Does the school’s teaching approach emphasize academics or holistic development?

The teaching and learning approach at Daroonpat High School focus on the physical and mental development of students, encouraging critical thinking, reasoning, and practical application through various teaching methods. Children are given opportunities to learn through activities and play, emphasising experiential learning or “Learning by Doing”. The school does not solely emphasise classroom learning but also incorporates out-of-classroom activities, such as field trips conducted once per semester, to provide students with direct experiences. Furthermore, it promotes confidence, self-expression, and academic advancement in tandem.

What curriculum does Daroonpat High School use?

Daroonpat High School follows the English Program curriculum set by the Ministry of Education, which is conducted in English. This program includes instructions in both English and Thai according to the proportions determined by the school. Additionally, the school offers Chinese language instruction as an additional subject.

What grade levels are taught?

Daroonpat High School offers classes from Preparatory (Pre G.1) level to Grade G.1 through Grade G.12. The number of students per classroom and the number of teachers assigned per class vary based on the grade level.

What is the student-to-teacher ratio per classroom?

The student-to-room ratio for each grade level is as follows: For Pre Grade G.1 to Grade G.6, the number of students per room does not exceed 25. For Grade G.7 to Grade G.12, the number of students per room does not exceed 30.

The ratio of regular teachers per classroom varies depending on the grade level. For each grade level, the ratio is as follows:

For Pre G.1 to Grade G.6: The number of regular teachers per room is typically one, regardless of the specific number of students in the class.

For Grade 7 to Grade G.12: The number of regular teachers per room is typically one, regardless of the specific number of students in the class.

What are the strengths of Daroonpat High School?

The strengths of Daroonpat High School can be summarized as follows:

Firstly, the school boasts foreign teachers who teach English as native speakers, originating from countries where English is the official language.

Secondly, in addition to adhering to the standard curriculum set by the Ministry of Education, the school emphasizes a learning-through-play approach, focusing on creative activities. Furthermore, play activities are structured to incorporate educational content and ensure language acquisition.

Thirdly, the student population at Daroonpat High School is appropriately proportioned, allowing teachers to provide comprehensive care and attention to each student.

Fourthly, the school utilises technology as an instructional tool to facilitate learning. Recognising the dynamic nature of the contemporary world, students are encouraged to research, seek information, and express their opinions effectively. Each classroom is equipped with computers and projectors, enabling teachers to incorporate various media into their lessons. Additionally, the school provides Wi-Fi access throughout the premises, allowing students to access information instantly. The implementation of the G Suite system since the academic year 2561 has enabled the school to swiftly transition to online teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fifthly, the school adopts “The Leader in Me” process to instil the seven habits in students, fostering leadership, responsibility, ethics, Thai cultural awareness, creativity, and courage to think and act according to Western norms, promoting a harmonious blend of Thai and international cultures.

Sixthly, there is a strong emphasis on building positive relationships among parents, students, and the school community, fostering collaboration to support students’ potential and address any challenges together. Everyone within the school community is considered part of a unified family.

Lastly, the school’s convenient location, spacious and clean facilities, ample space for activities, and pleasant environment contribute to a conducive learning atmosphere.

Academic materials utilised by Daroonpat High School are sourced from which country?

Due to Daroonpat High School’s adherence to the Basic Education Core Curriculum of 2008 established by the Ministry of Education, the selection of foreign textbooks necessitates content closely aligned with that curriculum. Therefore, the school predominantly selects textbooks from publishers based in Singapore. These textbooks are chosen for their internationally recognised content and language accessibility, closely resembling the curriculum prescribed by the Thai Ministry of Education. In instances where the textbooks do not cover all required topics, the school provides supplementary materials to ensure comprehensive learning.

Upon completion of the English Program at Daroonpat High School, what is the proficiency level in English language skills?

During their enrolment at Daroonpat High School, students typically achieve varying levels of proficiency in English language skills. By Grade 3, students are generally capable of composing short passages in English. By the completion of Grade 6, students are expected to possess varying degrees of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, depending on individual abilities. The school assesses students’ language proficiency levels from Grade G.4 to Grade G.6 using standardized international examinations, such as the Cambridge ESOL Examination. These assessments inform instructional improvements to enhance academic performance. In Grades G.4 to G.6, there is an increased emphasis on advanced writing skills to prepare students for higher education entrance exams.

At which grade levels does the school offer Chinese language instruction, and how many sessions per week?

