Bangkok Patana School Stewardship

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Our mission is to ensure that students of different nationalities grow to their full potential as independent learners in a caring British international community.





develop global citizens who shape their world through independence, empathy,
and critical thinking.
WE ARE : Conscientious role models Committed to integrity and equity Diverse and inclusive Ethical and informed Active stewards of the environment and our communities
WE ARE : Rigorous, inquisitive and creative Collaborative and confident communicators Critical, reflective thinkers Resourceful and resilient
WE ARE : Protected, safe and secure Motivated and engaged Responsible and honest Kind, compassionate and respectful Balanced and fulfilled VALUES


Milestones 4

Foreword 6 Governance 7

Foundation Board Members 8

Foundation Board Committees and Sub-Committees 10

Letter from the Head of School 11 Academic Leadership 11 Our Students 12 Our Alumni 13

Letter from the Business Director 14 Business Leadership 14

Services 15 Human Resources 16 Information Systems and Technology 18 Land and Facilities 19 Financial Principles 20 Income and Expenses 21 Balance Sheet 22 Advancement 23 Community Support 24 Parent Teacher Group 26


The careful and responsible management of something that is considered worth caring for and preserving. Stewardship embodies the caretaking of this, which includes the responsibility of planning, managing and protecting its resources to ensure sustainable development.

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Cover artwork by Phavinee (Polly) Sirikrai




Rosamund Stuetzel establishes the PNEU (Parents’ National Education Union) School to give expatriate children a British education in Bangkok


The school grows to 110 students and moves to Soi Ngam Dupli.


The school is formally registered, the British Ambassador consents to being the school's patron and a Board of Governors is established. The school gets its new name: Bangkok Patana School

To manage its rapid expansion, the school moves to new purpose-built premises on Soi Navin.

Sports Day at school


The school moves from Soi Navin to its current location on Soi Lasalle. The enrolment is

The Secondary School is established with the enrolment increasing to 820 students. A new school logo is adopted.


With a need for more student spaces, the hunt for another campus begins.

The Parent and Teacher Group is established.

The Bangkok Patana School Foundation is established.


The new Secondary School buildings are Chakri Sirindhorn.

opened by Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Bangkok Patana wins an award from the Association of Siamese Architects for the design of its Secondary School

The Transport Department is established, bringing the service in-house and giving the school the ability to control cost and quality of service.

The Sports Complex, including the football pitches and tennis courts, is opened.


Bangkok Patana School and the school gets approval to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Santa arrives by helicopter! Enrolment is at over 1,000 students.Twenty-two students make Bangkok Patana School.

in Girls’ Swimming Spirit Day.


The TigerSharks Swim Club is formed. The Tennis Programme begins

Bangkok Patana School receives the Prime Minister’s Export Award for the outstanding educational services it provides.

Edinburgh’s International Award after ascending Mt. Kinabalu Gold Award presentation in the Kingdom of Thailand.

The school gains accreditation from the European Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

BPS Net is built providing an in-house management and database backbone to manage our student services

Archbishop Desmond Tutu visits the school during this year


The House system is introduced in Secondary School

The Gymnastics Club is founded, the pre-cursor to the Gymnastics Academy

Ground breaking for the Sports Hall by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

The Building Patana Fund is launched.


The Sports Hall is opened by HRH Princess Chulabhorn giving Bangkok Patana a fabulous indoor sports facility.

The school goes wireless with the integration of Wi-Fi on campus

The Arts Centre is opened, featuring two theatres and specialised facilities for music, visual arts and drama.

The 1:1 Laptop programme is introduced for Secondary students. The school achieves the Bronze and Silver levels towards the Green Flag



Bangkok Patana School receives an award from the Ministry of Labour for Excellence in Health and Safety.

The new Science Centre is opened by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

The completion of a new Nursery building and the renovation of the Foundation Stage and Year 3/4 marks the end of a 10-year master plan.

The Bangkok Patana 2041 project sees a student and teacher travel to Antarctica to raise awareness of the fragile nature of the continent Most recent Council of International Schools accreditation completed.


Two new extra-curricular academies added; Football and Dance.

Phase 1 of solar power completed; 2,160 panels on the rooftops of three buildings producing 702 KW.

Solar panels installed on top of the Sports Hall, Humanities Building and Administration Building

large scale solar arrays.


Senior Studies renovated and expanded.


Primary class sizes are reduced and the new Secondary Library opens in the space that was formerly the Auditorium.

The school is presented with the Prime Minister’s Export Award for the second time.

The Outdoor Classroom is opened.

TedEx is held by students at Bangkok Patana and the Conference Centre is opened.

Awarded the Design Mark from the Design and Technology Association in the UK in recognition of excellence in teaching

Campus closes and school switches to full CSL online learning for 11 weeks due to COVID-19 pandemic

Awarded the Design and Technology Mark for Excellence in Design and Technology teaching and learning.


school's history due to COVID-19 restrictions The COVID-19 pandemic shuts the campus for part of Term 2 and all of Term 3 and students switch to CSL online learning

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I am pleased to present our 2021/22 Stewardship book, which is a report on our responsibilities as caretakers of Bangkok Patana School.

