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Bangkok Patana School

Stewardship 2016/17 The careful and responsible management of something that is considered worth caring for and preserving.

Bangkok Patana School is an IB World School, accredited by CIS, NEASC and ONESQA


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.


Stewardship Report 2016/17

Contents Guiding Statements ........................................................................................................

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Foreword .........................................................................................................................

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Heritage ...........................................................................................................................

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Milestones .......................................................................................................................

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Governance .....................................................................................................................

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Office of the Foundation Board .....................................................................................

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Foundation Board Members ..........................................................................................

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Foundation Board Committees and Sub-Committees ...................................................

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Letter from the Head of School ......................................................................................

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Academic Leadership ......................................................................................................

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Our Students ....................................................................................................................

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Our Alumni ......................................................................................................................

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Letter from the Business Director ....................................................................................

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Business Leadership ........................................................................................................

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Services ............................................................................................................................

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Human Resources ............................................................................................................

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Land and Facilities ..........................................................................................................

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Financial Principles .........................................................................................................

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Income and Expense .....................................................................................................

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Balance Sheet ..................................................................................................................

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Advancement ...................................................................................................................

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Community Support..........................................................................................................

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Parent Teacher Group .....................................................................................................

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Voices from Patana’s Past ................................................................................................

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Guiding Statements

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

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

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

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

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


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Foreword A

s the Chairman of the Bangkok Patana School Foundation Board and the Bangkok Patana School Board, I am pleased to present the first issue of our Stewardship Report. This is a report on our responsibilities as caretakers of this 60-year old, not-for-profit organisation. The current Board and Management take their responsibility as stewards of the organisation very seriously and are dedicated in their desire to ensure that Bangkok Patana School is the best it can be for current students and that there is continuous development for the benefit of future generations of students. Bangkok Patana School is the original British international school in Thailand. Throughout our history, Bangkok Patana School has had many stewards and this stewardship has cemented our reputation as a leading school in Asia. It was their forethought that started Bangkok Patana and their dedication and hard work that has developed the school into what it is today. We have a long history of providing education to a diverse, international community. Our enviable reputation is built not just on our wonderful facilities or our dedicated personnel, but on the mix of both with an inherent drive for excellence. A firm commitment to our Guiding Statements further enhances our community-minded environment and British international culture. I am proud to see the school, from which my daughter also graduated, continue to grow and flourish. Many thanks to all of you who make up the Bangkok Patana community, for your part in making us a dynamic, thriving organisation.

Dr Tej Bunnag Chairman

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The school is demonstrating how an educational institution with a distinguished history, steeped in the best British traditions, can remain at the forefront of international education while remaining true to its fundamental mission.

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Heritage B

angkok Patana School was established 60 years ago by Rosamund Stuetzel, in her children’s playhouse at the bottom of the garden. She had a vision to keep families together whilst ensuring that the children were able to attain an education equivalent to one that could be gained in the UK. As the oldest British international school in Thailand, we are proud to embody the best of British values with an international outlook. Our curriculum is broad and balanced. From Nursery to Year 11, it links to the English National Curriculum with assessments taking place at key points, whilst in Years 12 and 13 students undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. We are committed to the rigour of a British education and emphasise hard work, integrity, strong moral principles and fairness. Our strong pastoral system supports student well-being. Rosamund Stuetzel

We are a truly international school with a very diverse student body. We develop global citizens and ensure that world perspectives are woven throughout the curriculum and extra-curricular programmes. We embrace the IB (International Baccalaureate) Learner Profile and students complete the IB Diploma Programme in their last two years at school. Our values of being diverse, inclusive and empowered by our inter-culturalism make us proud to be a part of this caring British international community. Over the last 60 years, Rosamund Stuetzel’s vision has continued to develop and has seen the school expand from its original nine students at the Stuetzel residence on Ploenchit Road to the existing location on Soi Lasalle where we now provide an education for over 2,250 students. The underlying principles remain the same and are reflected in the school’s Guiding Statements, which place an importance on community and diversity, and focus on enabling every student, of 63 nationalities to fulfil their potential. The school’s name is a combination of the city in which it is located and the Thai word for “development”, which embeds the founder’s original intention of having a school in Bangkok which would continually develop to meet the needs of students - an organisation that would never simply rest on its laurels.