Chinese language instruction commences from Pre G.1 to Grade G.9. Pre G.1 students have one session per week, while Grade G.1 to Grade G.9 students have two sessions per week. These sessions do not carry academic credit.

What sports are covered in the Physical Education curriculum?

In Grades Pre G.1 to G.3, students learn fundamental body movement skills, including those with and without equipment, and participate in swimming activities. In Grades G.4 to G.6, students acquire basic skills in various sports such as badminton, basketball, football, volleyball, chair ball, table tennis, and futsal. In Grades G.7 to G.12, students focus on advanced sports skills, including rules, competitions, officiating, and various types of sporting events. The Physical Education curriculum also emphasises physical fitness development and instils values such as sportsmanship, resilience, and teamwork. Additionally, it educates students about the benefits of physical activity, fostering empathy, graciousness, and the ability to accept defeat graciously, sometimes through gameplay. Students are encouraged to both participate in and appreciate sports, as well as understand the importance of teamwork.

If a student excels academically and seeks additional academic support, how is this facilitated?

The Academic Support Department provides supplementary instruction in core subjects for high-achieving students. For further details, students can contact the Academic Support Department. Additionally, if a student demonstrates exceptional aptitude, the school encourages participation in competitions to enhance their skills and gain experience in their areas of expertise.

Are teachers frequently changed at Daroonpat High School?

Daroonpat High School recruits both foreign and Thai teachers through its own selection process, allowing for the selection of educators with knowledge, abilities, and experience. Employment contracts are typically renewed annually, mitigating frequent turnover issues. Moreover, the majority of foreign teachers at the school have Thai spouses and children attending the school, reducing the likelihood of frequent resignations or turnover. However, teacher changes may occur in cases of severe incompetence or misconduct, necessitating immediate termination.

Which countries do foreign teachers come from?

Foreign teachers at Daroonpat High School comprise both Native English Speakers from countries where English is the official language and Non-Native Speakers with a minimum bachelor’s degree and teaching experience, possessing accents closely resembling Native English Speakers.

How are teaching responsibilities divided between foreign and Thai teachers? Is there overlap in teaching?

Thai teachers instruct subjects taught in Thai, such as Thai language, Thai social studies, Thai history, and Thai culture and traditions. They also teach subjects related to social studies, arts, crafts, music, and handicrafts. English language subjects are primarily taught by foreign teachers, specifically for students in Grades G.1 – G.3. Thai teachers may assist foreign teachers in classrooms when needed, particularly if some students have difficulty understanding foreign teachers’ instruction or speech.

What are the qualifications of Thai and foreign teachers, and how are teachers selected?

Qualifications of Thai and foreign teachers:

Thai Teachers:

Minimum bachelor’s degree in education or related fields, or relevant qualifications, demonstrated through teaching demonstrations, interviews, English language proficiency assessment, and technology proficiency as determined by the school. Candidates with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience are given special consideration.

Foreign Teachers:

Minimum bachelor’s degree in relevant subjects they teach, demonstrated through teaching demonstrations, interviews, and technology proficiency as determined by the school. Candidates with teaching experience or family ties in Thailand are given special consideration.

After completing the English Program, can I switch to the general Thai program?

The English Program follows the same curriculum as the Thai program but uses English as the medium of instruction, allowing students to seamlessly transition into regular classes.

Where do most Grade 6 students choose to study?

It depends on the preferences of the parents, which vary. For example, some prefer their children to attend government schools like Yothinburana School, Samsenwittayalai School, Suankularb School, etc. Others opt for international schools, while some choose to enroll their children at Drunpat School, which offers education up to Grade 12 (Secondary 6).

After graduating from Grade 12 at Drunpat, can I be admitted similarly to students in the general curriculum?

You can take admission exams for government universities like those in the Thai curriculum because Drunpat follows the English Program based on the Thai Ministry of Education’s curriculum. Additionally, you will need to pass various knowledge tests set by the Ministry, such as O-Net, GAT, and PAT.

After completing Grade 12 at Drunpat, to which universities can I apply?

Graduates of Grade 12 can apply to prestigious universities offering both international and traditional programs. Some opt to pursue studies at foreign universities that align with their goals and aptitudes. For further information, please contact the Public Relations Department or request documents detailing higher education statistics.

The school accepts students for Pre G.1 and G.1 starting at what age, and what are the requirements?