Going into the start of the academic year in August 2021, we were determined, more than ever, to do everything to give our students the best learning environment we could, despite any restrictions we might encounter. After a year of shutdowns and cancellations, our staff seemed self-driven to push forward and bring student life back to our beautiful campus and school. By 1st November 2021, we were able to start welcoming students back onto campus – and it was wonderful!

While COVID restrictions still meant that we could not offer our full calendar of events, our community quickly set about adapting activities so we could take every opportunity possible to bring students together. Our community had spent a year apart and we were ready for the richness of the real, rather than virtual, opportunities on campus. This culminated in our graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2022, which was an amended format, but still a joyous occasion being able to have all our graduates and their parents together in the Sports Hall.

An institutional highlight of 2021/22 was our Council of International Schools (CIS) re-accreditation – the result of a rigorous self-study reporting

process, community surveys and a thorough CIS Team Evaluation Visit to Bangkok Patana School. CIS commended Bangkok Patana School on achieving high standards in international education and maintaining a commitment to continuous improvement. Out of the 73 standards measured by CIS, we exceeded expectations on 18 standards and met expectations on all the rest.

As we ended our 64th year, the school hit its highest enrolment ever, an acknowledgment that Bangkok Patana School continues to be recognised as a top global school. For this, I would like to thank our staff for their hard work and dedication, our parents for their support and our students for making us proud. Together with my colleagues on the Foundation Board, we are excited for the future of this fantastic school!

"It was clear in all our interactions with the community at Bangkok Patana School that the Guiding Statements are a living entity at the school. All the groups spoke to this and demonstrated how it shaped decision making and day to day interactions; whether this was a decision from the board around long-term investment, all the way down to individual support for a student. There is little doubt that Bangkok Patana School is delivering on its own promise.

Dr Tarisa Watanagase, Chair of the Foundation Board and School Executive Board "Council of International Schools (CIS) Re-Accreditation Report 2022


As a not-for-profit organisation we do not have shareholders, therefore governance structure is even more important. It is the Bangkok Patana School Foundation Board members, the Committee and Sub-Committee members and the management whose role is to ensure that the organisation is maintained and protected now and in the future.

The Board consists of a balance of people with the necessary skills and experience, and with good relations in the local community to enable the proper and efficient supervision of the school’s operations and continued development in line with the school’s mission. To ensure that the Foundation may own land, at least half of the Board members are of Thai nationality.

At the School Executive Board, Committee and Sub-Committee level the members have a connection to the existing community in the school and the appropriate skills to serve on their respective Sub-Committees. The school operates on a self perpetuating model for appointments of members to the Board, Committees and Sub-Committees. These appointments are overseen by the Nominations Committee and ratified by the Foundation Board.

The Board, Committee and Sub-Committee members are volunteers and do not receive any compensation.


The Office of the Foundation Board coordinates communication between the organisation and the Board, Committees and Sub-Committees. It also plays an important role in helping to manage our relationship with the local community and authorities.

Kulvadee Siribhadra, Director of the Office of the Foundation Board

""The Foundation Board should be commended for their ongoing commitment to the school and effectively utilising their professional skills and expertise in support of the school’s Guiding Statements.

Council of International Schools (CIS) Re-Accreditation Report 2022

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Bangkok Patana School Foundation Board Steering Committee Chair: Tiziana Sucharitkul School Executive Board Buildings and Grounds Sub-Committee Chair: John S Anderson Human Resources Sub-Committee Chair: Tiziana Sucharitkul Finance Sub-Committee Chair: Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn Nominations Committee Chair: Laura Stamp Internal Audit Committee Chair: Predee Daochai


Dr Tarisa Watanagase


Tarisa Watanagase joined the Bank of Thailand in 1975 and was Governor between 2006 -2010. Her long career at the Bank encompassed responsibilities in all major areas. She played a pioneering role in modernising the country’s payment systems in the early 1990s, was instrumental in Thailand’s crisis resolution and the ensuing financial sector reforms after the 1997 Asian crisis and as the Governor, successfully steered the economy and the financial sector through the global financial crisis in 2008. Her past experiences included working for three years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., as an independent assessor/ advisor/committee member in several IMF and World Bank programmes and committees and an advisor to a regional central bank. Currently, she is a member of the board/advisor to several public, private and non-profit organisations, both domestic and international, and two Thai universities. She received her B.A. (Econ) and M.A. (Econ) from Keio University. Tokyo, Ph.D. (Econ) from Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, and attended the Advanced Management Programme, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA.