Nicola Queckett Former Teacher and Principal, 1961 - 1970

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100 years ago the idea of education was to turn a person into a wage earner in the shortest possible time. Now we know that we must help people to develop their inherited talents to the highest level to make them happy and useful members of the community.


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Milestones 1957 - 2017 1957

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

1961

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

1964

With the assistance of the British Embassy and the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation (DTEC), under the Prime Minister’s Office, the school is formally recognised. The British Ambassador becomes the school’s patron and a Board of Governors is established; The school gets its new name: Bangkok Patana School.

1966

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

1968

The first official Sports Day at school.

1985

The school’s enrolment is 650 students but with a need for more student spaces, the hunt for another campus begins.

1987

The Parent and Teacher Group is established.

1988

The Bangkok Patana School Foundation is established.

1990

The school moves from Soi Navin to its current location on Soi Lasalle. The enrolment is 651 with 40 different nationalities represented.

1992

The Secondary School is established with the enrolment increasing to 820 students; A new school logo is adopted; A new school uniform is introduced and Bangkok Patana becomes the first school to offer polo shirts as an option for Secondary students; Archbishop Desmond Tutu visits the school during this year.

1993

The new Secondary School buildings are officially opened by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn; The new Science Laboratories are officially opened by Baroness Margaret Thatcher; Bangkok Patana wins an award from the Association of Siamese Architects for the design of its Secondary School.

1994

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

The first (I)GCSE exams are taken at 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.

1997

Twenty-two students make up the first-ever graduating class of Bangkok Patana School; The school’s first website is launched; The school wins its first SEASAC title in Girls’ Swimming

1999

The school celebrates its first Tiger Spirit Day. 7


Milestones continued... 2000

The TigerSharks Swim Club is formed; The Tennis Programme begins.

2002

Bangkok Patana School receives the Prime Minister’s Export Award for the outstanding educational services it provides; The first set of students receive their Gold Level Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award after ascending Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo, it is the first ever Duke of Edinburgh’s International Gold Award presentation in the Kingdom of Thailand; The master plan expansion gets under way; 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.

2004

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

2003

The House system is introduced in Secondary School.

2006

Ground breaking for the Sports Hall by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York; The Building Patana Fund is launched.

2007

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

2009

The school goes wireless with the integration of wifi on campus.

2010

The school becomes the custodian of its own licences, first held by DTEC and later transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; The Arts Centre is opened, featuring two theatres, one named after Founder Rosamund Stuetzel, 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.

2011

Class sizes in Primary School are reduced from a maximum of 25 to 22 students; A new Secondary Library opens doubling the learning and research environment.

2012

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

2013

TedEx is held by students at Bangkok Patana; The Conference Centre is opened to provide improved exam facillities and meeting spaces.

2014

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.

2015

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

2016

The new Science Centre is opened by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn; The first children of an alumnus graduate.

2017

The completion of a new Nursery building and the renovation of the Foundation Stage and Year 3/4, marking 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 (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation completed.

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Governance A

s 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 people with a balance of skills and experience, and with good relationships within the local community, in order to enable a proper and efficient supervision of the school’s operations and continued development in line with the school’s mission. In addition, to ensure that the Foundation is able to own land, at least half of the Board members are of Thai nationality. At the Sub-Committee level, we ensure that members have a connection to the existing community in the school and the appropriate skills needed to serve on their respective Sub-Committee. The school operates on a selfperpetuating model, for the appointment of members to the Board, Committees and Sub-Committees, and 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 for their work.

Governance Structure Bangkok Patana School Foundation Board

Steering Committee Chair: Anthony Blake

Nominations Committee Chair: Laura Stamp

Internal Audit Committee Chair: Predee Daochai

School Executive Board Buildings and Grounds Sub-Committee Chair: Richard Neville

Human Resources Sub-Committee Chair: Robert Lavichant

Finance Sub-Committee Acting Chair: Anthony Blake

Marketing and Development Sub-Committee Chair: Bonnie Zellerbach

Office of the Foundation Board

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he 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

