PATHANA PANYATHIP FOUNDER, DIRECTOR
MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Sabaidee! Welcome to Panyathip International School It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our Panyathip International School in Vientiane. Let me introduce myself – I am the Founder and Director of the school and first opened Panyathip International School in 2001. Over the past 15 years, we have grown into a Early Years, Primary and Secondary International School, with four campuses in Vientiane. Panyathip was the first International School to be accredited by the Cambridge Curriculum and we are now a Cambridge Examination Centre where we offer the International General Certificate of Education examinations. We were the first school in Laos that offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). For our Lao students, we also offer the Lao curriculum and examinations. I am therefore pleased that at Panyathip we can offer the breadth in the curriculum to meet the needs of the diverse International and Lao community. I would like to thank you for considering our school for your child(ren) and wish you a pleasant visit of our school.
TEACHER CHRIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR
MESSAGE FROM SCHOOL MANAGING DIRECTOR
Welcome to Panyathip International School ! There were two important factors that impressed me most about Panyathip International School when I arrived in 2017; today they remain the same motivation for me coming into school each day: Firstly our Director’s passion and ambition which means that the school continues to move forward on a journey of Self-Improvement so that the school really does offer an excellent, flexible and portable programme both in and out of the classroom. We know we are not perfect but we are committed to improving. . Secondly our students and the way they embrace everything that the school offers and the positive spirit they engender - so much so that teachers coming to the school for the first time often comment on what a delight they are to teach ! Panyathip Campuses provide the kind of education which our parents want for their children. The characteristics include creating a warm, friendly and purposeful atmosphere on each campus, where everyone is treated as an individual and students have a wide selection of opportunities. Of course, our focus in the classroom is very important and our Cambridge Examination results have improved year on year so that students who join us and work hard can expect to achieve their potential. Increasingly, we seek external validation of what we do, so that our community has the reassurance and confidence of knowing that reputable international educational associations have visited us to validate our work. And we provide this, conscious of the need to ensure the best value for money that we can offer, we want as many young people as possible to “Become the Best that You can Be”! Please come and see us for yourself … and join us on this exciting educational journey.
PATHANA PANYATHIP FOUNDER, DIRECTOR
MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Sabaidee! Welcome to Panyathip International School It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our Panyathip International School in Savannakhet. Let me introduce myself – I am the Founder and Director of the school and first opened Panyathip International School in 2001. Over the past 15 years, we have grown into a Early Years, Primary and Secondary International School, with four campuses in Vientiane. Panyathip was the first International School to be accredited by the Cambridge Curriculum and we are now a Cambridge Examination Centre where we offer the International General Certificate of Education examinations. We were the first school in Laos that offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). For our Lao students, we also offer the Lao curriculum and examinations. I am therefore pleased that at Panyathip we can offer the breadth in the curriculum to meet the needs of the diverse International and Lao community. I would like to thank you for considering our school for your child(ren) and wish you a pleasant visit of our school.
JOHN GWYN JONES, MANAGING DIRECTOR
MESSAGE FROM SCHOOL MANAGING DIRECTOR
Welcome to the Panyathip International School website. We look forward to sharing an exceptional academic relationship with you that will be supportive and successful. In today’s rapidly changing and challenging world we believe it to be the school’s primary task to foster in its community a life-long love of learning and a sense of responsible citizenship. Our educational programmes are designed to develop the understanding, skills and attitudes that support this. We believe that as we move through the processes of inquiry, discussion, decision making and reflection, we develop an understanding of ourselves, of other people and of our world. Panyathip International School school provides a very special learning environment that develops outstanding citizens who are moral, respectful, and have a strong sense of identity. We are very proud of the achievements of our past and present students. Panyathip International School is unique – it offers not only an impressive academic programme, but an exciting curriculum both in and beyond the classroom that ensures the education of the whole person.
