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Stewardship The careful and responsible management of something that is considered worth caring for and preserving.





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

We develop global citizens who shape their world through independence, empathy, creativity and critical thinking.




WE ARE: Protected, safe and secure Motivated and engaged Responsible and honest Kind and compassionate Balanced and fulfilled

WE ARE: Rigorous Inquisitive and creative Collaborative and confident communicators Critical, reflective thinkers Passionate, resourceful and resilient

WE ARE: Committed to integrity Active volunteers Diverse and inclusive Ethical and informed Empowered by our interculturalism Inspired to improve global sustainability Respectful contributors to digital and local communities

Disclaimer: All information correct at time of going to print, January 2018









Human Resources




Information Systems and Technology


Foundation Board Members


Land and Facilities


Foundation Board Committees and Sub-Committees


Financial Principles


Letter from the Head of School


Income and Expense


Academic Leadership


Balance Sheet


Our Students




Our Alumni


Community Support


Letter from the Business Director


Parent Teacher Group


Business Leadership


STEWARDSHIP: 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.

Artwork by Chanin (Kevin) Walker, Year 13







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. Day at school.



nationalities represented.

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

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

The Parent and Teacher Group is established. The Bangkok Patana School Foundation is established.

option for Secondary students. Archbishop Desmond Tutu visits the school during this year.

1993/94 by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. 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.

1995/97/99 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


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.

of Bangkok Patana School.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International 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.


2007/09/10 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 House system is introduced in Secondary School. The Gymnastics Club is founded, the pre-cursor to the Gymnastics Academy.

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.

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

The school achieves the Bronze and Silver levels towards the Green Flag.

The Building Patana Fund is launched.

2011/12/13/14 Primary class sizes are reduced and the new Secondary Library opens in the space that was formerly the Auditorium.

2015/16/17 Bangkok Patana School receives an award from the Ministry of Labour for Excellence in Health and Safety.

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

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

The Outdoor Classroom is opened.

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.

TedEx is held by students at Bangkok Patana and the Conference Centre is opened. Bangkok Patana School is awarded the Design Mark from the Design and Technology Association in the UK in recognition of excellence in our teaching of Design and Technology.

2019 2018

The second phase of Solar sees panel installations on top of the Sports Hall, Humanities Building and Administration Building bringing the school's energry Thailand to have large scale solar arrays.


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

indoors for every member of the community.

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

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

Senior Studies renovated and expanded with more collaborative study space and a large Careers and Universities area.

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


FOREWORD As Chairman of the Bangkok Patana School Foundation Board and the Bangkok Patana School Board, I am pleased to present our Stewardship 2019/20 book. This is a report on our responsibilities as caretakers of this 63-year old, not-for-profit organisation. The Board and Management act on our core values. As stewards of this organisation, our firm commitment to our Guiding Statements enriches not only our community-minded environment but our British international culture. Our focus on Well-Being considers the individual and prioritises the collective Well-Being of our community. We encourage our students to push their limits in learning environments that inspire them to develop the rigour to pursue their passions. Bangkok Patana values its role as a citizen of the global community and provides our students with opportunities to connect positively with communities beyond the school. Bangkok Patana is at the forefront of education in the classroom and in general operations. The school investigates, evaluates and adopts cutting-edge practices whenever they enhance the learning of our students; helping them to obtain the best possible outcomes in a happy and safe environment. As I end my 16-year tenure as Chairman of the Foundation Board, I reflect back on the marvelous adaptability of the school as it has grown and changed to the times. The school was incredibly resilient in its management of the COVID-19 crisis, quickly changing focus to online learning to ensure our students maintained the same high standard of education but never losing sight of the need to ensure their mental and physical well-being. The business and academic teams worked hand in hand to ensure that the school was able to re-open and allow students to return to class and the ‘new normal’. As both an exparent and the Chairman of the Board, I am proud of the sustainable growth that the school has had and will continue to have. We wrapped up our ten-year master plan two years ago but have not faltered in our efforts to improve continuously and upgrade our campus, ensuring that the quality facilities our students currently enjoy will be ready for future generations of learners. Our reputation is built upon our outstanding students, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative practices and exceptional people combined with an intrinsic drive for excellence across every aspect of school life. This past year has been one of change, growth and innovation as Bangkok Patana heads into the future, cementing our reputation as a world-renowned, leading international school. For this, I thank all of you for your effort and dedication to Bangkok Patana School.

