An international school near Pattaya has been praised by inspectors for its ‘positive and supportive climate’.
The comments came after a recent visit to Garden International School (GIS) by the Council of International Schools (CIS). The independent inspectors also confirmed GIS’s status as the only international school in the region with full CIS accreditation.
GIS first gained full accreditation in 2013. Follow-up visits are made every few years to ensure high standards are being maintained. Following the recent visit, CIS praised the school for its achievements, including the ‘excellent use of the school Core Values as a guide for decision-making and programme development’ and the ‘positive and supportive school climate’.
Inspectors also liked GIS’s ‘quality and creatively managed’ professional development that is offered to teaching staff. They also highlighted the school’s ‘enthusiastic and capable student body’.
The report added: “GIS is heartily commended for its commitment to the accreditation process. The seriousness with which it has worked to meet the recommendations of the Visiting Team is testimony to its efforts to improve and to the professionalism of its faculty and staff.”
Another strength, according to CIS, is ‘a well operated and safe boarding programme that meets students social and emotional needs.’
CIS helps shape international education through professional services to hundreds of schools around the world.
GIS’s new Principal, Dinah Hawtree, said: ‘The comments from CIS confirm what a wonderful school GIS is. Being accredited by CIS is important as it demonstrates to everyone the school’s commitment to high quality international education.’
GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. There are still spaces available for students wishing to study at the school when the new academic year begins in August. For details, visit www.gardenrayong.com.