To achieve this mission Saint John’s will provide:
- safe, secure and orderly learning and working environments;
- excellent curriculum and activities which challenge and extend student learning;
- opportunities for development of student leadership, and student and parent participation in school and community activities;
- support services and special programmes to meet individual needs.
The emphasis of our work at Saint John’s is upon high achievement, respect for one another and a need to educate the whole child. When you visit our school you will see all these priorities in evidence and we are proud of our students' abilities to work hard, create suitable relationships, and develop new skills and knowledge with enthusiasm. We believe that children learn best when they are actively involved and interested but above all we believe a child's school experiences should promote a natural curiosity and interest in the world around them where learning is exciting, challenging and fun!
Our approach arises out of the best of the United Kingdom government and independent education systems, as well as the best practices in international education. We prepare our international students for UK GCSE, AS and A level examinations, at age 16 and 18 respectively. All of our students are provided with an education that prepares them to move seamlessly into any schooling system, as well as to gain entrance to universities in Thailand and elsewhere throughout the world.
Educating the Whole Child
Saint John’s provides a happy, nurturing, caring and secure environment where each student is helped to feel equally important and is encouraged to achieve his or her maximum potential in all aspects of school life. Personal and social development in line with the Catholic nature of our founding principles underpins all teaching and learning activities at Saint John’s where we:
- encourage personal responsibility by developing self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence;
- encourage tolerance, respect and sensitivity towards others;
- provide guidance to help them make informed decisions, live healthy lives and deal with the moral, social and cultural issues they will face as they approach adulthood;
- and promote an understanding of the global society in which we live.
We recognise the importance of the home/school partnership to successful education. Parents must become actively involved in their child's learning. To achieve this both the school and the parents need to:
- have open communications about what the school is trying to achieve, have a shared vision and share information about what is being taught and how policies are put into practice;
- share current events and news through the Saint John’s Newsletter, Apostle’s Children, and through our website;
- and recognise the school is a family environment where everyone is welcome and encouraged to contribute to the life of the school.
We encourage parental involvement through:
liaising closely with parents at all times regarding their child's progress through school subject diaries and both formal and informal parent-teacher consultations.
- operating an 'open door' policy for the parents and making them welcome into school at any time;
- encouraging parental help in a variety of class based activities;