Dr Tej Bunnag, Chairman


Bangkok Patana School and community are fortunate to have a well-established governance structure with long-standing committed leaders and members who maintain the strengths of this structure through a self-perpetuating model. The structure allows for specialist skills and expertise to be represented on the main board and sub-committees for the benefit of the whole community and the school's ongoing improvement. Council of International Schools (CIS) Accreditation Evaluation Report 2020



GOVERNANCE 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 ensuring 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. In addition to ensuring that the Foundation may own land, at least half of the Board members are of Thai nationality.

At the 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.

Bangkok Patana School Foundation Board

School Executive Board

Buildings and Grounds Sub-Committee

Chair: John S Anderson

Steering Committee

Chair: Tiziana Sucharitkul

Human Resources Sub-Committee

Chair: Tiziana Sucharitkul

OFFICE OF THE FOUNDATION BOARD 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. Kulvadee Siribhadra, Director of the Office of the Foundation Board

Nominations Committee

Chair: Laura Stamp

Finance Sub-Committee

Chair: Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn

Internal Audit Committee

Chair: Vacant

Marketing and Development Sub-Committee

Chair: Stephen Golsby


FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS Dr Tej Bunnag Chairman Educated at Malvern College and the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, Dr Tej has been Ambassador of Thailand to the USA, France, the United Nations and China. He also served as the Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Formerly Advisor to the Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary, Dr Tej has been Chairman of the Foundation Board since 2005. Dr Tej’s daughter graduated from Bangkok Patana in 2003.

Laura Stamp Vice Chairperson, Chair 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 two grandchildren enrolled in the school.

Kajit Habanananda Vice Chairperson 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 two 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. She currently has two sons attending Bangkok Patana School.

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 now 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 almost 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 underprivileged people. 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 three children who have already graduated.

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 two children 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 currently sits 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 have attended Bangkok Patana School, the youngest currently studying in Year 12.



Steering Committee

Chair: Dr Tej Bunnag

Chair: Tiziana Sucharitkul

Laura Stamp

Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn

Tiziana Sucharitkul

John S Anderson

Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn

Stephen Golsby

Matthew Mills

Buildings and Grounds Sub-Committee Chair: John S Anderson Paranant Senisrisant Michael Tang

Mana Lohatepanont Joel Farnsworth

Piyavit Chiangpradit

Pornpimol Charoen Dr Surapee Sorajjakool

Chair: Tiziana Sucharitkul

Jitas Sorasongkram

Craig White Kulvadee Siribhadra

Human Resources Sub-Committee

Nominations Committee

Finance Sub-Committee

Chair: Laura Stamp

Chair: Kamolwan Chunhagsikarn

M L Pariyada Diskul Internal Audit Committee Chair: Vacant Threekwan Bunnag Karma Rana

John Thompson Adithep Vanabriksha Peter Burke

Marketing and Development Sub-Committee Chair: Stephen Golsby Romeo Romei Irma Go Elise Meleisea Thitinan Kiatphaibool


LETTER FROM THE HEAD OF 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 school 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 ever-changing world.

I am proud to have led Bangkok Patana School for the last 13 years. During this period of stewardship there has been significant development in the organisation and we continue to look at ways to improve.

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. Matt Mills, Head of School

Academic Leadership 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. Head of School

Matthew G Mills Primary School

Cross Campus

Principal Jason Cooper

Cross Campus Principal Helen Thew

Acting Principal Helen Thew

Assistant Principal, Learning and Curriculum Mark Verde

Assistant Principal, Continued Professional Learning Katherine Hume

Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Assessment Suzanne Lindley

Assistant Principal, Learning and Welfare Carol Battram

Assistant Principal, Cross Campus Technology Integrator Brian Taylor

Assistant Principal, Student Welfare Lorna Conroy

Assistant Principal, Extra-curricular Activities and Sport Cindy Adair

Secondary School

Thai Director/Head of Thai Programme

Surapee Sorajjakool


OUR STUDENTS 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

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.

Number of Student Nationalities

Senior Studies: 252

Foundation Stage: 242

Key Stage 1: 275

Key Stage 4: 317

TOTAL 2,259 Primary 1,172 Secondary 1,087

Key Stage 3: 518

Key Stage 2: 655

Average Student Tenure in School (shown in years)


Top Student Populations 1.5



























UK 17% North America 10% Continental Europe 14% India 7% Australia & New Zealand 6% Thailand 20%







Number of alumni registered in our database

Alumni who attended events

Number of countries where our registered alumni reside

Alumni visits to school
















Due to COVID-19 restrictions initiated in March 2020, alumni were not allowed to visit campus and many alumni events did not take place

Active Alumni by Type

6% Parents

13% Staff


81% Students


Because of Bangkok Patana, I learned early on in life that not everyone will think like you, communicate like you, or interpret information the way you do. More importantly, I learned to not view diversity as a difficulty that must be “solved� by standardizing differences, but rather as an opportunity to embrace and incorporate differences while seeking out valuable overlaps. Sudthatada (Kate) Wattanavekin | GRAD16 | McKinsey & Co, New York, Business Analyst.


