Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools

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Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools
Pcshs school logo.png
Logo of PCSHS
Location
Thailand
Information
School typePublic, Boarding, Secondary Science School
MottoPaṇya Yatthaŋ Vippa Shati
Established (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 26)
The first 4 schools were established
Founded1993
FounderPrincess Chulabhorn
StatusOngoing
School boardSteering Committee, Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools
AuthorityOffice of the Basic Education Commission
OversightMinistry of Education (Thailand)
AdministratorBunrak Yotphet[1]
Head of schools groupChatree Pradutchon
Grades7–12 (Mathayom 1–6)
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment720 (Since academic year 2014)
 • Grade 796
 • Grade 896
 • Grade 996
 • Grade 10144
 • Grade 11144
 • Grade 12144
Average class size24
Medium of languageThai, English
LanguageThai, English
Classrooms30
Campus typeRural
School colour(s)         Blue and Orange
SloganProud, Honor, Morality, and Bright-minded Academics, while Following The Mission of The Princess
SongMarch of Princess Chulabhorn's College
O-NET average56.30% (Academic year 2017)
Budget946.5746 million Baht (FY 2018)[2]
School feesFull scholarship awarded to all students


Princess Chulabhorn Science High School (Thai: โรงเรียนวิทยาศาสตร์จุฬาภรณราชวิทยาลัย; RTGSRongrian Witthayasat Chulaphon Ratchawitthayalai), also known as PCSHS, is the name given to a group of science coeducation boarding schools that was established by the Thai Ministry of Education to honor science-oriented Princess Chulabhorn in 1993 when she was 36 years old. PCSHS focuses on developing the talents of students in grades 7-12 (secondary and high school students) in science, mathematics, technology, and environment to support science and technology professionals in Thailand.

School Name[edit]

When the first 4 schools were established, This Ministry of Education (MOE) named that schools "Chaloem Phrakiat Somdet Phrachao Lukthoe Chaofa Chulabhorn Walailak Akkhraratcha Kumari" (Thai: เฉลิมพระเกียรติสมเด็จพระเจ้าลูกเธอเจ้าฟ้าจุฬาภรณวลัยลักษณ์อัครราชกุมารี), followed by name of school located province. In the late 1993, Princess Chulabhorn give the permission to adapted her royal cypher to be the schools' logo and give the new schools' name "Princess Chulabhorn's College" (Thai: จุฬาภรณราชวิทยาลัย), followed by name of school located province.[3]

On August 6, 2018, MOE announces that Prince Chulabhorn give the royal permission to MOE to change the name of "Princess Chulabhorn's College" to "Princess Chulabhorn Science High School" on July 3, 2018.[4]

School[edit]

The PCSHS includes 12 boarding schools. They are:[5]

No. School Est. date Province within service area
1 PCSHS Nakhon Si Thammarat (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 26) Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Phatthalung and Songkhla
2 PCSHS Chiang Rai (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 26) Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nan, Phayao, Phrae, Mae Hong Son, Lampang and Lamphun
3 PCSHS Trang (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 26) Trang, Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga and Ranong
4 PCSHS Buriram (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 26) Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Sisaket, Surin and Maha Sarakham
5 PCSHS Mukdahan (1994-04-04) April 4, 1994 (age 25) Mukdahan, Ubon Ratchathani, Kalasin, Nakhon Phanom, Yasothon, Roi Et and Amnat Charoen
6 PCSHS Satun (1994-05-20) May 20, 1994 (age 25) Satun, Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani
7 PCSHS Phetchaburi (1994-06-02) June 2, 1994 (age 25) Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Samut Songkhram and Suphan Buri
8 PCSHS Loei (1994-06-02) June 2, 1994 (age 25) Loei, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Sakon Nakhon, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu and Bueng Kan
9 PCSHS Phitsanulok (1995-02-03) February 3, 1995 (age 24) Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit, Phetchabun, Sukhothai and Uttaradit
10 PCSHS Lopburi (1995-02-03) February 3, 1995 (age 24) Lopburi, Chai Nat, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong and Uthai Thani
11 PCSHS Pathumthani (1995-07-31) July 31, 1995 (age 24) Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan and Bangkok
12 PCSHS Chonburi (1996-03-19) March 19, 1996 (age 23) Chonburi, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Trat, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Rayong and Sakaeo

Curriculum[edit]

Originally, the curriculum depended on The Ministry of Education but the schools' course of instruction was changed in 2010 by cooperation of Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (Public Organization), a Thailand science high school, and have used this curriculum since then.[6] The PCSHS students receive scholarships from the government for study, food, accommodation, etc.[5]

Symbols[edit]

The schools' logo is a crown cover letter “จภ.” (Jaw-Por). “จภ.” is the short version of the name of Princess Chulabhorn Walailak. The symbolic colors are blue, representing the Thai monarchy, a security-oriented, strict disciplinarian. And red-orange, which represents the traditional Thai color for Thursday, the day that Princess Chulabhorn Walailak was born (4 July 1957).

The symbolic tree is Spathodea (Thai: แคแสด). This tree has orange-red flowers that represent the symbolic color of the schools.

The school’s quote is “Moral lead academic matter”. It shows that the PCSHS students have moral principle to bring their knowledge to use.

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ "คณะกรรมการบริหารและคณะที่ปรึกษา โครงการพัฒนาโรงเรียนจุฬาภรณราชวิทยาลัยให้เป็นโรงเรียนวิทยาศาสตร์ภูมิภาค". Steering Committee, Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools (in Thai). Office of the Basic Education Commission. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  2. ^ "The Third Series of Thailand's Budget Document FY 2018: Cost Spending List, Updated by Budget Act B.E. 2017, Book No. 8(1), Article 23: Ministry of Education (1)" (PDF). Bureau of The Budget. Bureau of The Budget. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  3. ^ "ประวัติ โรงเรียนวิทยาศาสตร์จุฬาภรณราชวิทยาลัย นครศรีธรรมราช". Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Nakhon Si Thammarat (in Thai). Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Nakhon Si Thammarat. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  4. ^ "ประกาศกระทรวงศึกษาธิการ เรื่อง การเปลี่ยนชื่อโรงเรียนจุฬาภรณราชวิทยาลัย" (PDF). Royal Thai Government Gazette (in Thai). Secretariat of the Cabinet. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  5. ^ a b Project of Development of Princess Chulabhorn's College group of schools for gifted student in Maths and Science (Draft for cabinet summit)
  6. ^ Memorandum of Understanding between Mahidol Wittayanusorn School and 12 schools of Princess Chulabhorn's College

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