We treat all of our students as individuals with different aspirations and potential. We take the time to get to know our students so that we can educate, support and encourage every single one of them to be the best they can be.
To show you how this works in practice we would like to tell you the story of Maitoe. He is an extremely polite and eloquent young Thai boy and you would be forgiven for thinking that he had spoken English all of his life. The truth is, that when Maitoe joined TraillInternational School in 2014, he could barely speak or read English.
After a year in our ESL (English as a second language) full immersion class and through hard work and support from our talented teachers and his family, he was able to exit ESL and enter mainstream classes. He said that at first he did struggle to “think in English”, but the more he persisted, the easier it got. He isinspired every day by his teachers, whose passion for their subjects helps to bring the lessons alive for him.
In June 2018 Maitoe achieved an incredible 8 ICCSE examination passes with A*, A and B grades and is now studying for his AS examinations in Business Studies, Mathematics and Physics.
That is not the whole of Maitoe’s story however, because he is also a talented footballer who plays regularly for our Traill U16 football team. He trains every day and encourages younger students to get involved in the sport.
This June, we arranged for him to travel to Scotland as part of the Traill Elite Football Programm to train with Dundee United Football Club for three months. He so impressed their coaches with his skills and attitude, that they chose him to play in several reserve matches against some of their fiercest competitors. Few players of his age and probably none within Thailand will have played at such a high level.
Maitoe thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feels that he gained invaluable insight into the life of a professional footballer from everyone at the club, including first team players and coaches.
We pride ourselves that at Traill we are able to offer our students real opportunities to succeed, whether they are academics, athletes or talented musicians and actors. At Traill we achieve together.