LETTER FROM THE BUSINESS DIRECTOR Through its 63 year history, Bangkok Patana School has become one of the most admired and respected schools in South East Asia that today is enabling more than 2,000 children to fulfill their potential. This purpose, along with our values of well-being, learning and global citizenship, provide a focused guide for our decision making as well as a positive motivator for our everyday work lives. Recent history has presented us with a number of challenges, including both ambient air quality and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. The approach the school has followed in dealing with these reflects both the values and the committed guidance of the Foundation Board. Significant and sustainable investments were made in pre-cooled air filtration systems – which uses fresh air while avoids the threat of COVID-19 transmission via closed loop airconditioning systems; thermoscan machines have been installed at entrances. The thermoscanners measure not only temperature but also trigger alarms should masks not be worn; our nursing services have been trained and customised; and, finally, we developed a robust continuous student learning

platform. I am grateful to the Board for their guidance in these and all other matters of importance for the school and to the teams who did significant research on appropriate solutions for the school and executed on the decisions efficiently and effectively. As we develop our school, we are finding increased areas for co-operation between the academic and business teams and will be striving to further link the elements of the organisation under our values and purpose. We have completed our 10-year infrastructure master plan resulting in some of the finest school infrastructure in the region. As with student learning, we will not stop here but are initiating our planning to ensure the students of the future are as well catered for as those of today are. I am delighted and proud to be a part of the wonderful institution that is Bangkok Patana School.

Craig White, Interim Business Director

Business Leadership Interim Business Director Craig White School Manager/Government Liaison, Pornpimol Charoen Financial Controller, Sompong Penglum Head of Admissions, Rachel Jones Head of Buildings and Grounds, Prawit Sristit Head of Development, Alumni and Marketing, Cheryl Rego Head of Human Resources, Nida Kiratisoothisathorn Head of Services, Sunantinee Hamilton Head of IS/IT, Junpen Grivongvanitroong


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.

Food Services Average number of different dishes prepared each week

Medical Units Average number of events catered each week

Whole School visits




Average number of people served in the canteen each day

Average number of noodle bowls served each day



*Does not include Snack Bars

Primary School visits



Number of school buses operated


Secondary School visits


Staff visits


School Trips

Number of bus users

Number of daily routes



Number of school trips


Number of participants on trips


Due to campus closure in March 2020, many services were suspended or restricted.

Number of flight tickets issued for school trips



HUMAN RESOURCES Total Head Count Academic and Business Staff (Total: 651)*

Business Staff (Total: 320) *





136 Building and Grounds

Business (320)

Academic (331)

Academic Staff (Total: 331)



Cross Campus


Head of School

Director of the Foundation Board


Government Liaison/Health and Safety


Business Director's Office


Human Resources






Development, Alumni and Marketing






Subject Specialists

*Does not include contract bus monitors and drivers

132 Secondary 22


Teacher Nationalities - Total 24

Gender Profile (Academic Staff) Male (34%) Female (66%)

Gender Profile (Business Staff)

Top Ten Nationalities

Male (34%) Female (66%)

*Does not include bus drivers and bus monitors













New Zealander






South African



TENURE AND TURNOVER Recruited Positions - Academic

Tenure More than 10 years of Service - 201 people




Academic Business




Between 5 and 10 years of Service - 134 people 73


Recruited Positions - Business

Less than 5 years of Service - 316





Academic 2019/20 2019/20

179 137



Total turnover Developing our Staff from Within 2019/20

Total Business

Total Academic


Academic Staff


17% PhD 2%

13% 10% 7%



Turnover by category 2019/20 Academic

Teachers 7%

Instructors 8%


Teaching Assistants 4%

5-day Staff 10%

6-day Staff 17%



Primary School

Secondary School

Cross Campus



Laptops 73





Desktops 88





Tablets 110





ChromeBooks 94 0 0 0 94 iPads












Total devices






Services provided by IS/IT

New IT Services 50 Service Requests 1,025 Event Set Up 630

Total Logged IT Requests 1,804

One2One (Software installation for students’ own devices) Total IT 379 Software Development requests Requests 99



LAND AND FACILITIES Although the ten-year master plan was completed in 2018, we continue to upgrade and maintain the facilities. In 2019/20 40 projects were completed, including:

• Renovate Secondary EAL and Thai

• Renovations and extension to the Primary Library

• Replace floor finish in various

• Renovate Youth Club and convert existing squash


classrooms where existing floor finishings were more than 10 years old

and Primary Music

courts to Swimmer Fitness Gym

• Install automatic sliding doors in various buildings

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school determined a fiscally conservative and responsible position, so non-essential projects were postponed.

