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Primary School - Ages 6 to 11

Our Primary School at KIS International School Reignwood Park is dedicated to fostering excellence in academics, nurturing a strong sense of responsibility, and instilling the values of good citizenship within a supportive and inclusive learning community.

KIS Reignwood Park is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Our school is pursuing authorization as an
IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that KIS Reignwood Park believes is important for our students. 

Primary children from Grade 1 to 5 study through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, before they move seamlessly into the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in our Secondary School.

In order to comprehensively inquire about the world around them, our learners need to have strong literacy and numeracy skills. In our Primary School a key focus is explicitly teaching these core skills. We use researched based practice to inform our systematic approach to tailored learning to ensure our students are strong speakers, listeners, readers and writers. In Mathematics, we explicitly teach problem solving strategies and review and consolidate Mathematical skills each year to ensure that children build their ‘toolkit’ so they can be independent problem solvers who can express their understanding to others with skill, creativity and confidence.

Dedicated Primary School Facilities

Our dedicated Primary School building within our larger 60-acre school campus offers extensive purpose-built facilities to engage our children in powerful learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Our spacious classrooms are complemented by discovery labs, art ateliers, world language suites, a cooking studio and Primary Café for lunchtimes, all within our primary building. Our expansive Primary Learning Library provides our students and teachers with resources and collaborative spaces to foster critical thinking, curiosity, and support and challenge learning.

Learning spaces continue outside the classroom with extensive primary adventure playgrounds for stimulating playtimes, a grass sports field and covered sports pitch for Physical Education and our Kitchen Learning Garden, an edible garden, educating and engaging our children in the process of growing and harvesting food. 

"We believe that laying a strong academic foundation early in life is crucial for a child's future success. Our inquiry focused curriculum and world class facilities inspire and empower our students to learn the skills and knowledge they need in order to ensure they have the best opportunities for higher level education and success in life beyond school.

Anita McCallum, Primary Principal

Developing Active Learners

The IB Primary Years Programme is an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary program with a strong emphasis on developing students as active learners who are curious, ask questions and think critically. They learn to be strong communicators who can express themselves with skill and confidence in writing, oral presentations, discussions and debates, as well as listen to seek understanding about themselves and the world around them. Children are supported to be risk takers and try new things and encouraged to try to do their best in all that they do. Responsible for their learning and their actions, students set goals with planned actions to improve themselves and the world around them.

Connected Learning

Learning is not isolated in subject areas, we connect and link subject areas together providing students with a chance to ‘dive deep’ with knowledge and skills and make personal connections to local and global issues. We use an inquiry process to scaffold learning, providing students with repeated opportunities to think, reflect and extend their ideas and knowledge as they learn. Alongside learning on campus we take field trips regularly to making meaningful connections in the wider community and equally take action through community service nurturing the value of helping others, empathy and global citizenship.

Building Collaborative Relationships

Collaboration is fostered among children themselves and between students and teachers as an integral aspect of the learning journey. Teachers utilize assessment tools to gain insights into each child's current abilities, identify their next steps in growth, and tailor their educational experiences accordingly. By placing students at the forefront of the learning process, we cultivate heightened engagement, a pivotal element in their overall well-being. Through a collective effort involving students, teachers, and families, we endeavor to build a compassionate, empathetic, and inclusive community.

A Broad Curriculum With Specialist Teaching

Our core timetable in Primary School at KIS Reignwood Park is led by our experienced international Primary teachers who guide daily Language Arts (English), Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The core curriculum is complemented with specialist teaching including daily exposure to World Languages (Thai or Mandarin) and weekly specialist lessons in Art, Music, Physical Education and Swimming.

Experienced International Teachers

At KIS Reignwood Park we provide the highest quality teaching staff, the majority of whom come from the UK, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. All teachers have experience in international school communities and are committed to developing active learners with inquiring minds, ensuring the success of the whole child both academically and personally by putting children's learning at the heart of everything they do. 

Assessment For Learning

We use assessment to drive student learning. Teacher's use a variety of assessment techniques to determine what each child can do and what their next steps in learning need to be. This 'assessment for learning' process means that teachers can be responsive to students' needs and personalize each child's learning experiences. Attitude, learning skills, social relationships and effort are considered equally important when looking at the overall development of the child.

To foster a strong relationship between home and school we use the Seesaw digital portfolio platform to share learning with parents and extended families ensuring parents receive up-to-date information about their child. Each child's digital learning portfolio is a secure, private online record of their learning and development where children, teachers and families can communicate and be part of celebrating the learning journey. 

Detailed descriptive reports are given to parents twice a year in December and June with a progress report in March. Parent, student and teacher conferences are held in October and February and then students lead the conference in May to showcase their learning and confidence. Student achievement is also benchmarked in a bi-annual external assessment called MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) for Grades 3 to 5 which gives valuable information to staff on each student's academic growth and proficiency, particularly in reading, mathematics, and language arts.

Promoting Well-being

Wellbeing is crucial to each child’s academic success. We support our Primary students in building positive relationships and the skills to work collaboratively with others. Social and Emotional Development Programs are embedded in our school culture and also throughout our Primary curriculum. Our highly qualified teachers and school counsellors develop relationships with each child to ensure that learning is personalized and communication between parents and school is prioritized.

Extra-Curricular Activities

We offer a variety of Extra-Curricular Activities after school to enhance students' experience and allow time to explore interests in a structured way including art, drama, dance, musical theatre, instrumental music, coding, chess, cooking, basketball, football, swimming, football, golf, tennis and gymnastics.

Athlete Program 

Wearing a KIS Wolves sports shirt is both a great privilege and an honor. Competitive sport opportunities start from Grade 2 across Basketball, Football, Swimming and Golf. We firmly believe that nurturing character and fostering a strong sense of teamwork is as pivotal as honing skills and physical fitness. We instill in our athletes a profound significance of playing not just for themselves but for the teammates beside them, and for all those who will proudly wear a Wolves shirt in the future. Go Wolves!

Boarding From Grade 4

Students can stay away from the hustle and bustle of central Bangkok and enjoy the exclusive Reignwood Park tranquil community which offers fresh air and expansive space for more hours in the day for activities and supervised study. We offer weekly and full boarding options for children in Grade 4 (aged 9) and above in our safe and secure KIS Boarding Village directly attached to our main 60-acre campus. Stylish and comfortable bedrooms with either four or two children per room and then single rooms for our Seniors, all with private bathrooms.

Parent Care

The links between student, school and parent are vital and how strongly they are forged contributes to our community and our students’ achievements. Our on-campus Parent Helpdesk team is at your service from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, readily available to promptly address any questions you may have by phone, email or in person.

Throughout the year our KIS Parent Institute holds workshops led by our teachers and counselors focusing on areas such as digital safety and development, the IB Programmes, developmental milestones and planning for college/university.

Our KISP Parent Association, plays a highly active role in fostering relationships between parents and teachers. They facilitate informal communication channels and enrich school life through a vibrant calendar of events held throughout the year. Additionally, we provide a wonderful opportunity for relaxation and socialization right on campus in our Parent Café, specially designed for parents to meet and savor freshly prepared food and beverages.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit