Welcome to Tara Pattana International School……“Expect the Best”
Welcome to the Website of Tara Pattana International School, in Pattaya. We hope that it provides you with both a sense of what our school is like, and with all the information you are seeking. This exciting new school has been open for only 3 years; this week we welcomed our 100th pupil and next month we will open our Key Stage 3 building so that we can cater for students aged 2 years – 13 years.
Our vision is to provide a high quality Early Years, Primary and Secondary education based on the best traditions of British Education and to combine the values, character building and etiquette of traditional English education with the most modern approaches to learning and the development of children’s thinking skills.
The school will offer all students an internationally recognised curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales. The school is fully accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education; it is a member of ISAT, Edexcel, the University of London Examinations Board and also a Cambridge Examinations Centre. We recently also underwent our accreditation with CIS (Council of International Schools).
The school has a rigorous All English Speaking Policy. We expect all children to speak English at all times in the school, not just in the classroom, but also for everyday social use. We encourage our students to be active and to speak in class. Fluency in the English language is crucial if children are to have full access to all the opportunities the world can offer them in the future.
Our motto is “Expect the Best” – not only are our modern, spacious and landscaped facilities, buildings and grounds second to none, but our teachers are professional and committed individuals who work at this school because they love teaching and are passionate about providing children with a first class education.
We aim to combine excellent teaching and enjoyable learning, high standards with a broad and rich curriculum, where children will be engaged by learning that develops and challenges them, and excites their imagination. We want our children to experience the joy of discovery, of solving problems and of being creative. We believe that all children are natural philosophers, curious about the world and anxious to understand it.
Children will be taught the crucial thinking skills for which the National Curriculum is world renown. By concentrating on thinking skills, pupils can focus on “knowing how” as well as “knowing what” – learning how to learn. By learning to think, an empowered, flexible and creative student, who can draw on diverse thinking skills in a variety of subjects and situations will emerge.
All this can only happen in a school that has small classes and skilled staff with experience of teaching the National Curriculum. Excellent teachers who can provide enjoyable learning experiences for their pupils. Teachers, who can win the respect of children, inspire and motivate them, and equip them to take their places as confident and responsible citizens in a modern, global world.
We are a thriving school. If you visit us – Expect the Best!