On behalf of Srinakharinwirot University and Prasarnmit Demonstration School, it gives me great pleasure to present you with details of our International Programme.
We are extremely proud to have been the first government school in Thailand to offer such a programme, we are also proud to be a registered Cambridge International Centre and for our students to be achieving outstanding results in internationally recognised English in 2017.
Satit Prasarnmit International Programme aims to create confident learners who have a developing international perspective, and are thoroughly equipped to enroll on degree courses in Internatioal Programmes at Thai Universities or on degree courses at universities in courntries across the English-speaking world.
I thank you for your interest and involvement, and look forward to welcoming you as parents and students of Satit Prasarnmit International Programme.
Assistant Director Message
Since its establishment less than ten years ago, SPIP, though relatively small, has proved that it is ideally equipped to run an exceptional educational programme. In its short history, SPIP has concentrated on the development of its students in an academic, social, creative and sporting capacity. Supported by a well qualified teaching staff, our students are encouraged to strengthen both their thinking and team working skills. This holistic approach coupled with skilled pedagogy equips our children for the rigours of the outside world. We are proud of our continued academic success but we will strive to extend our expectations.
A committee of SPIP
A committee of SPIP
academically, and morally, while also paying particular attention to the culture that are uniquely Thai in nature.
I was born in South Africa and I’m a dual national being both British and South African. During my younger years in South Africa I developed a love for sports and exercise, competing for my school in any sport available. It was also at this time I knew that I wanted to become a teacher. My higher educational background is from Leeds Metropolitan University which specialises in sports, exercise and physical education. After my studies I started teaching in Manchester, England developing my skills in Physical Education before moving to Thailand to teach at SPIP in 2012.
My favourite sport is rugby union and during my teens I represented my province in South Africa and after moving to England played rugby at county level. I now have a passion for coaching, and particularly enjoy coaching basketball, football and badminton since moving to Satit Prasarnmit.
My teaching philosophy is that students should have the opportunity to enjoy PE no matter their age or gender, and that sport is about doing your best, not being the best. PE lessons should be fun, competitive and educational as it encourages students to have a passion for the lifelong benefits sport can have on individuals physically, mentally or socially.
I hold a Bachelors First Class Honors Degree in Thai Language and Linguistics and I have earned certification in Teaching License from Teacher Council of Thailand. After graduating from university, I have taught at two international schools, Singapore International School as well as Satit Prasarnmit International Program. I enlighten my students to Thai Culture, allowing them to participate in Thai experiences more deeply. I am Head of Pastoral Care and I also took over the Activities Head position. Regarding my interests for lifelong learning, I have been responsive to the needs of the students, whether in a social, behavioral, or academic issues. I have to ensure that students do not fall behind in their academics. My aim is to provide students with an environment where they can express themselves, be creative and advance academically, work hard in everything you do, stay curios about the world around you and always strive to be happy.
I was born in the Midlands of England, but spent most of my formative years in Scotland and Australia. After returning to the UK, I attended West Bridgford Comprehensive School (Nottingham), and went on to Sheffield Hallam University, where I attained a BA (Hons) in Communication Studies. I also have a Diploma in Education, and am qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language. I have been teaching for almost twenty years, and the majority of those have been in Thailand, although I have also taught in the UK and Italy. I have worked at SPIP for over 6 years, and am currently the Academic Liaison Officer and IELTS teacher. I am a keen sports fan, and have coached both the KS3 and KS4 boys’ football teams in recent seasons, and run the annual SPIP Teachers’ Charity Bike Ride to Ayuthaya.
I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing my South African high school certificate, I attended a Gymnasium Secondary School in Hamburg, Germany. After returning to South Africa, I attended the University of Cape Town, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree double majoring in English Language and Literature, and Psychology; minoring in Law, German, and Education. I spent time working in South Africa, and two years in the United States of America, prior to moving to Bangkok, Thailand. I am currently enrolled at the University of Nottingham, working towards completing a Master’s Degree in Education. 2017 will be my second year teaching at SPIP, and I am the Key Stage 3 Drama teacher, and Year 7 English teacher. I enjoy reading about history, geopolitics, and language; watching films and going to the theatre; and travelling.