Type of Project

No of Projects

2019/20 Electrical 2 Fencing 1 Floor Surface Improvement


Furniture 1 Painting 1 Facility Upgrade


Roofing 7 Road Improvement


Health & Safety


Total 40


FINANCIAL PRINCIPLES 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. 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.

Funds Available for Land Purchase, Development, Maintenance and Repayments

Income Available to Fund Operations • Tuition Fees • Application Fees

• Entrance Fees

• EAL Fees

• Capital Assessment Fees

• ECA and Excursion Fees

• Surplus from School Operations

• Canteen Fees

• Donations to the Annual Fund and Building Patana Campaign

• Transport Fees • School Shop Income • Sports Centre Income

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.


The school is in a strong financial position, strong enough to afford a rebate to all parents during the third term of last academic year due to COVID-19…This was a carefully considered move that was much appreciated by families, a percentage of whom are facing significant financial challenges due to the pandemic.


Council of International Schools (CIS) Accreditation Evaluation Report 2020






79% Tuition Fee

62% Compensation cost

3% Capital Assessment Fee

1% Recruitment, Training and Development

4% Entrance Fee

8% Education and other activities

1% Other Fee Income 1% Donation Income 4% Transport Income


4% Transport Cost 2% Canteen cost 2% Utility Cost

3% Canteen Income

14% Depreciation cost

1% Sports Centre Income

6% Administration cost

2% ECA & Excursion Income

1% Financial Cost

2% Other Income


Expenses 80% Tuition Fee

63% Compensation cost

3% Capital Assessment Fee

1% Recruitment, Training and Development

4% Entrance Fee


1% Other Fee Income 1% Donation Income 3% Transport Income 2% Canteen Income 1% Sports Centre Income 2% ECA & Excursion Income 3% Other Income

6% Education and other activities


4% Transport Cost 1% Canteen cost 2% Utility Cost 15% Depreciation cost 7% Administration cost 1% Financial Cost



31 July 2020 THB'000 (2)

31 July 2019 THB'000 (1)

Variance (1) - (2)

















3,060,180 4,541





Fee invoiced in advance




Current portion of long-term loan




Other current liabilities





56,240 (45,500)

Cash at bank/ in hand

School fees receivable-net

Other current assets









LONG-TERM LOANS- net of current portion


357,100 260,400











*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.

*Note that cash balance includes school fees received in advance for use in Term 1 of the following academic year.



ADVANCEMENT 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 Patana Campaign and the Annual Fund.

The Building Patana Campaign

Since its inception The Building Patana Campaign has raised THB 143,629,191 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 2019/20, The Building Patana Campaign received contributions totalling THB 12,500,000, of which THB 285,000 came from sponsored seats in the Rosamund Stuetzel Theatre. On behalf of the entire Bangkok Patana Community, a heartfelt thank you goes to our generous contributors.

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a yearly campaign that raises funds towards a single focus. In the past the focus has been on areas such as activities and projects that fulfill potential and support environmental initiatives. The funds raised in 2019/20 will go towards the Patana Forest Project. In 2019/20, the Annual Fund raised THB 255,600.

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


COMMUNITY SUPPORT Student-Led Donations From as early as Foundation Stage, we try and instil a sense of community and charity in our students. Besides active participation with community groups, students raise funds to purchase items for the groups they support. Here are some of the projects students raised completed in 2019/20: •

Inspired by their learning in IB Geography a group of Year 12 students decided to focus the Senior Fundraiser on “Charity Water”, a non-profit organisation that aims to increase access to clean water in some of the most disadvantaged regions of the world. Through a showing of the movie, “Journey to the Mysterious Island” the group raised awareness of this issue and over THB 7,000 baht which was donated towards supporting the charity’s projects.

The annual, inter-school charity coding conference, The Techathon raised funds for the PDB initiative which provide microfinance loans to underprivileged people across the world through an international non-profit organisation, “Kiva”. This year the group raised over THB 23,000 for housing and education projects.

During the summer of 2020 members of the Teenworks club determined to improve the well-being of those left vulnerable by the COVID-19 pandemic. They collected donations from sponsors and donated the care boxes filled with essential items to the underprivileged members of the Nong Mai community in Khlong Toei in August, 2020.