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Bangkok Patana School 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 2008. 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 one grandchild 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 five are still at the school. Anthony Blake Secretary and Acting Treasurer, Chair of the Steering Committee, Acting Chair of the Finance Committee Anthony Blake is the Chief Operating Officer of an equity hedge fund. He has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry with roles encompassing accounting, investment banking, financial advisory and asset management. Anthony is a chartered accountant having commenced his career with Deloitte. He worked with UBS investment bank for more than 19 years and was a Managing Director. He has two children at the school. Ariane Rodel-Stuetzel Member of the Internal Audit Committee As the daughter of Mrs Rosamund Stuetzel, Khun Ariane is keen to perpetuate her mother’s vision through her membership on the Foundation Board. It was the necessity of sending Khun Ariane to school abroad that propelled her mother to found Bangkok Patana School. Khun Ariane has been actively involved with the school for many years. M.L. 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 is currently 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. Predee Daochai Chair of the Internal Audit Committee Khun Predee graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne 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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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 a former student of Bangkok Patana School.

Sui Lin Comer Member of the Human Resources Sub-Committee A UK qualified solicitor, Sui Lin Comer has worked in several law firms in Thailand for nearly 25 years. She is currently Deputy Managing Partner of Rajah and Tann’s office in Thailand and specialises in employment and insurance law. She is a parent of one alumnus and one current student at Bangkok Patana and her husband is also an alumnus of the school.

Robert Lavichant Chair of the Human Resources Sub-Commmittee Robert Lavichant is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience of importing and distributing reputable brands in Thailand. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BSc in Finance and has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has three children attending Bangkok Patana School. Bonnie Zellerbach Chair of the Marketing and Development Sub-Committee Bonnie Zellerbach brought 15 years’ experience in FMCG advertising to the Marketing and Development SubCommittee when she joined in 2005 and later to the Steering Committee in 2009. She has lived in Bangkok since 1991 and has two children who graduated from Bangkok Patana School. Her husband is also a Bangkok Patana alumnus.

Richard Neville Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Sub-Committee Richard Neville graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada. Following completion of his MBA at the University of Western Ontario, he held a variety of senior management roles across Asia in investment banking, fund management, private equity and the management of hospitality and consumer brands in both private and listed companies. He is currently a director at Siam Knight Fund Management Securities Co., Ltd. and has two children currently at Bangkok Patana and two who have already graduated. Philip Suradejvibul Member of the Marketing and Development Sub-Committee Philip Suradejvibul brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing management, and is actively involved in the Bangkok Patana Alumni Association. His daughter attends Bangkok Patana School and he is an alumnus, having attended the Soi Navin campus in the 1970s.

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 a child currently studying at Bangkok Patana, with one having already graduated.

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Board Committees and Sub-Committees

Nominations Committee Chair: Laura Stamp M L Pariyada Diskul

Internal Audit Committee Chair: Predee Daochai Threekwan Bunnag Karma Rana Ariane Rodel-Stuetzel

Steering Committee Chair: Anthony Blake Sui Lin Comer Robert Lavichant Richard Neville Philip Suradejvibul Bonnie Zellerbach

School Executive Board Chair: Dr Tej Bunnag Laura Stamp Anthony Blake M L Pariyada Diskul Ariane Rodel-Stuetzel Matthew Mills Andrew Gordon Pornpimol Charoen Kulvadee Siribhadra Dr Surapee Sorajjakool

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Buildings and Grounds Sub-Committee Chair: Richard Neville John Anderson Piyavit Chiangpradit Poranant Senisrisant Michael Tang

Finance Sub-Committee Chair: Anthony Blake Mark Chewter John Thompson Adithep Vanabriksha Craig White

Human Resources Sub-Committee Chair: Robert Lavichant Sui Lin Comer Mana Lohatepanont Wynn Pakdeejit

Marketing and Development Sub-Committee Chair: Bonnie Zellerbach Sara Carr Legg Irma Go Romeo Romei Philip Suradejvibul


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Letter from the Head of School I

am proud to have led Bangkok Patana School for the last 10 years. During this period of stewardship there has been significant development in the organisation both from the academic and business perspective. We have completed the school’s master plan and the modernisation of all of the classroom areas, to ensure that the learning spaces are ideal for 21st century learning.

