A word from the Principal
Thank you for showing an interest in Garden International School, Eastern Seaboard, Ban Chang. We are a school that recognises the child as the centre of learning, and our classes are taught by highly motivated and well-qualified teachers, supported by high quality facilities and services.
We offer a curriculum using the British system as a framework up to Year 11, but with a deliberate and
enriching international bias. Year 11 students can enter for up to ten IGCSEs with Cambridge
International Examinations. Students in Years 12 and 13 undertake the challenge of the International
Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, enabling access to universities worldwide.
Our community represents around 40 countries and our teachers are experienced at integrating students with a wide variety of cultural, linguistic and academic backgrounds. The diversity of our community enriches us all. We have a series of strong support programmes in English to allow for rapid student integration into our mainstream curriculum, students of all abilities are able to access the curriculum and we are very proud of their achievements. Our students also display excellence in a variety of sports and in the performing and creative arts.
We hold students, and indeed parents and the wider GIS community, to our Core Values. Students of the school are expected to be Generous, Internationally Minded and Studious. We hope that our students learn the importance of having principles, caring for others and of balance in life; that they are open-minded and knowledgeable communicators; that they inquire, think and reflect on their learning and are prepared to take responsible risks.
We have an active and very supportive Friends of Garden PTA who offer support to parents new to the
school, and provide regular focused meetings and presentations on issues important to parents.
Whether you are a permanent resident in the area, a new arrival or even if you are looking to leave your child in the care of our Boarding House I hope that you feel Garden International School, Eastern Seaboard, Ban Chang is a place where we can help your child grow into a capable, confident and responsible member of society.
Ms. Jackie Houghton