International School to Launch in Udon Thai
A new international school is being developed in the city of Udon Thani for kindergarten and primary students with classes to begin in August, 2014. Udon International Education Partnership Ltd is investing over 150 million baht in the construction of the Udon Thani International School (UDIS) over the next three years. UDIS will be the first international school in the Northeast region and teach a UK and inquiry based curriculum to students.
Udon International Education Partnership Ltd is investing over 150 million baht in the construction of the Udon Thani International School (UDIS) over the next three years. UDIS will be the first international school in the Northeast region and teach a UK and inquiry based curriculum to students.
UDIS aims to develop students who have creative, enquiring minds who can take responsibility for their learning, be culturally aware and who can understand the importance of sustainability for their community’s future.
Siriphat Pukpo, UDIS licensee, said of the school that “it has been a long time but now students in the Northeast region will be able to benefit from an international education without having to leave for Bangkok or Chiang Mai. We are very pleased to be able to bring an international education to people in Udon Thani and the surrounding areas.”
UDIS is based on the strategic Mittrapab highway and will help forge stronger links for the 2015 AEC agreement with students expected to join the school from neighbouring Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. UDIS is also expected to benefit local businesses seeking foreign workers who are more likely to relocate to Udon Thani if a quality education option is available for their children.
UDIS will begin construction of new kindergarten buildings in December 2013 with the construction of primary buildings to follow in 2015. The buildings will incorporate innovative environmental features in line with the school’s goal of sustainability with features including a green roof, solar energy, water recycling, cavity walls, day-lighting and airflow design.
Lindsay Stuart, UDIS Project Manager, said that the design and the construction of the building enable the creation of an optimal learning environment for children with free movement between learning and play. This helps learning to occur throughout the school day.
The school plans to begin classes in August, 2014 for kindergarten and lower primary students in a purpose built, state of the art facility that will be one of the best in Thailand. Applications for new students will open in February, 2015.
More information can be found on the school’s website at www.udoninternationalschool.com
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