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 an excellent 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 academically non-selective, as our mission, vision and school values drive us to welcome students of differing needs and ambitions. We delve deep to help our students realise their individual potential and our goal is always to develop them into global citizens, who thrive and succeed in an ever-changing world. As a leading organisation, we are also conscious of our responsibility as a mentor and role model for other schools. We welcome a wide range of visitors throughout the year to share our expertise. We give back to the greater community in many ways through charitable initiatives, which are driven largely by the students, as well as through activities led by the Office of the Foundation Board.

Matt Mills Head of School

Academic Leadership

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angkok Patana is divided into the Primary and Secondary Schools, which share a common philosophy and adopt complementary teaching approaches.

Head of School Matthew G Mills Thai Director/Head of Thai Programme Surapee Sorajjakool Primary Principal Jason Cooper Assistant Principal, Learning and Curriculum Mark Verde Assistant Principal, Learning and Welfare Carol Battram Secondary Principal Mick Smith Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Assessment Suzanne Lindley Assistant Principal, Student Welfare Helen Thew Cross Campus Principal James Penstone Assistant Principal, Cross Campus Technology Integrator Brian Taylor Assistant Principal, Extra-curricular Activities and Sport Cindy Adair Assistant Principal, Professional Learning Jackie Houghton 13


Our Students O

ur students benefit from being a 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 been specially designed for their Year group. In Primary, friendships are encouraged across the Year group through collaborative learning, ECAs, Residential Visits and our Year group leadership. 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.

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Our Alumni

Active Alumni by Type

Bangkok Patana has developed enormously and offers even more possibilities than back in my day. The student’s educational and social development is even more in focus and it seems that Bangkok Patana seeks every chance to provide its students with the necessary skills for their future lives.

Learning was fun, creative and always friendly and inclusive. We appreciated each other’s cultural differences and we worked, helped and played well together. World leaders could learn a thing or two from Bangkok Patana kids! Claire Findlater, Soi Navin Alumnus

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Letter from the Business Director B

angkok Patana is unique because of the inherent values that are held by all members of the School. Bangkok Patana is an organisation that, at its very core, strives to be the best it can in whatever it does for the benefit of its students. Unlike many other schools, Bangkok Patana believes that in order to deliver the best service, we need to have our own team of support staff who are able to be flexible in meeting the needs of the community. We have a dedicated team of business staff from gardeners, housekeepers, technicians, bus monitors, cooks and office staff who, every day, work to support our students. The business staff are not at the forefront of the organisation, but they are the backbone that allows the academic staff and students to focus on education and learning. I am proud of the more than 300 business staff that work behind the scenes every day to help deliver the Bangkok Patana experience. I am always aware, as are all the business staff, that we have a key role to ensure that the school continues to improve and develop for the benefit of our students. The stewardship of the organisation is also extremely important to ensure that the school is always able to meet its financial commitments, provide great staff and facilities and have sufficient reserves to buy the land that we currently lease as it becomes available. I am pleased to have been involved in the developments over the last 10 years that have seen the school provide a leading educational environment for our students.

Andrew Gordon Business Director

Business Leadership Business Director Andrew Gordon School Manager/Government Liaison Pornpimol Charoen Financial Controller Sompong Penglum Head of Admissions Rachel Jones Head of Buildings and Grounds Pasakorn Namdokmai Head of Development, Alumni and Marketing Cheryl Rego Head of Human Resources Keith Bunnell Head of IT/IS Boonchai Thippaya-archa Head of Services Sunantinee Hamilton

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e 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.

* = Average

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Human Resources

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Land and Facilities S

ince moving to Soi Lasalle in 1990, the Foundation has continued to increase its land area to meet the needs of the school. Currently the school sits on 122.82 rai (49.13 acres). We currently own 54.37% of the total land and the remainder is on long-term leases. The ultimate goal is to be able to purchase the leased land as it becomes available. Since 2016/17, THB100 million is allocated each year to a land purchase reserve. Land prices in Bangkok continually rise and so it is important that the Foundation has sufficient resources to purchase the land if it becomes available.

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We are pleased to report that the major works that were carried out over the last summer represented the completion of a 10-year programme of upgrading the school’s facilities to ensure that our learning environments are in line with the needs of 21st century learners. We now have world-leading, cutting-edge learning environments in the world. Every area of the school has modern classrooms and also collaborative spaces available for students. The most recent projects were the construction of a new Nursery learning environment, a major upgrade of the Foundation Stage and Year 3/4 learning areas and the creation of new dance studios on the third floor of Year 5/6 building. Click here to see the school facility upgrades.

