PART IV – WORKING IN THAILAND
10. TRAILL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Welcome to Traill International School, and the wider community we serve. We warmly welcome students and teachers from both the international and local communities.
Traill International School, established in 1966, provides a first class British international education for students from the ages of 3 to 18 years old. The recent completion of a new campus and enhanced facilities provides further opportunities for our children.
The diversity of the students and staff at Traill School makes it a memorable and exciting experience for all who attend or work with us. Our community represents over 30 nationalities all working towards a common goal- our commitment to inspire and motivate all who attend to do their best. We aim to support and encourage students with talents and abilities in all fields and equip them for a successful future in an increasingly global and technological society.
We recognise that each student is at a different starting point and provide a curriculum that meets the varying needs of the students. We take into account the ability of the child, and the nature of their previous experiences. Diversity and differentiation are key to our teaching.
Every effort is made to ensure the education received will suit the needs of the individual, and to equip them for continuing studies, be it a return to the education system in their country of origin, or on to one of world’s leading universities – something that the School has done for over 43 years.
The school’s buildings and facilities are state-of-the-art reflecting the forward-thinking of the school in terms of its teaching and learning and overall development. The school is at an exciting phase and teachers have the opportunity to make a difference with input as stakeholders in the all-round strategic planning of the school.
Our staff at Traill are the school’s most valuable asset. They are committed and support each other; working together in a positive and cohesive manner. There is an excellent record of academic and sporting achievement, with the school regularly doing very well compared to much bigger international schools.
Students are motivated and outstanding in behaviour and enjoyment in learning. The wide diversity of nationalities, cultures and beliefs enriches the school experience. There is an excellent quality of relationships between staff and students and within the student body; where students support each other and respect each other’s ideas and views.
We are looking for teachers who have high expectations in terms of learning, engagement, behaviour and achievement - teachers who are committed and take an interest in their students, by offering extra curricular activities, take time to watch their students in school productions and communicate with parents.
11. WHAT TO BRING
11.1 In Your Suitcase with you
- Teaching clothes and shoes. Remember August is the rainy
season – the weather is hot (30+) and wet. Shoes and sandals
- A set of sheets and towels (beds are super king size)
- Immediate teaching materials, books, files which you think
you may find useful
- Anything else you cannot live without for a couple of
11.2 In Your Shipment if you are freighting anything out
I can’t emphasis this enough – don’t bring a lot. (Suggestion
from one of last years arrivals – ‘Look at what you intend
to bring, then put half of it away!’).
Keep in mind that practically anything can be purchased
after you arrive, and mostly more cheaply than you can buy
them at home.
(NB All are available in Thailand – there may be import
duty to pay on shipments of your own personal belongings)
12. MAIL, TELEPHONES
We suggest you get all mail sent to school during your time here, no matter where you are living locally. School mail tends to get through, while mail going to private houses, has a tendency to get ‘lost’ in the system. Delivery times vary considerably from the UK from four days to two weeks, air mail. Courier delivery (expensive) is two days.
International mail is reasonable Letters and packages sent by sea mail take over eight weeks. Anything of importance should be registered.
All apartments have telephones in Bangkok. Mobile phones are cheap and readily available and services excellent.
In case of emergency, telephone and facsimile services are available at school.
We are an up-to-date ‘on-line’ school with internet, intranet and multiple software systems set up which aid in teaching and learning.