MS. KETSAVANH PANYATHIP, DIRECTOR
MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR
We want to welcome you and your child to Panyathip Early Years School. We are looking forward to providing exciting new and meaningful experiences year after year. It is during the first 5 years of life that children form attitudes about themselves, others, learning and their environment. These attitudes last a lifetime, so we work very hard to find ways to help children develop positive attitudes towards life and learning. We have a great combination of talented and qualified teachers with qualities that complement and bring out the best in each other. We enjoy working together, sharing ideas, and helping your children become readers and learners for life. We make sure that we provide a happy, secure and safe environment so that our little ones can experience opportunities and explore what they can do inside the classroom and beyond. We facilitate in helping them develop the value of courtesy, consideration and individual responsibility. With unconditional love and gentle care, we help shape their young minds to be ready for the world that is waiting for them. We consistently strive to become a healthier school and bring good nutrition to the forefront by implementing a “Healthy Snack Policy”. We motivate our students to be more aware of the healthy food that they need to eat at a very young age. Health and Nutrition is an essential part of their everyday learning. Educating a child is most successful when parents and schools work together in the best interests of the child. We welcome our dear parents’ input and assistance in educating their children. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. The goal of our programme is to meet your child’s needs not only intellectually but also physically, socially and emotionally. We work diligently here at school to provide our beloved children with wonderful experiences through a balance of play and academics in order for them to develop skills necessary to become constructive members of the community. Thank You!
“BECOME THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE”
- PIS is an international school committed to high standards. We aim to educate and develop future leaders and citizens equipped with global competency.
- PIS aims to create a community of students who achieve academic excellence and develop personal growth through a balance of moral values, social responsibility, gender equality and environmental awareness.
- PIS celebrates its diverse community through the delivery of an International as well as a Lao curriculum.
- PIS recognises that every individual has a strength and is ambitious for all our students, as well as staff, in achieving their potential through creating a community that is happy and caring.
WE AIM TO
- To develop students who can think independently and critically, operate effectively and adapt successfully to a continually changing world.
- To provide a caring and socially responsible learning environment so that students develop mentally into well-rounded adult citizens of the wider societies of both Laos and the world.
- To interact conscientiously and caringly with parents and guardians and at a professional level with relevant government bodies and overseas organizations concerning the welfare, development and education of the students.
- To remain receptive to new developments, methods, techniques and knowledge in education and learning in order to maintain high standards of professionalism in teaching and educational management.
- To provide a quality English medium education for both Lao and foreign nationals that is relevant to the needs of those who will pursue college and university level studies or work abroad.
- To provide a high standard of education in Lao for Lao nationals and others who wish also to study through the medium of the Lao language.
STAFF & STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO
- Value the richness of Lao culture
- Value their or others’ cultures by showing respect for each other
- Work as individuals or as part of a team
- Make, and act upon, informed choices concerning moral, ethical and aesthetic issues
- Develop lively and positive inquiring minds
- Strive for excellence at all times
- Take pride in their own achievements and in the success of others
- Lead a balanced and thoughtful life
In 2001, Pathana Panyathip and Damien Lim decided to build a school for Lao nationals. Our founders wanted the students to experience an education with international standards, upholding the Lao values and cultures. In its first year, the school offered Kindergarten to Grade 3 with a total of 38 students and 12 teachers.
From these humble beginnings, the school has undergone a remarkable transformation. Since the number of students (including foreign students) has grown rapidly, the school has moved twice from the first campus in Naxay Village, Saysettha District to the present site in Sapanthong Neua, Sisattanak District. Also, to accommodate the demands for our Kindergarten School, a separate campus in Sapanthong Tai, Sisattanak District was also built.
In 2015 Panyathip opened another new purpose built campus in Savannakhet in order to assist the development of the province by providing high quality British international education for locals and expats. Since opening the school has grown and in 2018/2019 will go up to Year 10.
In 2017 a second Kindergarten was opened in Nonsavanh village and in 2018 will begin its primary classes.
In 2018 a purpose built Primary School close to the Kindergarten was opened making the school unique in Laos by providing purpose-built facilities for all three major phases of learning.