It has been a long and tortuous road so far identifying and purchasing a suitable and economical site; establishing a legal entity to own the land and buildings as well as planning and designing a new school from a green field site to provide Patana School, which will meet the needs of future generations of children into the next century, whilst, at the same time, minimising the cost to the current generations of parents.

Craig Rennie, Chairman of the Board of Governors 1989

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Financial Principles T

hroughout the 60-year history of Bangkok Patana School, the Board has been conscious of the fact 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.

Income Available to Fund Operations • • • • • • •

Tuition Fees Application Fees EAL Fees ECA and Trip Fees Canteen Fees Transport Fees School Shop Income

Funds 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

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.

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There is a seriousness of purpose and a deliberateness of action that permeates the school. The school is an efficient and effective institution of learning, in the best possible meaning of these words.


Income and Expense

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Balance Sheet ASSETS

31st July 2016 THB ‘000

31st July 2017 THB ‘000

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

1,929,798 63,927 35,778 2,029,502 3,500 2,589,263 3,194 4,625,460

1,643,529 100,000 57,917 34,651 1,836,097 3,500 2,624,352 3,039 4,466,988

707,969 42,500 225,639 976,108 520,500 360,935 1,857,543 2,767,917 4,625,460

723,529 1,194 261,015 985,739 489,800 1,475,539 2,991,449 4,466,988

LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND ACCUMULATED FUNDS CURRENT LIABILITIES

Fees 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 FUNDS TOTAL LIABILITIES, RESERVE AND ACCUMULATED FUNDS

*Note that as of 31st July 2017, included in the cash balance are school fees received in advance, which are used during Term 1 of the following academic year.

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Advancement B

angkok Patana is dedicated to providing unique and enriching educational experiences to students, both inside 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 in 2007, the Building Patana Campaign has raised THB 133,129,191 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 2016/17, The Building Patana Campaign received contributions totalling THB 25,758,000. 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. In 2016/17, the Annual Fund focused on initiatives and activities that supported Global Citizenship and it raised THB 438,587. Since 2005, the Annual Fund has provided funding for the following projects: • Support to the Bangkok Patana 2041 campaign • Recycling facilities at the front of the 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 new boat • Solar panels for the Science Centre • 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

I am a proud contributor to the Building Patana Campaign; the school’s learning environments are always being improved and I can witness the direct benefit this has on the children.

George Kurasz, Parent

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Community Support Student-Led Donations As early as Foundation Stage, we endeavour to instil a sense of community and charity in our students. In 2016/17, THB 1,206,492 was donated to various organisations through student-led activities. The students raised funds by: • Busking Day actvities • Non-uniform days • Selling roses and cards on Valentine’s Day • Bake Sales • Art Auction • Fashion Shows The money raised went to organisations and causes such as: • Donation of a new oven for a community centre that provides food for disadvantaged members of the community. • Surgeries for children born with cleft lip palate. Members of the fundraising team also travelled to Nong Khai to spend time with the children before their operations. • Specialist medical equipment for a young man with complex needs; the special bed purchased was able to vastly improve his quality of life. • Food drive that provided two van-loads of food for refugees, supporting a large number of families with essential items. • Support of a local animal charity with food donations and medical supplies.

Donations to Other Organisations As a not-for-profit organisation, when we have items in good condition that we no longer need, we donate them to places that can benefit from them.

Used Asset Donations Bangkok Patana School and Bangkok Patana School Foundation have donated used assets to schools in need, charitable organisations and government authorities. These used assets include educational materials, textbooks, furniture and fittings, sports equipment and musical instruments. In 2016/17, we donated 1,460 items and 408 boxes of books to 56 schools, education centres, charitable organisations and government agencies.

Used Computer Donations Used computers and peripherals have been 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 relationships. In 2016/17, we donated 426 items which included 48 desktop computers, 174 laptops, six tablets, 71 projectors, 115 iPads and 10 chrome books to 82 different organisations.

