of this forum. Who ever chose to repeat it here should be ashamed -- "money talks". There are many threads on the leading/best international schools in Thailand, and this one is never mentioned, even in passing. I am all for the dissemination of information, but it should be honest and ethical, especially in the area of education and learning. Shame.....

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1 hour ago, Scott said:

Nope.   This is the education forum.   The section you are in is Primary & Secondary Education.   You can find it at the top of the page right above the headline.

Some of the forums exist for people with a particular interest or need in a specialized area.   As such, they are often moderating a little more tightly.   

 

Everyone is free to read and post, but just try to make sure it is relevant and on topic.  

it's in news section

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Next comment on moderation is going to earn a suspension.   Here is where it is:

 

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