Learning through play is one of the most important ways children learn and develop. Play is an activity where children show their remarkable ability for exploration, imagination and decision making. Play based learning helps support your childs development and learning by enhancing thier physical, social, emotional and cognitive skillS. It reinforces thier literacy and numeracy skills and helps them to devekopproblem solving skills and conflict resolution abilities.
Teachers encourage children’s learning through play by:
Providing resources that reflect children’s ages, interests, knowledge, strengths, abilities and culture to stimulate and support play. Resources which allow open ended use of items like blocks or cardboards boxes foster creativity and the ability to manipulate concepts mentally as children. For example, turn a box into a car.
Planning play experiences based on the assessment of children’s individual differences, interests, developmental needs and ability.
Observing children as they play so that they can understand how they play with other children, what skills and understanding they demonstrate in play and what activities can strengthen their skills in play.
Joining in children’s play to extend the child’s learning and to model skills such as reasoning, appropriate language, and positive behaviours.
Q1. How do I join SIH?Admissions Process Our admissions process is designed to make the application process as simple as possible, using our online application and direct communication. How to Apply We encourage families to make an appointment by phone (074-252-111) to the admissions officer: We are open between 9:00 am - 2:30 pm: Discovery Days The Discovery Days period is 3 days. In special circumstances, the period will be extended for not more than 2 days as per agreement made by the Headteacher.
Q2. What curricula are taught in SIH?SIH follows the English curriculum, which consists of three main stages. In our Early Year section we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) to help your child prepare for Primary school and their future learning. In the Primary school, we teach the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a skills-based curriculum that provides your child with a broad perspective with an international dimension, and the English National Curriculum. At Secondary level we teach the Cambridge curriculum.
Q3. What is the age range for enrollment?For the age range for enrollment please click here.
Q4. What levels are available at SIH?SIH offers three stages of education. Early years: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten 1, and Kindergarten 2. Primary school: Years 1 - 6. Secondary school: Years 7 - 13.
Q5. What are the school hours?The daily schedule for students: Early Years: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM Primary: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM Secondary: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM SIH has after school clubs for KG 1- Year 13 on Tuesday to Thursday: 2.30 PM – 3.30 PM.
Q6. Do the students wear school uniforms?Yes, SIH has uniforms for students which can be purchased at SIH store. The uniform consists of school uniforms and Physical Education (PE) uniforms. Wearing uniforms raises school pride and community spirit. School uniforms promote school spirit because they provide students with a sense of unity.
Q7. How do parents communicate with teachers/school?Good two-way communication between parents and the school is necessary for your students' success. Research reports that the more parents and teachers share information with each other about a student, the more the student will achieve academically. Opportunities for two-way communication include: Termly parents’ conferences in the beginning of each term. Regular Parent-School (Parents Club) meetings. Tapestry application for Early Years and Ladders at Home for Primary and Secondary Termly Parents and teacher consultation for all levels. Class Dojo application acts as a communication channel between parents and teachers. Phone call: please call between 9:00 am - 2:30 pm: 074-252-111 Facebook page: Southern International School Hat Yai https://web.facebook.com/SIH.School E-mail: email@example.com School Website: www.southerninter.co.uk Line ID: @Sih.school
Q8. What is the school fee structure?Please go to our school fee structure where you will find a list of all published costs.
Q9. Does SIH have any international accreditation?SIH has been awarded the ISQM Silver Award. We are the first international school in the city to gain accreditation that meets the Ministry of Education’s standards and this also makes us full members of ISAT. Our vision is to be the first choice of international school for parents in the region and we aim to achieve it by offering a safe, quality, learning environment at great value. This award will help parents make informed choices for their children based on quality as determined by external experts as well as what we say about ourselves. Of course, there are also things we need to improve, highlighted in the report, but we have already started work on them and will be striving for Gold in five years’ time. SIH is also accredited by National Day Nurseries Association’s (NDNA. In February this 2021 we were awarded the ‘Quality Counts’ mark at Platinum level, the highest possible. SIH’s Early Years section has received international recognition for the quality of care it offers children. We are the first whole school with nursery in Thailand to gain the award and only the second Early Years/Nursery section. Quality Counts is a UK quality scheme designed to help a nursery explore all aspects of its care and education to ensure that it is delivering the best possible service for young children. For the past 18 months SIH has been working towards the award, which acts as an indicator to parents of the high-qualitycare that is offered. We are also an approved Cambridge International Examinations centre and licenced provider of the IPC:
Q10. Why choose SIH?SIH has grown considerably in the past few years, mostly through recommendation from current parents. Apart from being accredited by NDNA, ISQM, and others, most parents select SIH due to the attentiveness of our professional teaching staff. We care about a child’s academic, emotional, social and physical growth, which are central to learning and development. We believe in inspiring, empowering, and enriching our students to be self-assured. Moreover, the international dimension assists students to be more confident in thinking, action, and using the English language. Based on parents’ interviews, they choose SIH because they say that children are safe, happy and achieve here. The school’s ambiance is characterized by friendship, openness, mutual respect to support student learning and diversity.