Local School Sponsorship This year, we sponsored the renovation of the science laboratory of Nayao Secondary School in Chachengsao, a public school in a remote area under royal patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The total cost was THB 1,086,050. 26


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Student-Led Mentoring and Capacity Building Through the Communty Action Teams (CAT) and the Community, Action, Service (CAS) programmes, students throughout the school lead activities to benefit those less privileged in the community. These activities included: • Hosting children from the Khlong Toey Music Programme and raising THB 10,000 for musical equipment; • Organising a Christmas party for a group of children living with HIV; • Installing the third Bangkok Patana School constructed artifical reef in the sea off Pattaya; • Three trips to clean the reefs in the Gulf of Thailand; • Hosting a group of students from Sri Lanka and visiting Chiang Mai for an Art Relief trip; • Raising awareness of human trafficking in the clothing industry through various events in school; • A student collaboration raising enough funds to pay for every child at the Place of Grace to spend a weekend camping at the beach; • Supporting monthly visits to school by the Mercy Centre, who participate in swimming, rock climbing, ICT skills development, English classes in the Library and football skills on the field; • Primary students welcoming students from Home of Praise to the Nursery and Foundation Stage; • Raising THB 230,000 and spending a week building a house for people in need under Habitat for Humanity; • Secondary students regularly hosting children from Thongbai Daycare Centre.

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 best practice in pedagogy and well-designed facilities with systems that fully support our students’ needs in all areas. In 2016/17, there were nine groups of visitors from within Thailand: • Secretary General of Basic Education Commission and team, Ministry of Education; • Deputy Secretary General of Private Education Commission and team, Ministry of Education; • Directors of Education District Areas, Ministry of Education; • Director of Bangna District and groups of school directors from the Bangna area; • Representatives from Faculties of Medicine throughout the country; • Kamnerdvitha Science School, under sponsorship of PTT; • Directors and administrators from the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Sciences and Technology; • Directors and senior administrators from Chulalongkorn Primary and Secondary Demonstration School; • Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University. 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.

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Parent Teacher Group (PTG) T

he 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, teachers, staff, and students (the Patana Community). PTG membership is automatically held by any parent or guardian with a child/children attending Bangkok Patana School and any staff member. The PTG achieves this by: • Strengthening relationships among the Patana Community and promoting opportunities to meet socially in a friendly environment; • Encouraging the involvement of parents of all nationalities in school activities; • Facilitating the flow of information between parents and the school; • Supporting a caring, community-minded student body by promoting active participation and decision making within school life; • Assisting the school by any means that the Head of School and/or Foundation Board consider helpful and appropriate.

PTG Committee 2016/17 Chairperson and Treasurer Anthony Chang Assistant Treasurer Rapeepan (Pook) Sapayanon Thai Liaison Thitinan (Koi) Kiatphaibool Communications Coordinator Jan Briggs Tiger Shop Manager Janine Minchin Tiger Shop Coordinator Sopida Sirisopanon Cross Campus Representative Suzie Jhanji Secondary Parents Representative Laura McDonald Primary Parents Representative Katherine Johns and Vibeke Herslov Newcomers Representative Julie Lacour Argerich and Irene Gray Activities Coordinator Susanne Scanzoni von Lichtenfels

In 2016/17, the PTG organised and supported community events including: • Fun Day • Sponsorship of the Fun Run • Sponsorship of Bangkok Patana 2041 • Newcomers Coffee Mornings • Parents Social Evenings • International Day • Christmas Concert • Sponsorship of 60th Anniversary chocolates • Donations to student-led charity clubs • Providing Christmas gifts for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 • Staff Appreciation Day

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Voices of Patana’s Past “So you will see how schools grow up from deep foundations, from a real love for poetry, music and painting and from the study of man and of the stars. Children in school who have learnt to love books will never lack interests all their lives long.” Rosamund Stuetzel, Founder 1967 “In Patana School East meets West; both are in daily contact and the school is full of international understanding. There are no barriers of race, religion or politics. My office is bombarded (perhaps not quite the right word!) daily with applications for children of all nationalities to enter the school and the waiting list grows as fast as my headaches develop when I realise we cannot possibly take in everyone. Bangkok Patana School has in its very short life built up a tradition of first class effort not only by the pupils but especially by its members of staff.”

