Buds International School Phuket
Buds International School Phuket is the oldest established child care facility in Phuket. At Buds we offer a curriculum from nursery through to primary levels. This boutique school in Chalong, Phuket is now located in a brand new facility designed specifically to care for and teach your children. We cater to children between the ages of 18 months and 11 years and we are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Extra English and Thai classes from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and aftercare to 5 pm is also available.
Emphasis is placed on teaching your children how to get along and communicate with children of their own age from different cultural backgrounds; as well as to teach your child to communicate with the adults on the staff. The playing of games in a group, sing-a-longs, the sharing of toys, and other activities are all designed to help develop your child's social skills at a young age. As the children progress and get older we begin to introduce core subjects such as English, math, science and social studies in order to prepare them for secondary education. At the same time of course we try very hard to make your child's stay at Buds Phuket a happy and fulfilling experience. Children having fun are learning without realizing they are being taught.
We are conveniently located on the main road from Chalong Circle to Phuket Town just 1.2 kilometres North of the Chalong Circle. Coming from Chalong we will be on your right. Our new school is opposite and 100 meters past the Wine Connection. Transportation in new school busses with Western safety seats is available. We welcome all prospective parents to come visit us between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm and see the school in operation. We have a very low ratio of children to staff to children. This insures that your child is always supervised and encouraged.
Our classes are limited to 14 children per teacher again to maximize the child's learning experience and to insure your children's safety we maintain at least a 3.5 to 1 pupil to staff ratio. All of our staff truly love children and we all enjoy working with them, especially as we see the children learn, grow and develop into more accomplished individuals. All of our Thai teachers speak English and both they and the school are licensed by Phuket province. Our "Farang" teachers all are native English speakers and have college degrees.
We are licensed and regulated by the Thailand Ministry of Education and have won awards for excellence from them.
News, Events and Field Trips:
We started our new school year and semester 1 on January 6, 2014. In December the children enjoyed their end of semester field trip; the nursery as well as the K-1 and K-2 classes went to the Phuket Zoo where they were entertained with monkey, alligator and elephant shows. The K-3 and Primary school classes all spend the day at Sapan Hin Park in Phuket Town where they enjoyed the park’s playground, a number of outdoor games, a pick nick as well as lots of fun and games on the beach.
Primary School Curriculum:
We have made a major change and upgrade to our primary school curriculum. We have adopted the world wide “Common Core Curriculum Standards” and will be using the many modern text books that have been specifically developed for this standard. This will enable us to provide a clear consistent learning progression all the way from our Kindergarten through to our Primary School classes.
We continue to offer swimming classes to all our students both in the Kindergarten as well as the Primary School. In addition we offer tennis lessons to the children in our Primary School. The lessons provide an introduction into the world of sports and are fun and beneficial as well as teaching discipline and healthy living.