Laura Stamp Vice

of the Nominations Committee

Laura Stamp has been involved with the school for over 30 years, on the Board of Governors and then on the Foundation Board, when it was formed in 1988. She has been involved in Bangkok Patana’s transformation since it was a school of 300 students. The ideal of ‘a complete student’ is the driving force of Laura’s involvement on the Board. She has had four children attend Bangkok Patana and now has three grandchildren enrolled in the school.

Kajit Habanananda

Khun Kajit’s career has spanned the military, commerce and industry. He had, for many years, been involved in the International Association of Lions Clubs, including holding the office of International President. He has several grandchildren who have attended Bangkok Patana and ten are still at the school.

Tiziana Sucharitkul Secretary and Chair of the Steering Committee

Tiziana Sucharitkul is a co-managing partner of Tilleke & Gibbins. She is also director of the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation group in which she has worked for over 25 years. Tiziana is consistently ranked as one of Thailand’s leading dispute resolution lawyers by international law firm directories, and was named Asia-Pacific Disputes Star of the Year 2015 by Asialaw Profiles. She was also elected to the board of directors of Lex Mundi where she served on its executive committee for four years and of which she was chair from 2018 to 2019. Licensed to practice law in California, Tiziana holds a JD from the University of California, Hastings; an MA from the University of Virginia; and a BA from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Tiziana is a regular international speaker on topics related to the advancement of women in senior leadership positions. Tiziana is actively involved in the Bangkok Patana community and is leading the HR Sub-committee.

Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee

Khun Minnie has more than 20 years experience working in both management and financial advisory areas leading numerous advisory projects involving debt restructuring, refinancing, business turnaround, distressed M&A, and business transformation, covering a broad range of industries. She has advised on several formal insolvency administrations under Thai Bankruptcy Act and assisted the administrators and liquidators on major cross-border debt restructuring projects. She is a Partner at Deloitte Thailand and specialises in restructuring and value creation services. She has a child currently attending Bangkok Patana School.

ML Pariyada Diskul

Member of the Nominations Committee

Khun Parry has been involved with Bangkok Patana School for over 30 years, initially as a parent and Thai Representative, then as School Manager and eventually as Executive Director, before her retirement in 2005. Khun Parry has been a Foundation Board member since its establishment in 1989 and is still actively involved with the Foundation Board. She is also involved in many charitable foundations for children’s education and the underprivileged. She was the Secretary to the Minister of Education and plays a key role in Thailand’s education reform. Khun Parry’s two sons are proud Bangkok Patana alumni.


Threekwan Bunnag

Member of the Internal Audit Committee

Khun Threekwan has retired after more than 20 years in investment banking. At present, he is an Independent Director and Audit Committee member in several listed companies. Khun Threekwan brings more than 10 years’ experience in internal audit to the Internal Audit Committee. His daughter is an alumnus of Bangkok Patana School.

Karma Rana

Member of the Internal Audit Committee

Karma Rana has more than 25 years’ experience working in the higher education sector, in various positions and is currently the Institute Secretary and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in India and an MBA specialising in Management of Technology from AIT. He has two children who have already graduated from Bangkok Patana School.

John S Anderson

Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Sub-committee

John Anderson graduated with an MSc with Distinction in Structural Engineering from Imperial College London. He earned an MBA from Deakin University and a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide. He has 30 years' experience working as a professional engineer on projects throughout South East Asia and Australia. John is a director with Meinhardt in Thailand and Managing Director of Meinhardt Myanmar. He currently has one child at Bangkok Patana School.

Stephen Golsby Chair of the Marketing and Development Sub-committee

Steve Golsby is a UK citizen and permanent resident of Thailand. After university he pursued an international career in Marketing and General Management with Unilever. He first worked in Thailand in 1992 as Unilever Director for the Homecare and Personal Wash businesses. He joined Mead Johnson in 1997 leading the Asia business, and became International President in 2000. He was appointed Global CEO of the company from 2004 to 2013, moving to the US, and led its listing on the NYSE in 2009. Steve has sat on the Boards of Mead Johnson, Beam Inc and the RMA Group as a Non-Executive Director. He also sat on the Board of Tesco plc, chairing its Remuneration Committee and is an Advisor to Bain and Company and Thai Union Group. He has three sons, all of whom attended Bangkok Patana School.

Member of the Human Resources Sub-committee

Dr Mana is Managing Director and Senior Client Partner of Korn Ferry, overseeing Thailand and Vietnam. He works with clients in providing organisation and people solutions. With more than 30 years of consulting and HR line experience, his career includes country head of another major HR consulting firm and head of human resources of an integrated telecom conglomerate. He was formerly head of ASEAN and global ownership board member of Hay Group. He holds BA in Economics and BS in Electrical Engineering from Swarthmore College, and MSE and Ph.D. in Systems from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Thailand Management Association and a graduate member of Thailand Institute of Directors. His son is a graduate of Bangkok Patana.