I was born in Penang, Malaysia and moved to Bangkok in 2016 to begin secondary school at Harrow International School. I graduated from The University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese and Spanish.
At SPIP, I teach IGCSE and A Level Mandarin, as well as lower secondary ICT. I have 5 years of experience in the education sector in a variety of different countries, such as Spain, England, China, Thailand and Malaysia. Teaching is a passion of mine, as both my parents are international school teachers and it is the career path I always wished to take.
As well as teaching, I thoroughly enjoy studying different languages and cultural artwork and how they influence societies.
My name is Gary Mills and I am originally from Sydney, Australia. This is my fourth consecutive year teaching at SPIP, but it is now my sixteenth year here in Thailand. In that time I have had experience in International Schools, IEP’s, EP’s, and Bilingual schools. Prior to teaching I have worked in management roles in fields including sales, wholesaling, and production. This has allowed my students to benefit by bringing those skills and experience into the classroom through the teaching and learning. I truly have a passion for working with others to reach their full potential and thankful of the positive impact I make on my students lives. Currently I am furthering my studies to gain a Masters of Education in Educational Administration. Even though this takes up a lot of my time, I still have time to follow my passion of motor sport, particularly Supercars Australia and Formula 1. I enjoy many of the aspects of the Thai way of life, especially Thai food.
I am originally from Cornwall in England, but have been working in Thailand since 2008. After finishing my GCSEs and A-Levels, I then graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BSC in Social Science. Having become qualified to teach English as a Second Language, I also completed my Diploma in Education through the University of Nottingham. I taught English in two other schools in Bangkok before joining SPIP in 2012. I am currently teaching English Language to both Key Stage 3 and 4, and my responsibilities include preparing students for their iGCSE examinations. I am also the Head of Blue House, and am tasked with organizing the students for various competitions. As a keen sportsman, I have also enjoyed coaching the girls KS3 basketball team since 2014, as well as helping with the badminton and football clubs.
My name is James Schultz and I am the First Language English teacher at SPIP for key stage 3 and for iGCSE. I have worked at SPIP since August 2018 and have 4 years of prior teaching experience in International schools.
I graduated with honors from the University of Central Lancashire in English Language with a minor in education. I have since been qualified to teach English as a second language and am currently pursuing a Post Graduate Certificate of Education, as well as Cambridge courses specific to my subject, First Language English (0500).
I have loved the English language since I was in primary school myself and I relish the opportunity to share that passion with my students. In my spare time I am an avid reader and film fan. I love teaching in Thailand because of the relaxed lifestyle and warm weather.
I am a South African. Most of my career has been teaching and researching at universities. I enjoy working with students. My last scientific activities have been in nanotechnology where we manipulated the cavities in crystals. My contribution to the scientific team was the synthesis of organic compounds. Mathematics also interests me, and I have explored series of Pythagorean triples. I enjoy astronomy and like to follow the exploration of our solar system. My wife and I love camping and hiking. Thailand presents good opportunities for camping, and in South Africa there are plenty of hiking trails and camp sites for us to enjoy. While out of doors, we like photographing the beauties of nature.
My name is Jeffrey Burke and I am currently the Full-time Science Teacher for year 7 and 8 at Satit Prasarnmit International Programme (SPIP). I graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a degree in Mathematics and Science with Education as a major. My affiliation with SPIP’s started about two years ago as a student teacher completing a work placement programme as part of the university requirements. I joined two of SPIP’s Bridging Course Programmes teaching Maths and Science. Although these were only part time positions, I have subsequently been employed as a full time member of staff after my graduation. I have had experience working in both Thailand and the UK in schools ranging from public to international backgrounds. It is my firm belief that all children can achieve, given the correct encouragement and resources. My goal is to be a teacher that has a relationship with students based on mutual respect, discipline and a will to achieve.
I am currently in my third year at SPIP, teaching Biology to KS4 and Science to KS3 students.
I graduated from The Odessa State Medical University (Ukraine) with a Master’s degree in Pharmacy, where my major subjects were Biology and Chemistry.
