Panyadee, the British International School of Samui
Panyadee, the British School of Samui offers preschool, 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, it operates as a non-denominational school with English as the primary language of instruction. Children at the school sit externally marked Cambridge examinations at the primary, lower secondary and IGCSE levels.
All year groups are lead by a qualified teacher with English as their first language. At Panyadee the importance of the Thai language and culture is not overlooked. Thai lessons are compulsory for all students, with first language and second language classes, and all Thai lessons are 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 over 25 classrooms, science labs, a fully equipped music room, 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 also 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.
At Panyadee, we believe that your child deserves the best and we aim to provide excellence in terms of the learning opportunities provided for them within school. Our staff are highly trained and totally committed to working with your child to achieve the highest possible standards.
In order to achieve the very best, our children must be confident that school and home are working together to celebrate achievements, to support them through times of difficulty and to encourage good behaviour. We must nurture them with care so that they grow into responsible, well educated, caring pupils.