• Welcome children and parents!


    We are a Cambridge International School on Koh Samui, centre no. TH189.

    Thank you for visiting us and please take some time to have a look around our website to see what we offer children on Koh Samui.


    PanyaDee, the British School of Samui offers pre school, primary and secondary education to children, from both the international community and Thai residents based on the island of Koh Samui.

    The school is an approved University of Cambridge International Centre and as such follows the Cambridge International Curriculum and operates as a non-denominational school with English as the primary language of instruction. Children at the school sit examinations at the Primary, lower secondary and IGCSE levels.

    All lead teachers have English as their first language. However, the importance of the Thai language and culture is not overlooked and Thai lessons are compulsory for all students with all Thai lessons being conducted by Thai teachers.

    PanyaDee endeavours to develop the intellectual, aesthetic, moral, physical, social and emotional potential of the students. The school atmosphere fosters the allegiance of its students to their cultural heritage, and promotes respect and tolerance between students and teachers of all cultures.


    The name PanyaDee is derived from the combination of the Thai words for good wisdom. Literally translated Panya means wisdom and Dee means good. Since its opening in 2005 PanyaDee has evolved from a single classroom for eight students into a stunning educational facility with the main intention being to provide children with the best available education.

    The school now boasts 15 classrooms plus a dedicated science room, a fully equipped music room, a library, a networked computer room and three separate playground areas for different age groups. There’s a five-a-side football pitch, basketball court, a covered canteen area and a fully operational kitchen where all school meals are prepared daily; school meals are included within the term fees.

    The core subjects taught are English Language, Mathematics and Science; and, in addition to these, each child has one Thai lesson per day, then there’s also Music, Physical Education, Social Science, Art, ICT and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) as received by students in the UK.

    Pupils at the school come from all nationalities and backgrounds with children from Thailand, England, Denmark, Russia, France, Germany and Sweden all currently attending and creating a multi-national and multi-cultural environment.

  • Headmaster

    Liam Capon

    Headmaster- Liam, from the UK, has been teaching at PanyaDee for six years. He is Panyadee's Headmaster and also class teacher for Year 10.

    Sharon Roberts.
    Head of Primary.
    Class 6 Teacher

    Dave Sharon has been at Panyadee School since the beginning in February 2005. Sharon comes from UK and is Year 6 class teacher as well as taking charge of child protection and Head of Primary.

    David Sturrock.
    Head of CIE Centre.
    Class 3 Teacher

    Dave is a very versatile teacher, who as well as being a class teacher, also teaches Art. Dave has been with us for 4 years. He also serves as Head of Centre for Cambridge International Examinations.

    Liam Capon.
    Head of Secondary School.

    Liam, from the UK, has been teaching at PanyaDee for six years. He is class teacher for Year 10 and also holds the position of Head of Secondary.

    Giles Larkman.
    Deputy Head of Primary.

    Giles Larkman, from the UK, worked at Fun Language in Bangkok before coming to join the staff at PanyaDee in 2006. Giles is now the Head of Primary.

    Our Secondary Teachers

    Chris.
    Maths and Science.
    Year 8 class teacher.

    Chris hails from UK and has been at the school since 2009. Chris specialises in teaching Maths and Science at secondary level. Chris is also involved in the school's ESL programme.

    Kristina.
    Year 7 class teacher.

    Kristina joined the school in Febraury 2013. She comes from and was educated in UK. Kristina also teaches Drama and Dance at the school. Kristina joined the school in Febraury 2013.

    Austin.
    Year 10 class teacher.

    Austin comes from USA and joined the school in Febraury 2013. He is Year 10 class teacher and also teaches ICT to secondary stage children.

    Our Primary Teachers

    Anthony McCue.
    Year 5 class teacher.

    Anthony McCue, from the UK, arrived at PanyaDee in 2008 and has been primary class teacher for both years 1 and 5. Before jpining us he taught in a government school in Surin.

    Joy Simon.
    Year 1 class teacher.

    Joy joined the school in early January 2013 and her area of teaching expertise is younger children.
    She also enjoys cooking, listening to classical and jazz music. She loves dogs and speaks Indonesian, Chinese and is learning to speak Thai.

    Lauren Manuel.
    Year 2 class teacher.

    Lauren from South Africa joined the school in Febraury 2013. Lauren joined the school in Febraury 2013. Lauren joined the school in Febraury 2013.

    Charlotte.
    Foundation Year 2 class teacher.

    Charlotte, from UK has been at the school for 4 years. Charlotte, from UK has been at the school for 4 years.Charlotte, from UK has been at the school for 4 years.

    Jessica.
    Foundation Year 1 class teacher.