The school is currently accepting applications for Pre G.1 students aged between 5 and 6 years old, and G.1 students aged between 6 and 7 years old. Interested parents are required to call and schedule a school visit, fill out an application form, and pay the reservation deposit fee. Subsequently, the school will arrange for the students to undergo written assessments in English, Mathematics, Thai Language, and a face-to-face interview with the school director or administrators.

What is the tuition fee, and what additional expenses are there?

The breakdown of fees for tuition, educational materials, meals, insurance, and other expenses throughout the academic year is available upon request from the Public Relations Department of Daroonpat School. For inquiries, please contact 

LINE OA: @daroonpat-pr
Or call to inquire 02-589-6560 ,089-896-2869  or

Is there a school bus service available, and if so, how is the cost calculated?

The school does not provide a school bus service, but there is a private van service available for regular student transportation. Parents can directly contact the private van service for arrangements.

Can visits to the school be made on weekends?

Visits to Daroonpat School are only available on regular weekdays. Please make an appointment in advance for visits, which are scheduled twice daily at  9:00 a.m.
and 10:00 a.m. Call 02-589-6560 or 089-896-2869

Can a student entering Grade 7 (M.1) from the Thai curriculum (Ordinary Program) enrol in the English Program?

Yes, it is possible. For students graduating from Grade G.6 in the Thai curriculum, they must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate English proficiency at level 4. The school offers an intensive program to develop and improve English language skills within a timeframe of up to 1 year. By the third year, students will be able to join the regular English Program with their peers.

Can students transfer to study at Daroonpat School, and if so, how?

It is possible to transfer to Daroonpat School if there are vacancies in the respective grade level. Upon reservation with a deposit, the school will schedule the student for an assessment, including interviews in Thai and English, as well as an interview with the parents. The school will then inform the parents of the assessment results.

Can children with no English language foundation study here?

Parents who wish their children to study at Daroonpat School will be advised to prepare their children’s English language proficiency in advance to pass the English skills assessment for each grade level. Upon successful selection, the school will offer a summer course to enhance English language skills during the break and special supplementary courses in the evening after school hours (additional fees apply).

How can parents contact the class teacher?

Parents can contact the class teacher through the student’s Contact Book or unofficially through the class’s Facebook or LINE group for convenient communication and updates. For parents with limited time, they can contact the class teacher directly or through the school’s public relations office.

Safety Measures

What security measures does the school have?

Daroonpat School emphasizes student safety. The school premises are equipped with CCTV cameras covering all areas, including classrooms and laboratories, to monitor students constantly. The main school gate is scheduled to open and close at specific times, with restricted access during regular hours. Visitors are required to exchange identification cards before entry.

Meals and Snacks

What are the meals and snacks like? How are picky eaters handled?

Lunch consists of two Thai dishes and one international dish, served with rice and fruit. Both snack times include bakery items, milk, Thai snacks, and desserts, alternating daily. The school posts the weekly menu on its Facebook page. For students who refuse to eat lunch, class teachers will encourage and assist them until they finish. Teachers also monitor and ensure that all students finish their meals.

Homework Assistance

If parents cannot speak English but want their children to join the English Program, how will homework be handled?

In cases where homework is assigned, children are encouraged to complete it themselves. Parents should refrain from assisting or providing answers. If children struggle, they should bring the homework back for explanation or assistance from the teacher. The school expects parents to supervise their children’s responsibilities and ensure that homework is completed.

Disciplinary Measures

What methods are employed when students commit misconduct?

the school employs various methods: verbal warnings for initial incidents, written warnings for repeated misconduct, and deduction of behavioral points. Parents are informed to discuss recurring behavioral issues and acknowledge the occurrences. Collaboration is encouraged to find effective solutions.
Currently, the school collaborates with a team of psychologists from the SELF (SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING FRAMEWORK) Institute to support the student development department in addressing issues at their root.

After-School Programs or Tutorial

Are there any after-school programs available, and what subjects are covered, and how much do they cost?

Daroonpat High School offers over 20 after-school courses, including foundational subjects for struggling students. Teachers assess students and inform parents. Additionally, there are various activity courses to engage students in beneficial activities and explore their interests, such as art, crafts, Chinese language, advanced mathematics, swimming, taekwondo, ballet, gymnastics, volleyball, violin, guitar, and computer courses. For additional fees, please inquire at the public relations office.

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