Before moving to Thailand in 2018, I was fortunate enough to work for one of the biggest and most prestigious pharmaceutical companies in the Ukraine, where I gained a lot of invaluable experience. I am currently enrolled at the University of Nottingham, working towards my Post Graduate Certificate of Education, followed by a Master’s Degree in Education.
Working at SPIP has been an unbelievably enjoyable experience. I love teaching and sharing my passion for Biology. I believe that students should connect with the sciences through real life situations and examples, which I demonstrate often in lab practicals.
I was born in the USA and was raised in Thailand. After graduating from Ruamrudee International School, I lived in the USA for over ten years while completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical engineering and postdoctoral work in biophysics. I discovered my passion for teaching through high school mentoring programs and teaching assistantships while working on my Ph.D. degree at the University of Southern California. I am now pursuing a master of education degree.
I currently teach IGCSE and International A Level physics at SPIP. In my spare time, I enjoy watching historical documentaries and reading historical fiction and anything written by Ken Follett. I also like creating things, from sewing and delicate needlework to IKEA cabinet construction.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in theoretical physics from the University of Bucharest and a Degree of Master of Science from Tohoku University, Japan. Yes, I speak Japanese :). I read science from a very young age and I have attended various science competitions in my school years, where I won many prizes. I like science, discovery, research, and sharing my knowledge and understanding with my students.
I have taught science in international and national schools and I am a certified teacher for secondary school. I believe that discipline and serious focus on studies lead to great achievements and a successful career later in life and I instill these values in my students in the classroom.
I am Mrs. Rupa Pole and I am an Indian. I’ve been staying in Thailand for the past 24 years and it has become my second home now. My career in teaching started in 2005, and since then I have been teaching Mathematics to Key Stage 3 and 4. This is my third year at SPIP, and it has been a wonderful experience so far. Outside school life, I am a mother of 2 amazing daughters; both have studied engineering in the United States. When I’m not teaching, I’m most likely wrapped up in cooking, travelling or painting.
My self’s Rajan Sharma from India. I have done B.S (Maths Hons.)-State & National Scholar, M.S(Maths), B.Ed. (Maths & Science), M.Ed.(Leadership), Post Graduate Diploma in Computing, Post Graduate Diploma in Business. Since my school age, my target was to be an eminent maths teacher, who can help students learning maths in a simplest way so that students can do maths with passion and can have harmonious development in their lives. I have been teaching high school maths for two decades around in Asian region. I have been head maths teacher in different international schools for about fifteen years. I have been working as head of maths in SPIP, since 2012 and I’m enjoying teaching here.
I'm from Sheffield in England where I was born and grew up. I studied Mathematics at the University of Manchester for three years before training as a teacher at the same place. I worked as a teacher in Manchester before moving to China for a year and then to Thailand. I love the weather and the food in this country and like to spend weekends going to beaches at beautiful islands like Koh Samet or Koh Chang. I'm a big sports fan who loves playing and watching football and have a recent interest in basketball, too. "
I’m from India .I’ve been in international education (UK and Singapore curriculum) for past 10 years teaching ICT and Chemistry in Thailand and learning about this rich and vibrant culture. This is my fifth year in SPIP and I thoroughly enjoy working here. I am passionate about my work and ensure all my students gain knowledge and skills which are essential for their learning and overall development. I love reading and learn more about innovative ways to use students’ interests to help them grasp academic content. It’s my mission to help the students reach their formidable potential and I am excited to be a part of SPIP community.
I am from South Africa. I have an educational degree from Unisa with a triple major in History, Geography and Afrikaans. Currently I teach all KS3 Geography classes I also teach IGCSE up to year eleven. I love all things nature. I enjoy camping and have spent many happy moments exploring the breathtaking natural sights of South Africa and Thailand. I love macro photography because it reveals nature’s secrets unseen to the naked eye. I have been in Thailand for ten years and can truly say that it is the happiest I have ever been. I adore my students and regard my profession as a true blessing. I hope to instill a capacity to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the world in my students .