Predee Daochai

Chair of the Internal Audit Committee

Khun Predee graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Comparative Law. He has worked at Kasikorn Bank PCL as a President and a member of the Board of Directors and Risk Management Committee. He is a Director at Muangthai Group Holding Co., Ltd. and a Chairman in several Kasikorn Bank subsidiaries. His two children are Bangkok Patana alumni.

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Dr Mana Lohatepanont


Chair: John S Anderson Michael Tang Piyavit Chiangpradit Jitas Sorasongkram Finance
Chair: Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn John Thompson Anthony Chang Peter Burke Human Resources Sub-Committee Chair: Tiziana Sucharitkul Mana Lohatepanont Joel Farnsworth Thitinan Kiatphaibool Chavapas Ongmahutmongkol Nominations Committee Chair: Laura Stamp ML Pariyada Diskul Internal Audit Committee Steering Committee Chair: Tiziana Sucharitkul Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn John S Anderson Stephen Golsby Thitinan Kiatphaibool John Thompson School Executive Board Chair: Dr Tarisa Watanagase Laura Stamp Tiziana Sucharitkul Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn ML Pariyada Diskul Matthew Mills Craig White Dr Surapee Sorajjakool Kulvadee Siribhadra Patcharin Jingkaojai
Bangkok Patana School Leadership presents Bangna District employees with New Year gifts to demonstrate gratidude for their hard work.


I am proud to have led Bangkok Patana School for the past 15 years. During this period of stewardship there has been significant development in the organisation and we continue to look at ways to improve. The newly developed Long Term Infrastructural Plan for 2023-2033 will guide the school to create innovative learning environs that will help enhance learning outcomes across the whole school. Being a not-for-profit organisation means that we are able to focus completely on making investments in staff, equipment and facilities to ensure that we have a great learning environment for our students. Our entire staff is dedicated to the Guiding Statements and making Bangkok Patana as good a school as it can be for the benefit of the students.

We are proudly non-selective as our Mission, Vision and Values drive us to welcome students of differing needs and ambitions as we delve deeper into what their individual potential looks like and as they develop into global citizens in an everchanging world.

As a leading organisation, we are also conscious of our responsibility as a mentor and role model for other schools and we continually do this with a wide range of visitors across the year. We also give back to the greater community in many ways through charity initiatives largely driven by the students, as well as donating those items we no longer need to local organisations who will benefit from them.

As I depart from Bangkok Patana after 15 incredible years, I am hugely confident that the school’s learning journey will continue to flourish.

MSc. Ed (Hons) B. Ed., Adv. Dip. Teaching

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Academic Leadership Head of School Matthew G Mills Principal Matthew Seddon Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Assessment Luke Jones Assistant Principal, Student Welfare Lorna Conroy Thai Director/Head of Thai Programme Bangkok Patana is divided into the Primary and Secondary Schools bridged by the Cross Campus team, which share a common philosophy and adopt complementary teaching approaches. Primary School Cross Campus Secondary School Principal Sarah McCormack Assistant Principal, Learning and Curriculum Mark Verde Assistant Principal, Learning and Welfare Carol Battram Cross Campus Principal Helen Thew Assistant Principal, Continued Professional Learning Katherine Hume Assistant Principal, Cross Campus Technology Integrator Brian Taylor Assistant Principal, Extra-curricular Activities and Sport Cindy Adair Dr Surapee Sorajjakool Matthew G Mills, Head of School

Our students benefit from being part of a large, diverse and supportive community, which presents many opportunities to enhance their learning. Our Primary School children enjoy a 'neighbourhood' small-school environment within the larger community. They can feel confident and secure within their own purpose-built “home”, where their classrooms, collaborative learning spaces and playgrounds have

Student Enrolment Number of Student Nationalities

Senior Studies: 262 9.3 8.6 7.4 6.2 5.9 5.6 5.3 4.6 4.2 3.9 3.6 2.9 2.4 1.9 1.4 0.8

TOTAL 2,276 Primary: 1,184 Secondary: 1,092

Top Student Populations

Key Stage 4: 305 N FS1 FS2 Y2 Y1 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11 Y12 Y13

Average Student Tenure in School (shown in years) Thailand

Australia & New Zealand

Continental Europe
North America
Foundation Stage: 236 Key Stage 1: 301 Key Stage 2: 647 Key Stage 3: 525
been specially designed for their Year group. In Primary, friendships are encouraged across the Year group through collaborative learning, ECAs and Residential Visits. In Secondary, our strong pastoral programme of tutor groups and Houses ensures that this continues, whilst students also have new opportunities to join communities of like-minded peers through the huge array of activities, teams and clubs available.

At the annual Alumni Breakfast, alums from Grad '08 - Grad '16 were back in school to share their experiences with the Class of 2022. They talked about the challenges that they encountered when moving abroad for university, finding the right balance between university and personal life and the importance of connecting with the Bangkok Patana alumni community.