Primary School students raised funds during Tiger Spirit Day to donate to various children's projects.

Students in Year 5 held a bake sale to raise funds for the Cambodian Clean Water Campaign and Year 6’s worked with Courageous Kitchen, learning new recipes and donating meals for underprivileged families and communities.

Amnesty Club, working with Amnesty Thailand, collected and donated food and food and items, such as milk, cleaning supplies and essential cooking ingredients to the emergency shelter at the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women (APSW) in Don Mueang, an organisation that aims to promote equal rights and justice to those who are victims of forced prostitution, rape and mental abuse.

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 donates 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 2019/20, we donated over 3,000 items to 24 schools, education centres, charitable organisations and government agencies. Used Computer Donation Used computers and peripherals are donated to various schools within the community and rural areas to support their teaching and learning, as well as to government sectors who are associated with the school and Foundation in order to build and maintain good relations. In 2019/20, we donated 60 desktop computers, 110 laptops, 61 tablets, 23 Wacom screens, seven iMac/MacBook Pros, four iPads and 104 Chromebooks to 26 different organisations. These were organisations such as schools, government agencies and non-profit organisations including nine schools for special needs children under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.


Student Mentoring and Capacity Building

Organisational Mentoring and Capacity Building

Through the Community Action Teams (CAT) and the Creativity Activity and Service (CAS) programmes, students throughout the school lead activities to benefit those less privileged in the community or to raise awareness of issues. The students use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations to determine how to target their activities. These activities include:

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.

World Food Project (WFP) works towards reducing and raising awareness about global food hunger. In 2019, they raised THB 45,000 for the Yemen famine crisis through a Year 6 fundraiser, as well as a big bake sale in Secondary. Students from Secondary school collected and donated 150 food boxes to 150 families in Klong Toei as part of their annual food drive. Project Star aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Thailand. They work mainly with the Camillian Home in Bangkok, a home for disabled children and young adults, ranging from ages 2 to 20. For the past two years, they have been working towards creating a multi-sensory room for Camillian Home, raising over THB 100,000 through various fundraisers. One for One aims to raise funds for underprivileged students to provide an educational future. They fund education for two students in Mae Hong Son (a province located in Northern Thailand). Bangkok Patana hosted the annual Youths for SDGs conference, which focuses on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objectives of this student organised event included raising awareness about the SDGs, creating a network of young people passionate about making change and promoting creativity in finding solutions towards current local issues. Pataroma is a social enterprise business. They sell fair trade Thai coffee beans at school. All profits go back to the Maeramit community in Chiang Rai to aid and stimulate agricultural development.

In 2019/20 visitors were restricted from visiting the school due to COVID-19 from March 2020 onwards. Therefore, there were only four groups of visitors: •

Two groups of Students Committee members of the Safety School Project under Social and Welfare Division, Pravej District in cooperation with Ricoh (Thailand) Limited

Faculty of Education at Khon Kaen University

Vajiravuthi College

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 and the Private Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand.


PARENT TEACHER GROUP (PTG) The PTG play an integral role in nurturing a link between the community and the organisation. Their 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 such as the PTG Big Night Out, Newcomers’ Get-togethers, International Day, the Christmas Concert, Staff Appreciation Day and the Volunteers Thank You Breakfast. The PTG also made donations to student-led charity clubs including through the Pink Day Tennis Tournament which raised THB 138,000 for breast cancer awareness. The PTG also runs the Tiger Shop which sells Tiger spirit clothing and accessories. The PTG funds its activities partially through a school budget but mostly by the income from the Tiger Shop and activities such as Fun Day and the Christmas Concert. In 2019/20 activities were constrained by COVID-19..

PTG Committee 2019/20 Chairperson: Melissa Golden

Thai Liaison: Chavapas (Khun Joe) Ongmahutmongkol

Cross Campus Representative: Aki Roughley

Vice Chair: Joseph Cole

Communications Coordinator: Maayan Chorev

Secondary Parents Represenatative: Marielle Eurlings

Treasurer: Robert Scott

Tiger Shop Manager: Fernanda Castilla

Primary Parents Representative: Jayne Harvey

Secretary: Vanessa Girling

In 2019/20 the PTG introduced country spotlights to International Day. This enabled 14 different countries to set up country-themed activities for students in both Primary and Secondary in the weeks prior to International Day. In 2019/20 the PTG offered weekly Pilates, running, tennis, yoga and swimming sessions for parents in addition to the PTG English Conversation Corner and monthly Tech Talks for the Patana community.


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

Date of Production: January 2021. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of Bangkok Patana School.

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