    Jessica joined Panyadee in 2011. Jessica joined Panyadee in 2011.Jessica joined Panyadee in 2011. Jessica is also a Muay Thai expert.

    Khun Kru UB.
    Thai Language teacher.

    Khru Napassanan Khamso, or Ub as she is known comes from Buriram in Thailand and is the Thai language and culture teacher who also looks after the school library. She’s interested in sports and holds Speech Training qualifications.

    Khun Kru Aung.
    Music teacher.

    As well as being the music teacher Khru Aueng trains the school band and arranges musical events at the school. Khru Aueng is imaginative and creative in his very enjoyable and beneficial music lessons.

    Khun Kru M.
    Sports teacher.

    Khru M teaches a number of sports including basketball, table-tennis, football, volleyball and swimming to all age groups. Khru M trains and organises the school's sports teams to participate in competitions.

    Khun Kru Pen.
    Year 5 class teacher.

    Khun Kru Pen is a Thai language and culture teacher.

  • Curriculum Guides for Parents

    Primary English

    International syllabus

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    Primary Maths

    International syllabus

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    Primary Science

    International syllabus

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    Secondary 1 English

    International syllabus

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    Secondary 1 Maths

    International syllabus

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    Secondary 1 Science

    International syllabus

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    At a glance structure of the school.

    Thai system International System Typical ages
    Anubaan 1 Foundation Stage 1 3-4
    Anubaan 2 Foundation Stage 2 4-5
    Cambridge Primary
    Anubaan 3 Primary Stage 1 (Year 1)  5-6
    Prathom 1 Primary Stage 2 (Year 2) 6-7
    Prathom 2 Primary  Stage 3 (Year 3) 7-8
    Prathom 3 Primary  Stage 4 (Year 4) 8-9
    Prathom 4 Primary  Stage 5 (Year 5) 9-10
    Prathom 5 Primary  Stage  6 (Year 6) 10-11
    Cambridge Secondary
    Prathom 6 Secondary 1 (Year 7) 11-12
    Matayom 1 Secondary 1 (Year 8) 12-13 
    Matayom 2 Secondary 1 (Year 9) 13-14 
    Matayom 3 Secondary 2 (Year 10) 14-15 
    Matayom 4 Secondary 2 (Year 11) 15-16 

     

    Cambridge International Curriculum

    OVERVIEW

    At PanyaDee, the British School of Samui we follow the Cambridge International Curriculum. The school is structured into three curriculum stages known as:

    1. Cambridge Primary (ages 5-11)
    At the end of Cambridge Primary children at the school take the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests which offer feedback on a learners’ strengths and weaknesses in the key curriculum areas of English, Mathematics and Science. The tests are marked by Cambridge UK and they provide us with an external international benchmark for learner performance.

    2.Cambridge Secondary 1 (ages 11-14)
    Cambridge Secondary 1 provides a seamless progression from Cambridge Primary to develop learners’ skills and confidence in English, Mathematics and Science. At the end of this stage children take the Cambridge Checkpoint Tests in English, Maths and Science. The tests are marked by Cambridge UK and they provide us with an external international benchmark for learner performance.

    3.Cambridge Secondary 2 (ages 14-16).
    This stage of the school's curriculum leads to the Cambridge IGCSE examinations which is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications.

  • After Schoool Activities

    After school activities run Monday to Friday and change each term.

    Typical activities are swimming, Thai Dance, Warhammer, Drama

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    School Calendar

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    School Prospectus

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    Tuition Fees

    Please contact the school office for details of current tuition fees. Fees are payable per term or annually. Discounted fees apply to second and third children. There is an extra charge for school uniform and school text books.

    There are no registration or development fees.

    English Programme (ESL)

    The primary goal of the PanyaDee School ESL program is to increase the English language proficiency of limited English proficient students so that they can fully and successfully participate in all mainstreamed classes at an age-appropriate grade level. An ESL program is provided when at least one student is in need of ESL instruction. ESL services are offered in a general education classroom that provides structured English immersion. ESL instruction is designed to meet each individual's needs based on the recommendation of the class teacher in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

