Bangkok Patana School

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Bangkok Patana School
"Fulfilling Potential"
Location
Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates 13°39′47″N 100°37′19″E / 13.66306°N 100.62194°E / 13.66306; 100.62194Coordinates: 13°39′47″N 100°37′19″E / 13.66306°N 100.62194°E / 13.66306; 100.62194
Information
Type Private, Mixed Day "British International School"
Established 1957
Founder Rozamund Stuetzel
Enrollment 2200
School colour(s) Patana Montrachet Red, Patana Blue and Patana Grey. Black and orange for sports
Mascot Tigers
Accreditation
CIS and NEASC
Website

Bangkok Patana School (Thai: โรงเรียนบางกอกพัฒนา) is a British International School located in Bang Na District, Bangkok, Thailand.[1] Established in 1957, the school offers a British style of education to over 2200 pupils.[citation needed]

Academic offerings[edit]

Bangkok Patana School follows the English National Curriculum up to the end of Key Stage 3 and then offers a combination of IGCSEs and GCSEs in Key Stage 4. In Senior Studies ( Key Stage 5, Year 12 and 13,) it offers the IB Diploma.

The school is divided into two sections: the Primary school (Nursery-Year 6) and the Secondary school (Year 7-Year 13). Bangkok Patana School is affiliated with the Council of International Schools.[citation needed]

Events[edit]

Throughout the year, the school hosts events such as busking day (Primary only), bring and buy sales, bake sales, and concerts. Events that do not interrupt the school week include dance competitions, school plays, and secondary dances. The school also hosted the first TEDxYouth Event in South-East Asia, TEDxBangkokPatanaSchool. Often the music department hosts concerts pertaining to a particular style of music; these include the Patana Jazz and Blues, Patana Classic, Patana Plugged and Patana Unplugged, Summer Concerts, Christmas Concerts, etc.

Sports[edit]

The sports teams in the school compete under the name and mascot of "Tigers". Each sports teams use variations of the Tiger name, such as the tiger sharks for the swim team. Teams compete in tournaments such as BISAC, SEASAC and FOBISSEA even at the Varsity level in sports like Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Softball, Swimming, Badminton and Athletics.[citation needed] Bangkok Patana School opened their new sports hall in 2007 (to commemorate their 50th anniversary), which was opened by HRH the Princess of Thailand.[citation needed] Bangkok Patana School along with other schools from around South-East Asia compete in the FOBISSEA tournament every year.[citation needed] They have a range of, U9, U11, U13, U15, Junior Varsity and Varsity.

Arts Centre[edit]

A new Arts Centre which constructed in Autumn 2010. A section from the weekly Patana newsletter states:

"The new building will have a floor space of just under 10,000 square metres over three levels and will include a 600-seat tiered auditorium, 300-seat black box auditorium, drama rooms, recording studio, music teaching rooms and individual practice rooms, art rooms and photography darkroom."

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Bangkok Patana School. Retrieved on 26 March 2013. "Postal Address : Bangkok Patana School, 643 La Salle Road (Sukhumvit 105), Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand" - Thai: "โรงเรียนบางกอกพัฒนา 643 ถ.ลาซาล (สุขุมวิท 105) แขวง/เขต บางนา กรุงเทพฯ 10260" Map, Print map

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