I graduated both BA and MA in International Relations from Ramkhamheang Universitywas and earned teaching certificate from Sukhothai University. I have been in Education industry from the year 2003 and have been teaching in both Thai and International curriculumns. I have been teaching Thai to varies ages of students from kindergarden to high school students, both Thai and non-Thai students. I have worked at SPIP for over 5 year, and am currently teaching in both Key Stage3 and Key Stage 4 Thai Language and Culture.
My name is ZhangJingji, I am a dedicated Chinese Language
and Culture teacher with over eight years of experience, and
I have been teaching Mandarin to IGCSE students in SPIP for
over two years. I have been teaching Mandarin to varies ages
of students from primary to high school students at three
I obtained a Bachelor’s of degree in Teaching Chinese as a
Foreign Language from Beijing Language and Culture
University in China, and a Master’s degree in Education at
Assumption University, Thailand.
I believe that all students are unique, and I will try my best
to provide a safe environment where students are
encouraged to share their ideas and take challenges.
I am an American-born Thai that has spent the majority of my life in the States. In university I focused my studies on the areas that I loved, graduating with a history and business degree. It was also during the final years of university that I knew my path would take me back to Thailand to begin the first phase of my professional life. Little did I know that I would still be in Thailand ten years later, pursuing my career in education.
My name is Shirlene Pang and I am Singaporean. Psychology is my specialty and the subject I teach at SPIP.
I grew up as a third-culture kid in a few different countries including Singapore, China, Thailand and the UK. My qualifications include a BSc in Psychology and two Master's degrees; one MSc Psychology and one MEd in International Education. As a former researcher, I have published over 20 academic research articles around the topics of psychological health in international science journals. I believe my expertise is beneficial to my students and I hope to provide a safe space for them to explore knowledge without judgement.
Some hobbies of mine include journaling, guitar, bass, calligraphy, zero-waste, scuba diving and giving back to the community we live in.
I am from Pretoria, Gauteng in South Africa. I have qualifications in Graphic Design, Journalism, Social Media Marketing and completed an Master of Business Administration (MBA)through the Australian Institute of Business in 2017. Prior to coming to Thailand, I was a lecturer at various higher education institutions in South Africa spanning more than two decades. It is my goal to instill a passion for entrepreneurship in students as well as to apply all my experience and knowledge for the benefit of my SPIP students. I have a passion for education and love to see learners grow. My hobbies are digital art and photography.
Hello, my name is Jeffrey Ryan Curry (Mr. JC). I am from Phoenix, Arizona, USA This is my first year at Satit Prasarnmit International Programme (SPIP) and I am currently teaching Year 8 ESL. This is also my 5th year of teaching. I have received concurrent B.S. degrees in Geography and Urban Planning and have also completed my Master’s Degree in Linguistics/ESL at Arizona State University. I can speak Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Thai. I have family all over the world (Philippines, Japan, France, Brazil, Mexico, and parts of the US). Currently, I am currently studying for my Teaching License in Elementary Education and Bilingual Education.
I have many hobbies which include mountaineering, hiking, dancing, playing cello (have done so since I was 6 years old), and photography! I have one younger sister named Layla.
Hello! I am originally from San Diego, California, but I’ve lived in Italy, China, and Japan over the last 11 years. After visiting Thailand at least once a year for the past 7 years, I am so excited to finally call The ‘Land of Smiles’ home.
Teaching is my passion and I have been doing it for nearly 8 years. In the past, I have worked for the Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages and NYU’s Tokyo campus in Tokyo, Japan. Moving forward, I am thankful to start my first year at SPIP teaching Global Perspectives and History to Key Stage 3 students.
When I’m not teaching, I am usually traveling, listening to music, writing or working on my photography. I’ve been to 36 countries so far, and I have many more to go.
My name is Angus Wade and I am from the United Kingdom. I am the Global Perspectives Teacher for years 9, 10 and 11 here at Satit Prasarnmit International Programme (SPIP). As for my educational background, I have a 1st class Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods (BSc). I then went on to gain a studentship for high achievement to complete my Master’s Degree in Applied Quantitative Methods (MSc) where I achieved a Distinction. I moved to Thailand to work for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific for 6 months as an intern before becoming a teacher. I am passionate about teaching Social Sciences, as it is vital that students understand the societies and world they live in today.