    Internet Policy at Panyadee

    Internet Access Policy This policy outlines our purpose in providing e-mail facilities and access to the internet at PanyaDee School and explains how the school is seeking to avoid the potential problems that unrestricted internet access could give rise to. Internet access in school Providing access to the internet in school will raise educational standards and support the professional work of staff. Teachers and pupils will have access to world-wide web sites offering educational resources, news and current events. There will also be opportunities to communicate and exchange information with students and others around the world. Parents’ attention will be drawn to the Policy by this webpage and our school Internet Access Policy will be available to read on demand. Ensuring internet access is appropriate and safe The internet is a relatively new communications medium and is freely available to any person wishing to send e-mail or publish a web site. In common with other media, such as magazines, books and video, some material available on the internet is unsuitable for pupils. Pupils in school are unlikely to see any inappropriate content in books; due to selection by publisher and teacher. And, the school will also take every practical measure to ensure that children do not encounter upsetting, offensive or otherwise inappropriate material on the internet. The following key measures have been adopted to help ensure that our pupils are not exposed to unsuitable material: the school provides a filtering system intended to prevent access to material inappropriate for children; children using the internet will be working in the classroom, during lesson time and will be supervised by an adult (usually the class teacher) at all times; staff will check that the sites pre-selected for pupil use are appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils; staff will be particularly vigilant when pupils are undertaking their own search and will check that the children are following the agreed search plan; pupils will be taught to use e-mail and the internet responsibly in order to reduce the risk to themselves and others; the Rules for Responsible Internet Use will be posted near all computer systems. the IT co-ordinator will monitor the effectiveness of internet access strategies; the IT co-ordinator will ensure that occasional checks are made on files to monitor compliance with the school’s Internet Access Policy; the headmaster will ensure that the policy is implemented effectively. The above measures have been proven as highly effective in other educational facilities. However, due to the international scale and linked nature of information available via the internet, it is not possible to guarantee that particular types of material will never appear on a computer screen. The school cannot accept liability for the material accessed, or any consequences thereof. A most important element of our Rules of Responsible Internet Use is that pupils will be taught to tell a teacher immediately if they encounter any material that makes them feel uncomfortable. If there is an incident in which a pupil is exposed to offensive or upsetting material the school will respond to the situation quickly and on a number of levels. Responsibility for handing incidents involving children will be taken by Sharon Robertson (Child Protection) in consultation with Philip Jenkins (Headmaster) and the pupil's class teacher. Using the internet to enhance learning Pupils will learn how to use a web browser. Older pupils will be taught to use suitable web search engines. Staff and pupils will use the internet to find and evaluate information. Access to the internet will become a planned part of the curriculum that will enrich and extend learning activities and will be integrated into the class schemes of work. Rules for Responsible Internet Use (displayed in the Computer Room) The school has installed computers with internet access to help our learning. These rules will help keep us safe and help us be fair to others. Using the computers: I will only access the computer system with the login and password I have been given; I will not access other people's files; I will not bring in floppy disks or CDs from outside school and try to use them on the school computers. Using the internet: I will ask permission from a teacher before using the internet; I will report any unpleasant material to my teacher immediately because this will help protect other pupils and myself; I understand that the school may check my computer files and may monitor the internet sites I visit; I will not complete and send forms without permission from my teacher; I will not give my full name, my home address or telephone number when completing forms. Using e-mail: I will ask permission from a teacher before checking the e-mail; I will immediately report any unpleasant messages sent to me because this would help protect other pupils and myself; I understand that e-mail messages I receive or send may be read by others; The messages I send will be polite and responsible; I will only e-mail people I know, or my teacher has approved; I will only send an e-mail when it has been checked by a teacher; I will not give my full name, my home address or telephone number; I will not use e-mail to arrange to meet someone outside school hours. Further school policies are currently being reviewed and re-written. These will be added to the website as soon as they are completed.



  • Contact Us

    PanyaDee, the British school of Samui

    6/5 Moo 3, Bophut,
    Koh Samui, Thailand
    Telephone: 0 7741 3506
    E-mail: panyadeeschool@hotmail.com

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    About our after school activities

    After-school programs ares safe, structured activities that convene on a regular basis in the after-school hours and offer our children opportunities to learn new skills. The skills children learn can range from swimming and drama to Thai dance and art.

    Timetabling

    After School activities are usually run from 3.15 to 4.15 and 4.15 to 5.15 Monday through Friday.

    Off campus activites

    Througout the school year our children take part in competitions at other schools on Koh Samui or in Surat Thani. These competitions include football, swimming and sports days.

  • SCHOOL DAY

    SCHOOL DAY

    The school day begins at 08:50 for all children at the school.
    Staff are at the school from 08:30 to look after your children if they arrive early. This is also a convenient time for parents to talk with their child's class teacher.
    Lunch is at 11:45 and afternoon classes begin at 12:40.
    the school ends at 15:15 for primary children and 16:00 for secondary students. there are optional after school activities that run til 16:15 and 17:15
    Please collect your child from the school at the time that school lessons / activities finish.

    Please note that there is no staff on campus after thses times to look after your child.

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