It’s always good going back to Bangkok Patana. The buildings have changed and some of my old teachers had left, but the atmosphere is still the same. I spoke with a group of aspiring medics over lunchtime. I was quickly reminded how go-getting and proactive Bangkok Patana students are by their questions, which showed insight into the application process, medical school and life as a doctor. The nostalgia hit as I left the school gates in the 37° heat, before heading into True Coffee for a refreshing drink. I will be back to visit again soon enough! - Helena Martin, Grad '15

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of countries where registered alumni reside 40 " "
11 12.6% 99.3% 43% Delivery Rate Open Rate Click Open Rate OUR ALUMNI 4,284 Number of alumni registered in our database ACTIVE ALUMNI BY TYPE ALUMNI BREAKFAST ALUMNI NEWSLETTER Alumni visits to school in 2021/22
80.8% Parents 7.1%


The start of the year saw our school and the country in the mists of the COVID pandemic. We were able, as a result of the successful projects completed before August 2021, to successfully begin the academic year online – with resources being distributed to our students and our teaching teams provided with the necessary equipment and skills.

Our Foundation Board, noting the short term financial challenges faced in the community, provided for a significant discount on fees for the year. The school reopening for students in October was welcomed. Since then, we have carefully and, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Public Health and Bangkok Metropolitan Authority, actively managed all operations on campus.

We were able to remain open to students and gradually increase community participation in events both on and around campus with the result that our school has enjoyed – in the worst of times – a positive year for students.

As the year's outlook improved, the Board initiated a project to evaluate our infrastructure needs for the longer term. Working with a consortium of consultants, developed.

We look forward to next year and working with our students as they strive to reach their full potential.

"The [auxiliary staff] are all suitably qualified and receive appropriate training and support from the school. The dedication of the auxiliary staff to ensuring that students, and indeed the wider community, were safe and secure is very evident.

Council of International Schools (CIS) Re-Accreditation Report 2022

Business Leadership




Head of Admissions,


Head of Buildings and Grounds,

Head of Services,

Business Director Craig White School Manager/Government Liaison, Patcharin Jingkaojai Controller, Sompong Penglum Rachel Jones Prawit Sristit of Development, Alumni and Marketing, Cheryl Rego of Human Resources, Nida Kiratisoothisathorn of IS/IT, Piraphol Phutayanon Sunantinee Hamilton Craig White, Business Director
Stewardship 2021/22 15 SERVICES We are unique amongst other international schools of similar size in Thailand in that we provide all of our student services in-house. We believe it enables us to control quality and be flexible enough to meet the needs of our community. 13,832 3,783 15 130 187 221,850 420 832 1,343 N/A 65 9,387 662 Number of school trips (day trip only) Number of school buses operated Average number of noodle bowls served each day Number of dishes served in a year (canteen and noodle) Whole School visits Secondary School visits Number of participants on trips Number of bus users Average number of people served in the canteen each day Primary School visits Staff visits Number of flight tickets issued for school trips Number of daily routes Average number of different dishes prepared each week Food Services Medical Units Transport School Trips 263 Due to campus closure in Term 1 and continued regulations during the 2021/222 academic year, many services were suspended or restricted.


176 Primary 131 Secondary 22 Cross Campus 1 Head of School 24 Finance 5 Admissions 136 Building and Grounds 1 Director of the Foundation Board 3 Government Liaison/Health and Safety 1 Business Director's Office 10 Human Resources 13 IS/IT 11 Libraries 7 Development, Alumni and Marketing 69 Services 18 Secretarial 21 Subject Specialists Business Staff
* 1 *Does not include contract bus monitors and drivers British 196 Thai 19 Australian 8 Canadian 7 Irish United States 6 4 French New Zealand 5 4 Romanian 2 Chinese 2 Teacher
*Does not include bus drivers and bus monitors
(Total: 319)
Nationalities - Total 22 Top Ten Nationalities Academic Staff (Total: 330) Gender Profile (Business Staff) Total Head Count Academic and Business Staff (Total: 649)* Academic (330) Business (319) Gender Profile (Academic Staff) Female (60%) Male (40%)
222 215 Learning for Learners Academic Staff Business Staff Stewardship 2021/22 17
Academic Academic More than 10 years of service - 203 people Between 5 and 10 years of service - 176 people Less than 5 years of service - 270 people Academic Academic Business Business Business 5-day Staff 12% 6-day Staff 23% 82 121 83 93 165 105 External workshops/courses Number of Business staff attending two or more training sessions Number of courses taken by Business staff Total number of courses taken by academic staff Total number of courses and training sessions attended by business staff 54 46 168 169 Business Number of academic staff who completed their Master’s Degree in 2021/22 Percentage of academic staff with a Master’s Degree 5 29% DEVELOPING OUR STAFF FROM WITHIN Turnover Turnover by category 2021/22 Tenure Teachers 27% Instructors 15% Teaching Assistants 15% 2021/22 2021/22 2020/21 2019/20 2020/21 2019/20 Academic Staff Business Staff 25% 12% 7% 6% 13% 18%
Laptops 222 108 266 72 16 136 413 36 Desktops PC Tablets Mini PCs Chromebooks All in One Devices iPads iMacs School-owned devices Wacom Screens 23 MacBooks 14 18 INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY Services provided by IS/IT 2019/20 2021/22 2021/22 2020/21 2019/20 2019/20 2021/22 2020/21 2020/21 630 500 427 1,025 1,340 1030 50 255 201 One2One (Software installation for students’ own devices) Software Development Requests Event Set Up Service Requests New IT Services 60 129 99 390 406 379
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FACILITIES In response to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the school determined a fiscally conservative and responsible position. However, we continue to upgrade and maintain the facilities as needed. In 2021/22 there were 23 projects completed, including: • Replace floor finishings in the Year 1/2 building • Renovate the Primary Canteen • Improve the school access control system • Replace the air conditioning system in the Arts Centre • Create a walkway from school to the Lasalle 35/37 parking lot • Install car park shading at the Todsamon parking lot • Improve the 50m Pool staff changing room Type of Project Number of Projects 2021/22 Floor Surface Improvement 2 Painting 1 Facade Improvement 1 Facility Upgrade 16 Road Improvement 2 Shading 1 19 " " Bangkok Patana School has excellent facilities and is exceedingly well resourced at all levels. There is ample evidence of the continuing investment in the infrastructure and equipment to provide the best possible learning environment for the students and working environment for staff. Council of International Schools (CIS) Re-Accreditation Report 2022