My name is Lalida Puengklai. I’m a PSHE teacher and also a school counselor, taking care of all students from Year 7 to Year 13. As for my educational background, I have a first class Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University. My role as a PSHE teacher and a school counselor has truly been rewarding and passionate about working with students, identifying students need and developing positive behavior to ensure student success and cope with different situations as they grow up, and skills to make safe choices as they prepare to become adults.
I graduated from Silpakorn university in sport science where I was the captain of the university rugby team and also head of the rugby club. For my sport background, I have been playing football since I was in a primary school and increased my interest in basketball when I was in secondary school. For my work experiences, I worked in several fitness companies for more than 6 years. I learned many exercising sports and skills excluded what I have learned in the university. It was a time that I learned aerobic dance, step dance, RPM, body step and functional training. It was not only sport skills I have developed, but also skills to teach others. I know how people feel when they need to exercise , they are not given correct guidelines. I also improved my interpersonal skills which helped me a lot when I first became a teacher. Currently, I have been working here for more than 3 years and keep on developing myself to be one of the best teachers among my colleagues.
My goal of teaching PE here is not only to teach the students about sport skills, but also address the benefits of exercises. Once students learn the basic skills it helps them to be able to build higher level skills after graduating from school. I expect that the benefit they are gaining will lead them to have a better, healthier life and future.
I graduated with a bachelor's degree from Srinakharinwirot University in Health and Physical Education.I am about to graduate with the same university degree in Health and Physical Education Management. The reason I chose to study at the master's degree level is not only to help me understand my physical level, but also because it gives me the skills to teach and transfer knowledge to students at all levels. I am very passionate about teaching physical education. Physical education did not only give me good health, but also inspired me to try to teach students the skills in living with others in society, sportsmanship, winning and losing. I am patient with events that occurred with a sudden, resentful temper, this is all my passion for the word “physical education”.
The sport that I pay special attention to while studying at secondary school is basketball, it makes me happy and encourages me to go to school and compete with other schools. My society is wider and I gain more friends on the way.It was a very happy time. When I first entered university, I became interested in swimming because it was charming and there are many things that require us to practice compete with ourselves, time and practice hard when we want to be good swimmers. It was a practice of patience for me at that time.
When entering the working age, I have the opportunity to work in many schools, I started to learn swimming skills seriously because of this. I still remember the first time I taught a child to swim, I was so happy I couldn't explain it into words. It's like helping a child with water skills, allowing him to build on his favorite water sport, and most importantly, he knows how to save his own life, from then on, my feelings began to change. I really have the motivation to make children be able to swim on their own. Of course, the goal in my teacher life was to teach students to save their lives and not to be afraid of water sports, but more importantly, my goal is to make students love exercising and have a good attitude with physical education so that it will result in them growing into adults with good skills and perfect bodies in the future.
Hello! I’m Grace and I am from the Philippines. I have 14 years’ experience working as a Learning Support Staff ranging from Early Years to Secondary level. My duties involve organizing learning activities tailored to students with special needs, learning capacities and Intellectual Disabilities. My broad experience as a Learning Support teacher have ultimately shape my own personal philosophies for teaching and education, it also taught me the value of patience and encouragement. As an educator I believe that every child is special, unique and has the ability to learn in distinct ways. I also love learning new things and can easily adapt in different work settings.
History of Satit Prasarnmit International Programme
With 60 years experience, Prasarnmit Demonstration School is an institution that is representative Synonymous with the word “quality”.
The School operates within the education faculty of Srinakharinwirot University. It is an institution that moulds good management techniques by the administrators with sound educational approaches by all the teachers in order to train the students to be knowledgeable in all aspects and to be expert in technology. The teachers plan the curriculum, develop a range of teaching methods and assess the results.
The academic programme is primarily structured for students who wish to enter Universities overseas, or international programmes at Thai Universities.The SPIP programme is accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education (MOE) which recognises the SPIP diploma as equivalent to the Thai secondary school certificate