Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB) is building a new campus in Thonburi, Bangkok. The new campus, Singapore International School Thonburi (SISB Thonburi) held a foundation stone laying ceremony last month, presided over by Payom Chinnawong, secretary general of Office of Private Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand.
SISB Thonburi is the first Singapore International School to be launched in Thonburi. The new campus spans eight-rai with a capacity for up to 750 students ages two to 12 years old (nursery-kindergarten to primary level). SISB Thonburi will offer the unique Singapore-UK curriculum in English, Chinese and Thai, and the facilities will include a 25-metre swimming pool, indoor multi-purpose hall, canteen, library, music room, science lab, arts and crafts room and field. Completion is expected by Academic Year 2017 – 2018.
“We are excited about the launch of the SISB Thonburi campus, our fifth campus, which marks a new phase for our school’s growth. This opportunity will enable us to serve the community in the western part of Bangkok, with the unique Singapore curriculum, which integrates English, Chinese and Thai languages as the foundation for teaching and learning” says Kelvin Koh, chief executive officer, SISB Group.
“The new SISB Thonburi campus will offer our unique education curriculum and state-of-the-art sports and arts facilities, where students will be able to pursue their passion in various extra-curricular activities within the campus. Regardless of where we are, our mission is to develop the full potential of all students entrusted to us for their education,” says Koh.
In 2013, SISB expanded beyond Bangkok and opened its third campus, SISB Suvarnabhumi in the Samut Prakarn province. In 2016, SISB celebrated its 15th anniversary and opened a new 9.5-rai complex in Pracha Uthit, which was the group’s largest project. The new complex provides state-of-the-art facilities including a creative arts & media centre, sport complex and boarding school. SISB also launched a new campus in Chiangmai in early 2017, which is the first Singapore International School to be established in Northern Thailand.