Throughout the over 60-year history of Bangkok Patana School, the Board has been conscious that as a not-for-profit organisation it needs to be prudent with the management of our financial resources.

Overall, Bangkok Patana School has demonstrated that Governance and Leadership effectively understands its financial context and makes decisions to enhance the financial sustainability of the school…

Review of the school’s evidence related to audit, indicates that there are no discernable issues regarding the school’s financial stability and legal compliance. "

CIS Re-Accreditation Report 2022


Entrance fees are designed to be the contribution of each new family to the land, buildings and other assets that exist at the time they join the school.

Capital Assessment Fees are the termly fees paid by families and represent their ongoing contribution to the development of the land, buildings and other assets.

Income Available to Fund Operations • Tuition Fees • Application Fees • EAL Fees • ECA and Excursion Fees • Canteen Fees • Transport Fees • School Shop Income • Sports Centre Income
Available for Land Purchase, Development, Maintenance and Repayments • Entrance Fees • Capital Assessment Fees • Surplus from School Operations • Donations to the Annual Fund and Building Patana Campaign
The organisation needs to have sufficient funds to meet its operational needs, including the payment of salary and benefits, and also to meet the capital requirements, including land purchases, building construction and renovation, maintenance and debt repayment.
As such, guidelines have been set that identify the purposes for which each type of income is allocated.


Income Expenses

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Tuition Fee Capital Assessment Fee Entrance Fee Other Fee Income Donation Income Transport Income Canteen Income Sports Centre Income ECA & Excursion Income Other Income Tuition Fee Capital Assessment Fee Entrance Fee Other Fee Income Donation Income Transport Income Canteen Income Sports Centre Income ECA & Excursion Income Other Income Tuition Fee Capital Assessment Fee Entrance Fee Other Fee Income Donation Income Transport Income Canteen Income Sports Centre Income ECA & Excursion Income Other Income
Compensation Cost Recruitment, Training and Development Education and Other Activities Transport Cost
Cost Administration Cost Financial Cost Compensation Cost Recruitment, Training and Development Education and Other Activities Transport Cost Canteen Cost Utility Cost Depreciation Cost Administration Cost Financial Cost Compensation Cost Recruitment, Training and Development
and Other Activities Transport Cost Canteen Cost Utility Cost Depreciation Cost Administration Cost Financial Cost
22 *Note that as of 31st July 2018, included in the cash balance are school fees received in advance, which are used during Term 1 of the following academic year. ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash at bank/ in hand Reserve for land purchase School fees receivable-net Other current assets TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS INVESTMENT PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT - NET OTHER ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND ACCUMULATED FUND CURRENT LIABILITIES Fee invoiced in advance Current portion of long-term loan Other current liabilities TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES CAPITAL ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATE LONG-TERM LOANS- net of current portion TOTAL LIABILITIES TOTAL ACCUMULATED FUND TOTAL LIABILITIES, RESERVE, AND ACCUMULATED FUND 1,623,545 100,000 75,172 36,520 1,835,2372,944,400 6,009 4,785,646 826,218 6,400 273,676 1,106,294 206,8001,313,094 3,472,552 4,785,646 1,829,223 100,000 41,025 24,425 1,994,6733,086,142 7,480 5,088,295 742,196 50,000 240,123 1,032,319 254,900 269,900 1,557,119 3,531,176 5,088,295 (205,678)34,147 12,095 (159,436)(141,742) (1,471) (302,649) 84,022 (43,600) 33,553 73,975 (48,100) (269,900) (244,025) (58,624) (302,649) 31 July 2021 THB'000 () 31 July 2022 THB'000 (1) Variance (1) - (2) BALANCE SHEET *Note that cash balance includes school fees received in advance for use in Term 1 of the following academic year.