E.E. Wooley, Principal 1971

“Bangkok Patana School has come a long way from being a small illegal school in a tiny wooden shack to a legal and well-recognised institution having fine buildings with air conditioned classrooms and spacious grounds. Without the guidance and sound advice of many members of the Board of Governors and the generosity and support of a large number of parents, as well as the hard work and dedication of staff members throughout the years and finally the assistance granted by our licence holder, DTEC, the Bangkok Patana School would never have become what it is today.” S. Israsena, Manager/Headmistress 1984 “Expatriate families in Thailand are fortunate to be able to enroll their children in Bangkok Patana School, where they can be sure they will receive a British style of education of the highest standard. The school and facilities are now better than they have ever been, and further improvements are planned.” Chatrachai Bunya-Ananta, Chairman Bangkok Patana School Foundation 1990 “Next year will of course see the construction of the new high school. This is such a significant step both for Patana and for the Bangkok community. I was delighted with the unanimous support opportunity to educate children aged three to eighteen. Patana will become uniquely a British International School, able to offer the very best education for children and students of all ages. We are looking forward immensely to the excitement of that challenge.” Graham Sullivan, Principal 1992 “We used to be a small school with a population of over 400 children at the site in Klong Toey, next to the railroad. Being the only British system school, the demand increased rapidly. The Board of Governors at that time decided that it was time to move to a better and larger place without the pollution of Soi Navin. It was a major decision to make and a difficult one too. I can recall the difficult times the Board had being one of the parents then. Most people were not sure about the huge investment the school had to make. However, looking at the school today, I must say that we are lucky the Board of Governors made that decision. The success is clearly visible.” M.L. Pariyada Diskul, School Manager 1992 “The school year 1996/97 is a milestone in the history of Bangkok Patana School as it is the year that our first students graduate after taking their International Baccalaureate examinations. The Class of ‘97 are our pioneers and I wish them every success at university and in their future careers. A good education is the greatest gift we can give our children. Many of the young people graduating in the Class of ‘97 have spent over ten years at BPS and the education they have received here will have a profound impact on their future lives. However, I know that as a 29


Voices of Patana’s Past continued... parent, we never forget that the education our children receive in school is just one part of the environment in which they learn values and responsibilities from those around them.” Graham Sullivan, Principal 1997 “One thing which is obvious on looking through back issues of the Year Book is the increasingly rich and varied programme of activities they present – academic, sporting, cultural, social and community. The old traditions, such as Sports days, Loy Kratong, even the Scots Guard visit are still there but they have been joined by literally hundreds of new activities (not all of which can be squeezed into the pages).” Robert Thornhill, Deputy Head of School 1999 “After all my time in British, American and international education I must say that Bangkok Patana School is much more than just a ‘good’ school, it is a ‘brilliant’, ‘wonderful’, ‘fantastic’ institution! That string of superlatives is due to three things. The first is the student body; without your daughters and sons we would not have a school. Patana kids are amongst the best I have had the pleasure of working with. Cheerful, respectful, hard-working, with a couple of Artful Dodgers thrown in for good measure, we should truly be proud of the children and young adults who are the core of our community. Secondly, of course are the parents; without the Mums and Dads we would have no children (I got an ‘A’ in Deductive Logic!). Thank you for entrusting your children to us and for providing the support and encouragement that makes learning meaningful and, of course, long lasting. Finally the key partners in that often difficult and stressful process are the teachers who push, cajole and inspire your children to take risks, accept challenges and soar to new heights.” Paul Beresford-Hill, Headmaster 2000 “Today, Bangkok Patana offers a niche to students in the arts, sports and academics. The ethos is ‘no-one is left behind’, striving for every student to reach her or his own potential. Alumni frequently return to Bangkok Patana as teachers, parents, grandparents and board members. Rosamund Stuetzel, 60 years on, your dream has reached its own potential.” Laura Stamp, Foundation Board Member, Alumni Parent, Student Grandparent 2017

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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 endeavour to make Bangkok Patana School the best it can be.


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Stewardship 2016/17  

The Stewardship Report is an annual publication that gives an overview of the organisation and operational activities at Bangkok Patana Scho...

Stewardship 2016/17  

The Stewardship Report is an annual publication that gives an overview of the organisation and operational activities at Bangkok Patana Scho...