Wanting to create a competitive international school that offers the best education and development opportunities for students, Wisdom joined hands with Rugby School UK to launch its ‘one of a kind’ international school in Thailand.
“After extensive research, we decided that Chonburi would be the perfect location for Rugby School Thailand. Our property in Chonburi offers the ideal setting for an international school.”
“The reason we chose Rugby School UK as our partner school was because they offer an impressive culture of excellence, a highly-regarded pastoral care system, great opportunities to develop children’s interests and abilities as well as an outstanding record of entry to the top universities of the world.”
With the launch of the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools in 2017 and the Senior School in 2018, the ethos, values, traditions, and heritage of Rugby School UK will play a vital role.
“We see a significant difference between a typical international school and what Rugby School Thailand has to offer. Our British Private School approach ensures that academic excellence, sport, music, art, or drama are all central to the curriculum, and that a broad range of co-curricular activities help children to develop interests and enthusiasms that will last a lifetime.
“The traditional values of moral substance, fair play, compassion, and consideration for others are what makes ‘the whole person’ and what sets us apart from the rest.
“We presented our plans to over 14 schools in the UK and, though we received positive feedback from one and all, we chose to partner with Rugby School UK. With its 450-year legacy and name, we see a track record of success from the students, not only academically but also as leaders in politics, business, sports and the arts.
“We have developed our academic curriculum based on the British private school model, so the quality of education we provide at Rugby School Thailand will be comparable to its namesake.
“Rugby School Thailand will share Rugby School UK’s DNA in all important respects. We are the only school in Thailand that offers the necessary combination of experience, space, location, and ambition to reproduce the quality education that draws millions overseas to the top British private schools every year.”
Offering valuable access to its 450 years of educational and pastoral heritage, Rugby School Thailand recognises that modern education requires the development of ‘the whole person’ – mind, body, and spirit – and Rugby School Thailand will offer curriculum and activities that reflect this philosophy.
“Our House system will help develop teamwork and discipline which helps build compassion, brotherhood, and bonding amongst the students. We combine the benefits of the Thai educational system with the Rugby School system to offer our students the best of both worlds.
“As for our teachers, we are very lucky to have a hands-on headmaster, Mr Nigel Westlake, who has over 15 years of headship experience at two UK Prep schools, to help lay the foundations of our academic curriculum from the start. He started working with us from the concept creation and design process, and he will ensure that our teachers offer the students the best education and care they deserve. The teachers are chosen very carefully, and must pass an evaluation from Rugby School UK as well.”
Also on offer is a student and teacher exchange programme with Rugby School UK to help broaden horizons through experiencing cultures and traditions overseas.
“We would like to put the parents’ minds at ease. We will take the best care of their children in all aspects, whether it is food, discipline, values, morals, or academic growth.
“The most important investment for families is the investment in their children’s education. Choosing schools is a very important decision. We are certain that Rugby school Thailand can provide the answer for those parents who want the very best education and opportunity for their children.”
Rugby School Thailand is a selective school focusing on assessing three key areas: academic ability and potential, talents and potential in other fields (sports, music, drama, and art); and qualities of character. The minimum academic standard and a minimum level in English will have to be met by all Prep and Senior School pupils, and strengths in any one of the three key areas may lead to the offer of a place.
The Prep and Pre-Prep School will open from pre-Nursery up to Year 6 (10 years old) in September 2017. Years 7 -13 will open in September 2018, with boarding available from Year 3 (7 years old).
Rugby School Thailand
188/1 Moo 1, Khao Mai Kaew,
Bang Lamung District, Chonburi.
084 900 9005, 084 900 9006,
02 656 0055.