The Building Patana Campaign

Stewardship 2021/22 23 Since 2004, the Annual Fund has provided funding for the following projects: • Support to the Bangkok Patana 2041 campaign • Recycling facilities at the front of school and at the Snack Bars • 3D printers for Design and Technology • Outdoor play equipment across the Primary School • Resources for the Youth Club • Equipment for and improvements to the Outdoor Classroom including a boat • Solar panels for Secondary Science • Weather station resources • Materials to build a Foundation Stage vegetable garden • Sundial outside the Sports Hall • Gymnastics equipment • Flexible staging blocks • Fitness room equipment • Art and Music resources • A Well-Being Centre in Primary School • Upgrades to the Outdoor Classroom including Wi-Fi and a solar panel • Robotics kits in Primary and Secondary School Bangkok Patana is dedicated to providing unique and enriching educational experiences to students, both in and outside the classroom. We have two programmes that help the school fund these experiences: the Building
Campaign and the
Since its inception The Building Patana Campaign has raised THB 151,859,191 which has directly supported the acceleration and enhancement of learning environments throughout the Primary and Secondary Schools. Contributions to the Building Patana Campaign are recognised through naming opportunities and plaques around the school and are eligible for a double tax deduction. In 2021/22, The Building Patana Campaign received contributions totalling THB 8,230,000. However, the campaign to sponsor seats in the
was paused out of respect for our community’s financial pressures in the
of the
of the
Community, a heartfelt thank you goes to our generous contributors.
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Student Mentoring and Capacity Building

As well as fundraising, our Secondary students are encouraged to facilitate change and help communities through actions that foster and drive positive change. Being active stewards of our global and local communities is well established in our Guiding Statements. All our students, from the very young children in Foundation Stage through to our Seniors, are encouraged to participate in activities that provide support to communites outside Bangkok Patana School. In 2021/22, our activities were still limited by COVID restrictions, but we were able to continue our outreach. Here are a sample of activities from 2021/22.

• DiabeOne is a club that provides information and awareness on Diabetes. They put together educational literature on Diabetes diet, prevention and cure.

• Dragonfly Teen Initiative uses artistic media to socially advocate issues around women and gender inequality. It is a subsidiary of Dragonfly360, an Asia-wide platform designed to mobilise society towards gender equality through provocative storytelling, panel discussions and art installations. Bangkok Patana students supported the Dragonfly Teen campaign entitled #EDUCATIONISMYVOICE, a conceptual photo exhibition, where each of the six photos they have created told the story of a teenage pregnancy and its dire consequences.

• As part of their learning theme of ‘Water, Water, Everywhere?’, Year 5 raised awareness of water scarcity with The Great Water Walk.

• Amnesty Patana's Write for Rights Campaign supported three women one each in Mexico, China and the Ukraine, who were imprisoned for speaking out.

• International Women’s Day: Three Bangkok Patana Students presented to the British Thai business community on #BreaktheBias, which was the theme for 2022. They also presented a workshop to our teaching staff on how to avoid bias.

• SEED is a club that aims to raise awareness about educational needs for under-privileged children in Thailand and they work with Speaking Hub, which is an online platform that helps Thai students improve their English. The club hosted a short story competition for Primary students to raise money for Speaking Hub.

• to teach robotics to children in rural Thai schools who have scarce access to resources. Nond presented his plan to Thai schools through a seminar organised by the Education Committee of the Finnish Embassy in Thailand.

"Bangkok Patana School has developed and implemented a global citizenship definition that encompasses international and intercultural learning through its Global Citizenship Policy… [which] is implemented in the curriculum and other areas of school life including the celebration of international days of significance, the wide range of extra-curricular activities, student leadership opportunities and through the support of local organisations.

Council of International Schools (CIS) Re-Accreditation Report 2022


Student-Led Donations

These are the activities led by students to raise money for projects outside Bangkok Patana School.

• The Primary and Secondary Schools together raised THB 180,000 for Operation Smile Foundation, which supports cleft palate operations. In addition, Smile Club raised THB 39,759 for the Smile Box project that provides care resources for preoperative and postoperative patients. The Smile Boxes cost THB 1,800 each and carry necessities such as diapers, instant formula, cleft bottles, face masks and hand sanitiser for pre-op patients and UHT milk, stationery/ toys, face masks and hand sanitiser for post-op patients.

• Through a bake sale, Year 5 raised THB 70,130 for the Cambodia Clean Water Project, enough to purchase four wells for families in Siem Reap.

• Year 4 supported the Lutheran Christian Foundation children in Baan Saphan in Nan province with Christmas boxes. For many of the children, this was the first Christmas gift they had ever received.

