Launch of UDIS with Udon Thani Education Department

Udon Thani, Thailand, November 17, 2013 --( Udon Thani International School (UDIS) took the formal step of submitting its school curriculum for approval to members of the Education Service of Udon Thani Zone 1. This begins the first stages of the formal process needed to secure a license from the Thailand Ministry of Education to run an international school in Udon Thani.

Speaking at the launch, Dr. Meesuk, Vice-Director of the Education Service, welcomed the new school and enthused that it could provide an example to local schools of different teaching practices that could be used to better education in the region. He was excited to welcome UDIS to Udon Thani.

Udon International Education Partnership Ltd is investing over 150 million baht in the construction of UDIS over the next three years. UDIS will be the first international school in the Northeast region and teach a British and inquiry based curriculum to students.

A ground breaking ceremony will be held to formally celebrate the construction of new school buildings. Providing the blessing for the ceremony will be Hermit Luangphoo Gadekaew from Nongbualumphu who is one of the most respected hermits in the Northeastern region. Other local dignitaries and the general public have also been invited. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 28 from 8am at the school grounds.

UDIS will begin building 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.

The school plans to begin classes in September, 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 for the limited places available.

More information can be found on the school’s website at
Udon Thani International School
Siriphat Pukpo
087 858 6888