The Biondi Family: Jeanette & Marco, Nelly Y2 and Liva Y1
There is always a friendly greeting when you arrive at school that just makes you and the children feel so happy and right at home. Everyday you find yourself in a beautiful green area surrounded by amazing people from all over the world and many of these people quickly become your dearest friends. This is what makes St. Andrews so special for us. It is so familiar. Teachers, parents and children care for each other in this community and listen to each other’s opinions. Our children have spent lots of their free afternoons staying at the school because we all enjoy the environment so much. The teachers are all very professional and adapt at meeting the needs of each child on their own level. They constantly come up with creative resources and ideas that give the children a great deal of self-confidence and satisfaction so they love to go to school every day.
The Greener Family: Ruth & Harvey, Eve Y9, Noah Y7 and Thom Y5
Teaching at St Andrews, and having our 3 children attend the school, has been a really life-enriching experience for our family. At Green Valley we have the opportunities offered by the big schools in Bangkok, such as expert teachers; a stimulating curriculum; exciting residential and day trips; Drama and Music performances and events; FOBISIA sporting events; and a family favourite - the Tournament of Minds. This is combined with the close community and caring, family atmosphere at Green Valley and makes St Andrews a very special school.
The Teekayuko Family: Khun Pao & Khun Suthi, Opal Y9 and Tigger Y3
We’re a Thai family with two children who had barely any knowledge of the English language when they arrived at St Andrews Green Valley in 2011. They have had seven successful years so far, where we’ve seen our children develop into the people they are today in the best way possible. The beautiful environment around the school combined with the friendly welcome we received, made this school a winner in our hearts. St Andrews is a community school, where they get individual attention from teachers along with plenty of opportunities where they can find and develop their talents to the fullest potential and become confident learners. We would like to thank the school for allowing our children to strive for their goals while also having fun doing things they love.
The Family Colpaert-Bontinck: Annelies & Anton, Flore Y7, Helena Y6 and Lotta Y3]
We are a Belgian family and arrived in Thailand in 2016 after having lived in different countries and continents. The warm welcome the school has given our girls, made the transition to a new school and environment very smooth. At school the girls have been embracing every learning opportunity they get and have excelled as confident and balanced students. Their eagerness to work hard, the caring friends they have made and the leadership skills they are developing, reflect the personal attention, the love and the skillfulness of the teachers to bring out the best in our girls. Because of the Dutch stream our girls are still able to be exposed to and study their mother tongue on a regular basis at school and at the same time are able to enjoy the benefits of an International School.
The Rathi Family: Mona & Munish, Sanskriti Y9 and Dhriti Y5
When we were transferred to Thailand from India, we were slightly anxious about how our daughters would adjust to a new country, a new culture and especially a new school. We were indeed pleasantly surprised to see our daughters being seamlessly integrated into the open and multi-cultural environment that St Andrews provides. So much so that they are always looking forward to going to school, and get themselves engrossed in seemingly effortless but deeply enriching learning environment. The best element of St Andrews, that we particularly like, is its teachers. They are not only well qualified and highly experienced, but they appreciate the differences between diverse religions and cultures.
The Schouten Family: Martijn & Geesje, Camiel Y7, Lucas Y4, Steyn Y2
St Andrews Green Valley is a welcoming school that offers a great community environment. The school is large enough to provide all the facilities but small enough that parents, children and teachers know each other. If you enter the school you feel at home. Our three children particularly enjoy the balanced combination of studies, sporting activities as well extra curricular activities. The learning environment combines theory and integrated learning journeys. This really motivates our children and gives them a broad understanding and supports their development. Being Dutch, we of course highly appreciate the Dutchstream at St Andrews that is accredited by the Dutch government.
The Hickox Family: Chandra & Andrew, Bella Y13 and Jordan Y13
We are a British / Australian family and we moved to Thailand in December 2004. Our twin daughters have attended St Andrews School since January 2005, and they will graduate this year from the IB Diploma Programme. St Andrews has been an excellent school for our daughters; it’s set amongst a golf course estate with a beautiful green and open environment. Since we first sent them to the school fourteen years ago, we have watched the school grow and yet is has always maintained its close sense of community. The class sizes are small, the facilities are constantly improving and the teachers and staff have been inspiring educators and motivators for my daughters. Our girls have received a wonderful education at St Andrews; they’ve always had lots of support, motivation, encouragement and opportunities. We are so happy to have been able to send them to this very special place of learning for the entire course of their school years.
The Bastien Family: Gregory & Laurie, Connor (Graduated), Sam Y11, Victor Y9, Jocelyn Y7 and Plai Y3
We chose St. Andrews when we moved to Thailand because we felt it would provide the best educational environment for our children. The teachers really know the children and take an interest in their individual growth. Our time here over the 8 years has reinforced that we made the right decision. We have had our 5 children in every year from Reception through to IB and it is apparent that the school hires extraordinary teachers. They are exceptional for their knowledge, how they encourage learning and how they help each child reach their potential. Our children's learning abilities vary widely, but the teachers and support staff have worked hard to ensure each of them are progressing at a pace that fits their individual learning needs. What has impressed us even further is how the administration have made improvements every year with continuous developments of the facilities and the educational programs.