• Year 3 supported the Thomas House in Chiang Mai province with funds raised from Friendship Friday. The funds went toward replacing failing playground equipment. Funds from the Spell-a-thon were also allocated to this project.

• Can Cure held Pink Day in the Secondary School in February 2022, which raised THB 40,000 for Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer (QSBC) Foundation.

• Patana Development Bank used a tech-a-thon to raise THB 55,000 to provide source funds for micro-finance loans.

• Foundation Stage raised THB 26,200 for Home of Praise, which went to filling sand for the playground sandpit, as well as to the purchasing of mattresses, milk bottles and fencing.

• Year 1 helped the Children of Grapongdaeng School get back after COVID by raising THB 125,000 for a new school roof and by supporting the purchase of ATK tests.

These, and many more projects by students throughout the school, support our wider community.

Organisation-Led Initiatives

Organisational Mentoring and Capacity Building

As a leading educational institution in Thailand, we act as a mentor to groups of educational administrators and teachers who seek to learn and see the best practice in teaching and learning pedagogy as well as building facilities and systems that support our students’ needs.

During the academic year of 2021/22 visitors were restricted from visiting the school due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In September 2022, our school management team hosted the Deputy Minister of Education, OPEC, Deputy Secretary-General of OPEC, the Department of Health and the Office of Health in preparation for the re-opening of our school's campus in line with COVID regulations that were in place at that time. Our senior team members have accepted invitations as guest speakers, advisors and committee members at various forums to render continual support to the Thailand Education Reform Plan; this includes Bangkok Patana staff serving as board members for the Basic Education Commission, the Private Education Commission, Thailand Ministry of Education, Crime Suppression Division, Bangna Police Board and Immigration as well as local schools and the community at large. In regards to international organisations, senior Bangkok Patana staff also serve as International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) Committee Members and on the British Chamber of Commerce (BCCT) Board of Directors.

Donations to Other Organisations

As a not-for-profit organisation, when we have items that still may be of use but we no longer need, we donate them to places that can benefit from them.

Used Assets Donation

Bangkok Patana School and Bangkok Patana School Foundation donate used assets to government authorities, schools in need and charitable organisations. These used assets include educational materials, textbooks, furniture and fittings and sports equipment. In 2021/22, we donated 526 of such assets to the International Association of Persons with Physical Disabilities and Benjama Maharaj School in Udonthani Province, among other local organisations.

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The PTG plays an integral role in nurturing a link between the community and the organisation. Its purpose is to promote and assist the development of the school, to advance its interests and to foster the goodwill of parents, staff and students. PTG membership is automatically held by any parent or guardian with a child/children attending Bangkok Patana School and any staff member.

The annual activities organised by the PTG include the PTG Big Night Out, Newcomers’ Gettogethers, International Day, the Christmas Concert, Staff Appreciation Day and the Volunteers Thank You Breakfast. Additionally, the PTG runs the Tiger Shop which sells Tiger spirit clothing and accessories.

The PTG funds its activities mostly by the income from the Tiger Shop and activities such as Fun Day and the Christmas Concert. In 2021/22 activities were constrained by COVID.

PTG Committee 2021/22

Chairperson: Philip Ngan

Vice Chair: Aki Roughley

Treasurer: Jonathan Lee

Secretary: Dyan Zimmerman

Thai Liaison: Soreda (So) Ratchadaporn Parinyanusorn

Communications Coordinator: Sneha Matthew

Tiger Shop Manager: Safy Rizk

Events Coordinator: Anchal Pathela

Cross Campus Representative: Radhika Chawla

Secondary Parents Represenatative: Sharan Hora

Primary Parents Representative: Apollo Chansrichawla

Newcomers Representative: Chris Chan Ebrahim

For much of 2021/22 parents were not allowed on campus due to the COVID pandemic. This made it nearly impossible to organise PTG events. In order to keep community spirit, the PTG managed to celebrate International Day online with parents and students sending in photos from their home country. Before school closed for Christmas, PTG organised Christmas Hampers with support of parents and local businesses. This was well received.

" "The PTG as a group is a strong advocate of the school. With an active executive committee across Primary and Secondary, there is a commitment to work with the school for the benefit of all students.

Council of International Schools (CIS) Re-Accreditation Report 2022


Thank you: Our community take active roles in the stewardship of this organisation. We would like to thank you for your dedication and suport of our constant endeavor to make Bangkok Patana School the best it can be.

""In all our interactions with the community at Bangkok Patana School, it was clear that the Guiding Statements are a living entity at the school. All community groups spoke to this and demonstrated how it shaped decision making and day-to-day interactions; whether this was a decision from the Foundation Board around long-term investment, all the way down to individual support for a student. There is little doubt that Bangkok Patana School is delivering on its own promise.

Council of International Schools (CIS) Re-Accreditation Report 2022

Date of Production: January 2023. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of Bangkok Patana School

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