Our School

PISA Vision and Mission   

At PISA our vision and mission is to develop globally responsible citizens who are prepared to meet the demands of our changing and developing world.

To do this our community will:

  • Be a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education
  • Instill 21st Century Skills in our community
  • Create 21st Century Learning Environments
  • Thrive as leaders, innovators and citizens

At Pensmith International STEM Academy we believe that through outstanding integrated learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths alongside English Communication Skills in providing the environment, curriculum and 21st Century learning experiences that will prepare our students for the skills they will need in future jobs and careers.

Why did we develop PISA?

A very warm welcome to Pensmith International STEM Academy. The decision to develop PISA was out of a desire to prepare our children for the future. Prepare, them with the skills they need not to survive but thrive in our increasingly globalized and changing world.

Why STEM?

It is difficult to imagine the future jobs that may exist for students in schools today.  What is clear is that for these careers there is a greater need for soft skills alongside an emphasis for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to thrive in our ever-changing 21st Century world.

21st Century Skills

21st Century skills must integrate the core skills that we apply to everyday tasks, an understanding of English, Maths, Science, ICT, and Finance. We believe we must develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, creativity, communication and collaboration skills, as it is these competencies that help us approach complex problems that face the world. Finally, to thrive in our changing environment we believe we must instill the character qualities of curiosity, initiative, persistence, adaptability, leadership and social and cultural awareness.

Motto : Live, Love, Learn

LIVE

Find your true identity

Know your abilities to work.

Motivate for success in life.

LOVE

Bring passion and positive energy to the world

Society thrives when we work together

Help yourself and others to be happy

LEARN

Understand your strengths and weakness

Develop your interests, skills and knowledge

Develop your ability to match your talents with having fun learning.

Facilities 

Campus

For security and safety, our campus is a closed campus and access to each area of the campus only by key card. Students have access to maintained gardens as well as playground areas for sports and relaxation.   At the school entrance, we have a large all-weather sports area marked out for a range of sports. We have a purpose-built play area for kindergarten students.

Learning Spaces

We have designed our learning spaces with 21st Century learning in mind. These spaces consist of learning areas for whole class or small group collaboration, alongside breakout areas for individual work.

These spaces are designed to support multi-disciplinary, cross curricula projects which include for example : English, Art, Design, Programming, Computing, Engineering, Science, Maths, and Humanities. Technology is seamlessly integrated into these spaces, with laptops/tablets on hand to complement and enhance the curriculum. The classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards as well as LCD TVs that are linked via computers to both the school intranet and the Internet.

Sports Facilities

The campus has an all-weather futsal pitch, a multi-purpose surface designed for a range of outdoor sports, basketball and fitness activities and a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool, and adjoining smaller pool for our kindergarten students.

Food and Drink Provision

Our school has a dedicated canteen area and snack shop, which offers a wide range of healthy snacks, before school and at our two break times during the day.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Education Development Trust

The Thai Education Ministry authorizes only 4 organisations, including Education Development Trust to carry out international accreditations.  Education Development Trust is a UK based organisation working throughout the UK and internationally in over 40 countries.  In the UK, they inspect a third of all UK schools on behalf of OFSTED.

Education Development Trust is a world authority on school inspection and evaluation having inspected schools from around the world for over 20 years. Inspections expertise has a significant international footprint and they have worked in partnership with government agencies in countries as diverse as India, Thailand and Jamaica. The accrediting body over this time has changed its name a number of times. Originally called Worldwide Education Service (WES) changed its name to the Centre for British Teacher (CfBT) and in 2016 became the Education Development Trust.

In 2017 Pensmith International STEM Academy will commence the process to become an accredited school with Education Development Trust

Source: https://www.educationdevelopmenttrust.com/en-GB/what-we-do/school-inspection-and-evaluation

สมศ ONESQA

The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Thai Public Organization) has set up its goals to develop education standards to be used in education quality assurance of all educational institutions throughout Thailand. It is, therefore, mandatory that every educational institution undergo the external quality assessment at least every five years.

The education quality assurance is an educational procedure established to entrust learners, parents, community and society with confidence and assurance that educational institutions will provide then with qualified and standardized education as stipulated by the set-up criteria. The collaboration between state and private sectors will additionally yield an invaluable benefit towards the education quality development and also undoubtedly enhance Thailand’s competitiveness in the world community

Source : http://www.onesqa.or.th/en/profile/977/